The 20th century

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Bordeaux and Aquitaine in the 20th century

On the basis of historical, economic, cultural and social milestones, the 20th century in Bordeaux and Aquitaine is principally examined by means of images through a series of documentaries by France 3 Aquitaine, complemented by objects and documents.

The 20th century was marked by two World Wars and exceptional progress in the history of humanity which have profoundly shaken societies, mentalities and landscapes even in Aquitaine.

In a few decades, the region went from an ancient rural civilisation to a modern society with the arrival of the great technical innovations to which Aquitaine today contributes (automotive, electricity, aviation and cinema).

The challenges that today's region must meet are European construction and globalisation.

In this historical context, Bordeaux is reasserting its role as the economic and cultural capital of a region open on the world.

Room of the 20th century. Photo L. Gauthier city hall of Bordeaux

Room of the 20th century. Photo L. Gauthier city hall of Bordeaux