A Paris Apartment: A Novel by Michelle Gable -"The past and present intertwine in Michelle Gable's sparkling debut, which sings of the Belle Epoque, French romance, and a few secrets that change everything.
The Paris Time Capsule Apartment: The owner of this apartment, Mrs. De Florian left Paris just before the rumblings of World War II broke out in Europe. She closed up her shutters and left for the South of France, never to return to the city again.
metal bridge created during Napoléonic reign. Padlocks added to railing w/ names on them and keys thrown into river below to signify commitment to each other (watch for police patrolling to keep people from throwing keys into river).
Madame de Florian, a French socialite & actress fled to the south of France during World War II. She kept her apartment, Paris on the Right Bank near the Opéra Garnier, in case she wanted to return.Since the apartment has been sitting untouched.