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May 25, 2021

Life of France in the Early 20th Century Through Amazing Photos

The turn of the 20th century was a golden era in France. After a series of bruising wars and turmoil within the French Republic, culminating in the Franco-Prussian War which ended in 1871, it embarked on an age of peace, prosperity and progress.

Life of France in the 1900s and 1910s

From the ruins of conflict, the Belle Epoque brought joie de vivre flourish, a boom in art, design, industry, technology, gastronomy, education, travel, entertainment and nightlife.

A set of amazing photos from Archives Photos that shows what life of France looked like in the 1900s and 1910s.

Generations of a French family in a Paris garden, circa 1900

Girl on the steps of the family house with his toy boats, circa 1900

Huelgoat's river and forest, circa 1900

Shipbuilding yards, Marseille, Le Pharo, circa 1900

The fall, circa 1900

The sailboat, circa 1900

The three-master Amélie at anchor in Nantes, circa 1900

Beaching at Bréhat, circa 1900-1910

Ruins of the keep of the Château de Lavardin (Touraine), circa 1903

Bisquines regatta off Saint-Malo, 1905

Bisquine cancalaise off Saint-Malo, 1907

Hot air balloon, Rallye-Ballon de Château-Gontier, 1907.

Hot air balloon, Rallye-Ballon de Château-Gontier, 1907

The Marie-Christine bath, Le Havre, 1909

The train for Paris at Château-Gontier station, 1909

Bohémian, circa 1910

Breton women in traditional costume during the pilgrimage to Sainte-Anne-la-Palud for the feast of the Cinquantenaire, circa 1910

Brittany homeless, circa 1910

Hunters, pond at Préchac, Gironde, circa 1910

In front of the mountain, circa 1910

Just a break, circa 1910

Looking the other way, circa 1910

Man and children in rags with bare feet, circa 1910

Parc du Plessis-Tison, Nantes, circa 1910

Sailboat "Marie-Pauline" returning to port, Saint-Malo, circa 1910

Sailboat L3333, Brittany, towards Lannion, circa 1910

Sailors at Rochefort, Rue de l'Arsenal, circa 1910

Sunday at the beach, circa 1910

Swimmers, circa 1910

Tedders's snack, around the Chanteau de Magnanne, Mayenne, circa 1910

The river, circa 1910

Unloading cods, Saint-Malo, circa 1910

Walk on the suspension bridge, Tonnay-Charente, circa 1910

A start at the Anjou circuit, Angers Aviation Grand Prix, 1912

Boat trip, Roscoff, 1912

At the ebb, Rochebonne beach, Saint-Malo, 1914

On the beach of Rochebonne, Paramé, circa 1914

Young soldier in front of the barracks, circa 1914

Soldiers at Soissons, April 14, 1917

Edith Pierron with Pierre Pineau, taken near La Féolle, December 15, 1918

Marie Pierron and her daughters, taken near Nère, early 1918

Roger Pierron with fork and wheelbarrow, taken near La Féolle, December 15, 1918

Under the bridge, Marseille, May 4, 1918

Kitchen break, January 6, 1919

Walk in the gorges of Ballandaz, 1919




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