For 70 years, Mrs. Florian paid the rent for a house she did not live in.

It took place in 1939, during the German army’s invasion of Paris. When she was 23 years old, Madame de Florian made the decision to leave her flat near the Opera Garnier alongside thousands of other Parisians and relocate to the south of France.

He wished to depart from the area of hostilities given that World War II was just getting started.

Madame de Florian never moved back into the flat after the war ended, but she continued to cover all the expenses until she passed away. The 9th District flat has been empty for seven decades.