• France's news in English
 
app_header_v3
Paris: Iconic Carillon bar to reopen after attacks
Photo: AFP

Paris: Iconic Carillon bar to reopen after attacks

The Local · 12 Jan 2016, 11:09

Published: 12 Jan 2016 11:09 GMT+01:00

The trendy bar close to Canal Saint-Martin in the 10th arrondissement of Paris has remained closed since it was targeted by gunmen on November 13th.

Some 15 people were gunned down on the terrace of the bar and that of the neighbouring restaurant Le Petit Cambodge.

But staff confirmed to The Local this week that all being well Wednesday will see the doors open again to customers.

“We want to go back to work,” Momo, a member of the Algerian family that owns the bar, told The Local. “What happened happened but now we want to get back to work like before.

“We need to continue to have good times.”

"We just need to wash all the glasses. If it doesn't happen on Wednesday we will be open all day Thursday from 8am," said Momo.

The bar has been refurbished and cleaned up since the gun attack, with the windows that were left strewn with bullet holes, having been replaced.

Regular customers are expected to flock back to the bar to show their support for what has become something of an institution in that part of Paris.

Le Petit Cambodge restaurant is also due to reopen at the end of the month.

In a message posted on the site's Facebook page at the end of last year staff said: "The Petit Cambodge will reopen, because life has to go on for each of us, but equally out of respect for the clients who on that night were at the restaurant. If we didn't reopen, it would be to give in and to admit defeat which is never going to happen."

Tow venues targeted in the shootings have already reopened. The Café Bonne Biere (see photo below), which stands on the border between the tenth and the 11th arrondissements, reopened its doors at the beginning of December.

Story continues below…

First cafe reopens doors after Paris terror attacks

And Comptoir Voltaie on Boulevard Voltaire, where a suicide bomber blew himself up on the night of the attacks has also reopened.

 

Your comments about this article

Today's headlines
Paris luxury hotel told to pay up after guest molests cleaner

A cleaner who was molested at a Paris luxury hotel by a Qatari guest has reportedly been awarded €57,000.

Frenchman leading Brexit negotiations starts new job
Photo: AFP

Frenchman Michel Barnier officially starts work as the European Commission's Brexit negotiator on Saturday in an appointment that British media called a "declaration of war".

VIDEO: Frenchman goes on iPhone-smashing rampage
Photo: YouTube Screenshot

Meet France's angriest Apple customer.

Nuit Blanche: Get set for an all-night party in Paris
Photo: La Nuit Blanche

Will YOU be heading down to the Seine on Saturday?

France told there's no more money for TGVs
High speed TGV trains parked in Lille. Photo: AFP

A report from the French senate has recommended that three planned high speed rail networks be scrapped.

Frenchman surfs again after shark bites off his leg
All photos: AFP

Meet the amputee Frenchman who is surfing again he was attacked by a shark.

Paris motorists to fund city's public transport system
Photo: AFP

Motorists in the Ile-de-France region will be hit by a tax rise in order to finance the city's trains and buses.

More French women becoming mothers after 40
French mums are getting older. File photo: Pexels

French mums are getting older, but the overall birthrate has fallen.

Paris police bust high-rolling gang of pram thieves
Photo: Joe Shlabotnik/Flickr

A gang of thieves has been caught after they pinched an estimated €100,000 worth of prams.

French banned from 'Mona Lisa smile' on photo IDs
You can forget a smile like this on your passport photo.

The French are going to have to remain grumpy-looking, at least on their passport photos.

Sponsored Article
Why Jordan is the ‘Different’ East
National
It's official: France finally gets its new map
National
VIDEOS: France's raunchiest TV commercials of all time
Sexism at the wheel: France wants more women drivers
Society
Lifestyle
VIDEO: Is life on a French café terrace really this bad?
Society
Only in France: 'Drive slowly - grape juice on the roads'
Society
Saudi princess 'told guard to kill Paris decorator'
Education
Why are foreign students in France 'Europe's unhappiest'?
Education
The troubles with French universities laid bare
Culture
The crazy French writing phrases you can't get your head around
Features
Room for improvement: Paris's matchbox apartments
'Stop telling immigrants to be French and help it happen'
Society
Take the test: How far have you assimilated into French culture?
Lifestyle
Eleven things you should know before moving to Paris
National
France's Marion Cotillard rebuffs rumours of fling with Brad Pitt
National
Eight arrested over links to Nice truck attacker
Features
Why everyone should party in a French chateau at least once
Travel
The Frenchman who hated 'Nazi-Zealand' after four-day hitch-hike fail
Culture
What's on: Ten exciting events across France in September
The 45-million year old underground shells that flavour Champagne
Features
French job speak: All the terms you need to know
'Resilient' Paris now a more appealing city than New York
National
France says it's OK to warn drivers about speed cameras
Meet Honorine, 113, the oldest person in France
2,736
jobs available