This exhibition features an exclusive collection by an amateur photographer of the 1930s, France Demay. On the eve of the Second World War, members of working-class Parisians sports clubs were training for the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Fully committed both politically and athletically, these young worker were also enjoying their first paid holidays. We see them at the stadium, in the forest and mountains, on their bikes, running and diving.
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