Belle Époque was a period from 1871 until the start of WWI when Paris was blooming with prosperity, gorgeous landmarks were built, Art Nouveau was in vogue, haute couture (high fashion) began and Impressionists like Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir flourished. This era was used to model the France Pavilion, right down to copying the landscaping made famous by André Le Nôtre at the Palace of Versailles. During this timeframe, perfume was no longer reserved for royalty and became a coveted luxury among Parisians. To sample some, visit Plume Et Palatte. This shop, which is also called Galerie d’ Beaux-Arts or Librairie et Galerie, contains every imaginable fragrance.