Paris remembers the Titanic in a great exhibition

On April 10, 1912, the Titanic, the largest and most luxurious ship ever built in the world, a gigantic floating palace, set sail from the English port of Southampton with 2,201 people on board for its maiden voyage.
Four days later, on the night of April 14-15, that technological feat that was considered unsinkable sank to the depths after hitting an iceberg, leaving more than 1,500 dead and forever altering the confidence of many people in modern technology.
More than a century later, Paris remembers that tragedy that still resonates in the collective memory with Titanic-The Exhibition, an immersive exhibition at the Porte de Versailles that extends over more than 2,000 square meters and in which, for the first time, Visitors can see an exact replica of the Titanic’s grand (and sumptuous) central staircase, as well as life-size reconstructions of the first, second and third class cabins.
The Paris exhibition also displays more than 260 objects of the 5,500 that have been recovered from the Titanic in total, from combs to mirrors, including plates, coins, letters, sheet music, clothing, suitcases, a diamond ring and even jars. of original perfumes. In fact, in the year 2000 an expedition succeeded in rescuing the perfume samples that the fragrance merchant Adolphe Saalfeld left on the ship at a depth of 3,800 meters where the remains of the Titanic have been submerged for more than a century, and which still exude aromas of patchouli and roses.
Those fragrance samples are now on display in Paris, along with many other objects that were pulled from the ocean floor by Paul-Henri Nargeolet, the explorer who made 37 dives to the site of the Titanic wreck.