What Was This Place?
This apartment seemed like Paris’ best-kept secret. It had been untouched since 1940, perfectly preserving the life of an extraordinarily rich woman. From what they could tell, it seems that this place was abandoned at the very height of the cultural renaissance known as the Belle Ãpoque. They felt like they were walking straight into a time capsule that should have never been opened. As they explored, they were completely awestruck. They found something nearly priceless…
Why Did She Leave?
They could tell that this place was abandoned due to the number of treasures Madame left behind. The locals say she must have left the apartment just as WWII was reaching its peak. The war was rough in Paris, and the city was under siege of the Nazi’s. Madame was only 23-years-old at the time, so she decided to flee, leaving all of her family heirlooms behind. Paris was becoming too tough to live in. Nazi’s imposed strict rationing and a curfew. They also raided homes to find Jew’s to send to concentration camps. Madame left to find a better life and never returned.