Paris 1900 new exhibition commemorates the Universal Exposition which did so much to cement the reputation of Paris as a vibrant and exciting city. Running until August 17th, Paris 1900: The City of Entertainment is a stunning, must see event presented in the fascinating surroundings of the Musee des Beaux Arts at the Petit Palais. The Hotel Britannique is pleased to recommend this opportunity to relive the splendour of the Belle Epoque.
Paris 1900 new exhibition is an enthralling glimpse into the past
Beginning in the mid-19th century and lasting up until the First World War was a period when universal expositions were an integral part of the European scene. These were events mounted on a colossal scale to celebrate man’s achievements in science, art and culture and were viewed as a means of reconciling the differences between nation states and promoting universal brotherhood.
The 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle was generally considered to be the crowning glory of these impressive celebrations of achievement and was designed to both look back on the glories of the century just ending while at the same time anticipate the promise of the century just about to begin. Some fifty million visitors attended the six pavilions of the exposition. This was the era when Art Nouveau achieved its full flowering, Paris fashions were the height of chic and the French capital was viewed as the most sophisticated and elegant in the world.
Paris 1900: The City of Entertainment takes place in the Petit Palais, which was built to house the exhibition of French art during the exposition. Around 600 items including artworks, clothing, jewellery, posters, photographs and films recreate this golden age of Parisian life when a general cultural blossoming promised a better and more fulfilling life for everyone.
The Hotel Britannique suggests the Paris 1900 new exhibition
At the Hotel Britannique we are fascinated by the romanticism of the Belle Epoque, which we feel is reflected in the ambience of our hotel. Therefore we have no hesitation in giving this exhibition our highest recommendation.