pourquoi "inaugurera", c'est au futur ?
Reading B2, Listening or Seeing C1
This is my take on it.
The scene is set in 1861 using the historical present (a common literary device in French) - "En 1861, le Duc de Morny crée Deauville." (Note the provided translation reverts to the past tense which is more usual in English)
Given that we are now in 1861 any subsequent events will be described in the future even though, relative to today, they are in the past.
Hope this makes sense.
The speaker is referencing 1861. Tom is correct. It's as if we might say, "it is December 1773 in Boston where the Sons of Liberty will protest English tea taxation"
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