The Exposition Universelle of 1855 was a World's Fair held in Paris. It followed by four years London's Great Exhibition and attempted to rival and top that fair, which produced The Crystal Palace, with a Palais d'Industrie. It was a major event in France, which was newly under the control of Emperor Napoleon III.
The Exposition Universelle of 1900 was a world's fair held in Paris, France, to celebrate the achievements of the past century and to accelerate development into the next.
The third Paris World's Fair, called an Exposition Universelle in French, was held from May 1 though November 10, 1878. It celebrated the recovery of France after its crushing defeat in the 1870 Franco-Prussian War.