Paris has been under a lot of scrutiny after terrorist attacks in November 2015. Though the events that transpired were atrocious, let’s not forget that this city is absolutely magical. Below are 22 photos of Paris in the 1920’s that will make you remember that it is, indeed, the city of love. Grab a croissant and check them out!
Number Twenty-Two. So many tulips! Gardeners painstakingly took care of these lovely flowers near the Louvre for years.
Number Twenty-One. Taken in January of 1920, this photo features the prominent Eiffel Tower. It looks like an exciting race is happening too!
Number Twenty. Ladies who lunch, am I right? Guessing from the hats and coats, it looks like early Fall or Spring.
Numbers Nineteen and Eighteen. Again we see the lovely Eiffel Tower peeking coyly at us from behind some buildings. Those ladies on the right are looking pretty coy as well. Oh la la!
Number Seventeen. That boy is throwing some major shade, but that beret is totally nullifying it. There’s nothing cuter than a boy in a beret.
Number Sixteen. Two people, perhaps a couple, cheers to the city in all of its glory. Maybe they’re drinking a nice Bordeaux.
Numbers Fifteen and Fourteen. On the left, a woman sits pensively in a stylish dress and shoes. On the right, our friend the Eiffel Tower makes another cameo appearance.
Number Thirteen. These three ladies look like a load of fun! Here, we see the winner of the “Pearly Queen of Paris” beauty pageant.
Number Twelve. These guys were riding fixies before it was cool. Seriously, that’s a lot of people biking in one place.
Number Eleven. An old school vendor entertains a group of children who probably just want some ice cream in this photo. That man in the hat might want some as well.
Numbers Ten and Nine. On the left, a couple of dramatic clowns pose at the Sarah Bernhardt Theatre. Even more dramatic on the right, this is Harry Pilcer and Gaby Deslys about to perform an exotic dance. Burlesque was still very taboo at the time.
Number Eight. This popular bar is La Boule Blanche, a nightclub that only the hippest of the hip would attend.
Number Seven. This picturesque street might be deserted, but it was bustling during the day. The Galeries Lafayette were as popular back then as they are today.
Number Six. Here we see a dinner party taking place between Christmas time and New Year’s Eve. This was a very popular time for Parisians to host parties.
Numbers Five and Four: An interesting concept, these are members of the “Friday The Thirteenth Club.” Each Friday the 13th, club members would convene to perform rituals alleged to avoid superstitions.
Number Three. Yes, that is indeed the Moulin Rouge cabaret that you see. Calling Nicole Kidman!
Number Two. Known as “The Hoffman Girls,” these spry ladies are seen here posing before a show.
Number One. Finally, a reminder that humanity isn’t entirely bad. A young girl innocently offers a flower to a bearded police officer. The photo was taken at the Porte Sant-Denis.