The Belle Époque or La Belle Époque (French pronunciation: [bɛlepɔk];
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 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.
A fantasy of fabric & French furniture, featured on numerous
design magazine covers and Home & Garden shows, the room
boasts a dome covered four poster bed, custom made in New
Orleans, and Carrera marble fireplace.