A bar in Strasbourg, France, only opens its doors once every five years, and only for a few days, but the bistro is always full.
Open until Sunday, the “Tonneau d’or” establishment in Saasenheim in Bas-Rhin allows ephemeral reunions for its former customers to recall memories buried in the memory of this bar which has kept its yesteryear decor.
This temporary opening allows this vintage bistro to retain its “license IV” permit, which allows the owners to continue to sell alcohol, according to French regulations.
The establishment had to close its doors in 1987, but the villagers have a visceral connection with this bar which brings together once every five years the customers attached to this place which gives them the impression of being rejuvenated.
“We have a lot of people from the village who come to visit us and come for a drink, and we feel that there is still a need for this social bond,” Anne-Marie Neeff, daughter of the owner, said on Monday. at the microphone of France 2.