Exposition universelle et internationale de Paris. Rolling pavement installed on the rue de l’Avenir. The Grand Palais and Petit Palais are constructed as purpose-built exhibition centres.

First Paris Metro line opens.

Paris hosts the Olympic Games.

Picasso settles in Paris.

Michelin publishes the first motoring guide to France.

Completion of the Pont Alexandre III and Gare d’Orsay

Monet begins his paintings of the Palace of Westminster.

Sarah Bernhardt stars in Clément Maurice’s film Le duel d’Hamlet.

Louis Vierne appointed titular organist at Notre Dame de Paris.

Ravel’s first unsuccessful attempt at the Prix de Rome.

Schola Cantorum relocates to rue Saint-Jacques, a venue for concerts of the Société Nationale de Musique.

Soprano Mary Garden debuts in the premiere of Charpentier’s Louise at the Opéra-Comique.

Debussy named the ‘Verlaine of music’ by L’Echo de Paris

Fauré’s Prométhée premiered (Béziers).

Jacques Février born

Pianist and pedagogue Charles-Louis Hanon dies.

First section of the New York Subway opens.

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