At the end of the 19th century, Nice became the world capital of winter tourism, but the outbreak of the First World War in August 1914 seriously affected the local economy. Tourism, hospitality, building, floral culture, are in great difficulty and unemployment is constantly increasing. The announcement of the Armistice on November 11, 1918, comes to end these dark years. As early as 1919, the rich winterers found their way to Nice. Only the Russians are missing the call and if they find the shores of the Côte-d’Azur, it is mostly ruined. The British remain the most numerous but it is the Americans who have come to invest massively, who will mark the Roaring Twenties with their extravagances.
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Musée de la Photographie Charles Nègre
1, Place Pierre Gautier 06000 Nice France
June 29, 2017 to November 12, 2017