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La Belle Époque, or "beautiful era", period in France that began during the late 19th century and lasted until World War I.Occurring at the midpoint of the Third Republic, the Belle Époque was considered a golden time of beauty, innovation, and peace between France and its European neighbors. New inventions made life easier at all social levels, the cultural scene thrived, cabaret, cancan, and the cinema were born, and art took new forms with Impressionism and Art Nouveau.
Art and architecture in the style of this era in other nations is also sometimes called "Belle Époque" style. Mexico was especially known for adopting the Belle Époque style during the Porfiriato, and as a result, many constructions followed the Art Nouveau trend, such as the central kiosk at the Arms Square in Guadalajara, and the Lafayette Ave., a boulevard in the same city, known nowadays as the Chapultepec Ave., and styled after the French boulevards from that time.