French love mystery

From then on it was a love affair with everything French. I wanted nothing more than to experience France. I bought French posters and plastered them on my walls; I searched record stores fervently (mainly in vain) for French music; I got a French cookbook and my family endured many dinners of Soupe à l’oignon.

A tale of Parisian real estate - 2

Episode 2: The Parisian property reality. Gilles hands us a large clump of keys of varying sizes and complexity. There are two particularly large and complex keys in the collection, for the locks on the front door. These look a bit like fish cleaning tools.