Claudine Monteil in the garden of Meyrignac, where Simone and Hélène de Beauvoir spent their summers as little girls with their parents. The property still belongs to a member of the Beauvoir family. Copyright © Claudine Monteil all rights reserved.
Claudine Monteil (left) and Carol Downer with Hélène de Beauvoir in her painter studio in front of her painting « Women suffer, men judge ». Copyright Claudine Monteil all rights reserved.
Hélène de Beauvoir and Claudine Monteil at Nice, the day of her presentation of Monteil’s dissertation for her PHD on Simone de Beauvoir, 1984 (Copyright Claudine Monteil).
Claudine Monteil at her home in front of the painting representing Simone de Beauvoir with a yellow shirt and a carnet done by her sister, 1936, Copyright Claudine Monteil all rights reserved.
Claudine Monteil and the lawyer Maître Gisèle Halimi, president of Choisir, testifying on Simone de Beauvoir for the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of The Second Sex, Paris 1999. Copyright © Catherine Deudon all rights reserved
Claudine Monteil (second from the left) with, on her side, Yvette Roudy, former Cabinet member for women’s rights and former Congresswoman, and Anne Hidalgo, Deputy Mayor of Paris, testifying on Simone de Beauvoir, Paris, 2001 Copyright © Catherine Deudon all rights reserved.
Claudine Monteil at a reading of “The Beauvoir Sisters” in Regensburg, Germany
Hélène de Beauvoir in Claudine Monteil’s arms at Simone de Beauvoir’s funerals in front of the grave of Sartre and Beauvoir, Paris, Montparnasse cemetery, April 1986.