During WWII, Parisian socialite Madame de Florian abandoned her luxury apartment after she fled the city. She never returned to Paris but continued to pay rent until she died in 2010, at the age of 91. This is what was found when the apartment was finally opened after 70 years.
Located on Paris’ Right Bank near Opéra Garnier, it’s since become a decadent and gorgeous time capsule.
Mme. de Florian had feared Hitler’s inevitable invasion of France so she fled the city in 1940, and stayed on the Riviera, and refused to return to the city. Her apartment remained empty, ...