The topics of this blog are Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Duke of Richelieu, and the IDEAL CITY built on his command next to his magnificent CHÂTEAU on the borders of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou, in France.

Thursday, 2 August 2007

tabac Le Cardinal




Now that the place du Marché is more or less finished, the shops round the square can breathe again as their clientele finally enjoy the new pavements rather than being inconvenienced by the works. And new facilities are beginning to appear. The 'tabac Le Cardinal', located next to the Church on an important corner, is being restored to be a 'zinc bar' to add to hospitality of the town. Not quite open yet, but through the window l'EMINENCE ROUGE snapped a photo of the works within! The exterior still needs a little work to throw off the delapidations of time!

How long will France take to ban smoking in public places? - are the 'tabacs' of France to be banned? Are Gauloises and Gitanes no longer part of the Patrimoine Nationale?

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