The cafe at La Grande Galerie (or the GG as it is fondly known) has a new proprietor - the lovely Nicki Roxburgh - and with it a new look.
It was standing room only when I dropped in last Tuesday morning to admire the new lilac-grey walls which have lightened everything up in time for spring.
It won't be long before we'll all be able to drink our cappuccinos outside in the sunshine again.
La Grande Galerie, 7 Rue de Temple, 86400, Civray, France. Tel +33 5 49 87 73 02; www.grandegaleriefrance.com.