Truth is Stranger.

Photos: messy nessy chic

I love that even in this day and age where it feels harder and harder to find stories of intrigue and mystery and romance, a cracker tale like this still exists. One Mrs. De Florian, fled Paris for the South of France just before WWII kicked in. While continuing to pay the rent up until her death 70 years later, she never returned and, amazingly, the apartment was never opened. It was only when her heirs hired professionals to help take stock of the property that its contents were revealed.

Click through, it’s a great story.

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