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"The Spectacular Second Empire 1852-1870" opens at musée d'Orsay

The ostentation of the ?fête impériale? and France?s humiliating defeat in 1870 by Prussia, have long tarnished the reputation of the Second Empire, suspected of having been a time purely of amusements, scandals and vices, as described by Zola in his novels written during the Third Republic. It was, however, a period of unrivalled prosperity in the 19th century and one of unprecedented social upheavals.
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