Monday, April 20, 2015

Empress Eugenie at Biarritz (1858)

E. Defonds: Empress Eugenie at Biarritz

Biarritz is a city on the Bay of Biscay, on the Atlantic coast in the Pyrénées Atlantiques department in southwestern France. It is a luxurious seaside town and is popular with tourists and surfers. Biarritz became more renowned in 1854 when Empress Eugenie (the wife of Napoleon III) built a palace on the beach (now the Hôtel du Palais). European royalty, including British monarchs Queen Victoria and King Edward VII, and the Spanish king Alfonso XIII, were frequent visitors. [Wikipedia]

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