Oh dear! Over an organic coffee with one of my French neighbours in the bookshop this morning, I heard the news that the baker is planning to close down for good.
'll est deprimé,' she declared, stating what many of us suspected for months. 'Et il faut tourner la page.'
Poor old René. I for one am very sad, as his little bakery with its chocolate brown walls, chandeliers, bright red bordello lamps and twinkly fairy lights in the window really cheered up the village.