In Paris, on April 15th, 1900, begins the biggest celebration ever put together in the world. The World Fair completely transforms the city: The exotic luxury hotels that bedeck the banks of the Seine, the colossal monuments that pop up on every street corner, and the moving walkways are just some of the features that mesmerize the crowds.
Over 50 million visitors discover this new Paris, exalted by the advent of electricity.
How did engineers manage to set up an electric, underground subway system in less than two years? Why did they build the Grand Palais on stilts? What technological challenges did they overcome to conceive Gare d’Orsay in the heart of Paris?
Gigantic buildings are erected in record time. A hundred and twenty years later, some are still among the most beautiful monuments of the capital.
Through exceptional footage in the form of the very first audio-visual archives, computer-generated imagery, and analyses by the greatest experts, dive into the gigantic worksites that shaped the City of Light. Welcome to Paris in 1900.