There are no longer many old buildings in the village of Choranche. So, it’s a pity to see one of them destroyed by fire.
The shabby Café du Centre was run for years by a charming lady, Paulette Chomette, who died earlier this year.
I had often thought that it would great for the life of the village if this old café were to be restored in one way or another. For the moment, I have no idea of the extent of structural damage to the interior of the building, but I guess it’s too late, sadly, to imagine that the old café might be brought back to life.