A couple of years ago I was visiting my friend in Paris and we stayed at her families apartment in the Marais. She had lived there while attending art school and it was still a kind of college apartment with younger tenants she knew from school days.
A year or two ago her sister moved into the flat with her husband. Today she sent me pictures of the renovation they undertook and I can’t believe its the same apartment! Below is a before picture taken when I was there in 2008 followed by the pictures of the same apartment today.