"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." Helen Keller

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Qu’est-ce que c’est La Belle Epoque? What is the Belle Epoque?

On your travels in Paris you will no doubt hear the term Belle Epoque (pronounced BELL EH-POKE) used to describe various forms of art and architecture.  La Belle Epoque means ‘Beautiful Era’ in English and should bring to mind decadence, prosperity, and pleasure: imagine artists drawing can-can girls, inventors constructing grand palaces, and writers with wine in hand attempting to capture the liberal, bohemian spirit that infused Paris and captivated the world. Continue reading