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2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Il faut faire Le Detour dans l’avenir

Work is steadily advancing on the renovation of the old Le Maréchal restaurant on the eastern outskirts of Bléré in the little hameau of Thoré on the D976 some 400 metres east of the roundabout at the end of the Bléré bypass. The new café/restaurant will be called Le Detour. New floors are being laid and the upstairs transformed into an apartment. The new proprietors, Philippe and Laurence, are hoping to open the bar perhaps around 10th January 2009 with the restaurant opening a couple of months later in mid-March. Philippe is having intensive English lessons and hopes to greet his future British clients in their own language.

The old menu for Le Maréchal

The bar

The future restaurant

Work on insulating the apartment

Installing velux windows and sorting out the roof

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