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Chirac turned away from Deauville casino

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Chirac turned away from Deauville casino
09:43 CEST+02:00

The former President is not used to having doors closed in his face, but that's what happened recently at a casino in Deauville.

The 78 year old was in the Normandy resort with his wife Bernadette. Deauville was also the venue for the G8 meeting in May.

The refusal was not due to a failure to follow the casino’s dress code or even a difference in political views. Instead, it was the presence of Doudou, the beloved pet dog of the former President and his wife.

A spokesman for the casino told newspaper Paris-Normandie that they were just following the rules. “As with any person who comes here, we had to refuse entry because animals are not accepted in our establishment.”

Doudou was a birthday gift to Chirac from TV presenter Michel Drucker in 2009.

It seems that Chirac, his wife and Doudou were not too upset by the incident. Newspaper Ouest-France reports that the three of them were later seen sunbathing under a parasol.

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