Bureau d'adresse et de rencontre

Biographical NotesThe Bureau d'Adresse et de Rencontres was set in 1630 up by physician and philantropist Théophraste Renaudot. As discussed in Justin Stagl's 'History of Curiosity', it was a combination of employment agency and public medical assistance, with further services added over the years.
Among its many activities, the Bureau organized debates on various topics. The participation to these debates was free.
We do not know the identity of those who contributed to the debate, and we have no information on exactly how particular debates unfolded. For this reason, the five contributors to the debate on travelling will be considered here as a single authorial entity, despite their divergent opinions.
Work(s)Author of Si les voyages sont nécessaires à un honneste homme (1635) in