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Definition of La belle epoque

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period in French history characterized by great advances in the arts and sciences (1871-1914)
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The Belle Époque or La Belle Époque (; French for "Beautiful Era") was a period of Western European history. It is conventionally dated from the end of the Franco-Prussian War in 1871 to the outbreak of World War I in around 1914. Occurring during the era of the French Third Republic (beginning 1870), it was a period characterized by optimism, regional peace, economic prosperity and technological, scientific and cultural innovations. In the climate of the period, especially in Paris, the arts flourished. Many masterpieces of literature, music, theater, and visual art gained recognition. The Belle Époque was named, in retrospect, when it began to be considered a "golden age" in contrast to the horrors of World War I.

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Belle Époque or La Belle Époque refers to a period in European history that began during the late 19th century and lasted until World War I

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