On January 30, 1876, Victor Hugo was elected as a senator.
On March 7, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received the patent for the invention of the telephone.
On June 8, 1876, the writer Georges Sand, lover of Alfred de Musset and later Frédéric Chopin, passed away. She was the author of over 70 novels.
On August 7, 1876, Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, better known as Mata Hari, was born. She was a dancer, courtesan, German spy, and double agent, later sentenced to death and executed on October 15, 1917.
Château La Grave Béchade was born during the Third Republic (1870-1940).
At that time, Jules Dufaure (February 23, 1876 – December 3, 1876) was the head of the government.
In the late 19th century, the Empire style adorned interiors. Spread throughout Europe, it was inspired by classical and military trends. The fusion of these two influences created grand and elaborate interiors. Dark gilded wood surfaces and robust, dynamic fabrics dominated the era.
Paintings born out of Impressionism, an artistic movement created by a group of artists in the second half of the 19th century in France (Édouard Manet, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, etc.), enriched these luxurious interiors. Shortly thereafter, Symbolism (1886-1900), an artistic movement in literature, painting, sculpture, and music, influenced Europe in the late 19th century (Gustav Klimt, Gustave Moreau, Gaston…).