1900 La Belle Époque

A new century, new customs, even if the social and economic aspects are a continuation of the past century.

The World’s Fair is in full swing in Paris. Architecture and furniture take on the rounded shapes and fantasy of Art nouveau.

The horse-drawn carriages with their upper decks showing ladies in their large flowered hats, stroll along the main boulevards.

The Impressionists achieve recognition and the Eiffel tower, scheduled for demolition, becomes a symbol. The wild cancan provokes a frenzy in the cabarets of Montmartre.

Life is peaceful, one is amused and one dances … the pas de quatre, the waltz, the scottische,, the maxixe, the berline belge …