The story surrounding this Paris apartment starts with a woman named Madame Marthe de Florian. She was a little-known actress and demimondaine (courtesan) with a collection of famous lovers including: "Georges Clemenceau (before becoming the 72nd Prime Minister of France), Pierre Waldeck-Rousseau (the 68th Prime Minister of France), Paul Deschanel (11th President of France), Gaston Doumergue (13th President of France), and the Italian artist Giovanni Boldini." It is the last on this list, artist Giovanni Boldini, that plays a part in this interesting story.

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Though this story starts with Madame Marthe de Florian it continues on even after she passed away in 1939. When she died, her Paris apartment was inherited by her granddaughter, Solange Beaugiron. She lived in the apartment until the outbreak of World War 2, at which time she abandoned it and fled to the French Riviera. She locked up her apartment and never turned back. No one is sure why she never returned, but she left the apartment untouched and the rent was automatically paid until her death in 2010. It was when people were sent in to inventory the apartment that the grand discovery was made. 

Check out the video for more details on the apartment and the amazing discovery.