Photos of Nevada, land of contrasts

Mountains of entertainment

Nevada has been inhabited by indigenous peoples for thousands of years. Today, known for its desert landscapes, casinos and tourist attractions, Nevada is a popular destination: discover the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area or the Valley of Fire known for its red rock formations and petroglyphs. And, of course, the world-famous Sin City, Las Vegas.

The development of Las Vegas began in 1905, with the arrival of the railroad, which made the valley more accessible and attracted new residents and investors. In 1931, the construction of Hoover Dam provided the region with a source of water and electricity. In the 1940s and 1950s, Las Vegas experienced rapid growth. The city became a center of gambling and entertainment, attracting visitors from all over the world. The construction of large hotels and casinos transformed the city into a major tourist destination. Today, Las Vegas is a city known worldwide for its gambling, entertainment and laid-back lifestyle.

Situated in a desert valley surrounded by mountains, Las Vegas is astonishing in its sheer size: 160,000 machines in over 150 casinos, the largest of which are clustered around the Strip; nearly 150,000 rooms that welcome over 40 million visitors every year… Las Vegas is a city where anything is possible, a place where you can relax and have fun, without worrying about conventions.

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