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  • Writer's pictureSimone Skopek

In the footsteps of the artists: Paris nightlife of La Belle Époque

Updated: Nov 8, 2023

Step back in time to La Belle Époque, the era when Paris truly became the 'City of Light' and a hotbed of cultural activity. The late 1800s marked a new era in the entertainment industry, where art and technology converged to create a cultural revolution.

Before photography became widely used, the only way to record the events of an era was through painting and illustration. Thanks to the artists - Renoir, Manet, Toulouse Lautrec, and many others, we have a glimpse of the splendor and the shadows of this fascinating period in the heart of Paris.

From the dazzling gas-lit streets to the scintillating cabarets of Montmartre, les Folies Bergère, and the iconic Moulin Rouge, follow in the footsteps of the artists who hung out at these hot spots and left a vivid record of the vibrant Paris nightlife of La Belle Époque.

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