Monday, August 9, 2010

Lutetia Sold to Israeli Group

The Hotel Lutetia on boulevard Raspail, where I like to have a late-afternoon apéritif when I'm in Paris, has been sold to an Israeli investment group. During the Occupation it was the Paris headquarters of the German Abwehr. History is fond of irony.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The subsequent episode may also be of interest to your readers (as I am sure you know).
After Paris' liberation, the hotel's owner, in order to prove his support, was asked to provide it to the Resistance. It then served to welcome and accommodate the deportees returning from concentration camps.