On one of the building’s rear exits, a black steel door that was a route of escape for many people in the attacks, Banksy painted his woman in mourning. For years it stood there as a reminder of the lives lost on this tragic night in Paris history.
But in January 2019, a group of hooded figures used angle grinders to remove and abscond with the door. Police we left with few clues as to who the perpetrators might be.
More than a year later, police in the Italian region of Abruzzo have recovered the door stashed in a farmhouse. Though details of the operation have yet to be released, Italian and French authorities were working together to track down this group of thieves.