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.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Two new enterprises start in the cité idéale

 The new make-up and pampering emporium L'instant détente - the instant relaxation
 Replacing the former bicycle and moped shop - latterly an art gallery - is a new shop selling beauty products and services to the gentlefolk of the pays de Richelieu.  Why not 'pop-in' on market day?

'Le Chinon' plancha and tapas bar

François Rabelais is an inspiration for drinkers and diners alike!
The agéd Café des Sports has been re-branded as a plancha and tapas grill bar.  Let us hope that the seedy former clientèle has been re-branded too!
(The old Abbé HP was quite fond of the old piebald dog who faithfully patrolled the façade of the Café des Sports.  He wonders what has become of him….?)


1 comment:

Jean said...

They both look very smart and inviting.
I'm unlikely to visit the pamper parlour, but will certainly give the bar a try. If it's the one I think it is, it was ready for a "face lift"!

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