The True Story of the French Belle Époque


  • The Bowes Museum

  • The Bowes Museum, Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL12 8NP

  • 01833 690606


  • Free

  • 24-Oct-16

  • 6pm start

  • All ages

disabled access

Join Prof Dominique Kalifa to learn about the ‘Belle Époque'. In France, the popular use of the term conjures up images of peace and prosperity, of Paris as Europe's cultural and intellectual centre, of joie de vivre. How accurate, though, is this idea of a 'beautiful era'? In this talk Professor Dominique Kalifa (Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne) will address this question, revealing the 'true story' of the 'Belle Époque' in late 19th and early 20th-century France, exploring how this period has been remembered in French life and culture. Booking for this free event is required on 01833 690606 or via

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