Emergency exit above the door.
The wall between the rustic carpentry lintel and ceiling beams is covered with brown carpet.
Friends of ours, Simon D and Lisa, have just bought a lovely house in a nearby small village. As a result they have also acquired the village disco -- or at least, the building that served as the village disco until sometime in the 1980s. It is a separate building, on the other side of the street to their house, and these days has reverted to its original purpose, as a barn.
The bar (and some gardening tools). Note light brown carpet decor and enigmatic blowup globe.
On the outside it looks like a perfectly normal, charmingly rustic, Touraine barn built out of limestone and terracotta. But the traces of its life as a nightclub are still clearly visible. On the inside everything is covered in brown carpet! And there are mustard carpet covered booths on a raised platform around a dance floor!!
Booths covered in mustard coloured carpet. I must say that the seats look jolly uncomfortable.
The story they were originally told is that the disco closed literally overnight when the body of a murdered man was discovered on the doorstep. Supposedly the investigating detective arrived, drew a chalk outline around the body, departed and nothing was ever heard about the incident again.
On the outside, a perfectly ordinary Touraine barn.
I'll let Simon D continue the story:
A visit from a neighbour on Thursday shed some more light on the murder mystery of the 'night club.' Apparently it was quite the scene for disco and also French punk in the late 70s and early 80s, managed by artists from Poitiers. On the last fateful night it was in operation a former army guy showed up and got into a row with one of the regulars -- a fight spilled out into the area in front of the night club and the army guy stabbed his adversary to death. The club never reopened. No idea what kind of investigation or punishment followed. Bizarre all the same! More research needed.
He is hoping "maybe others who know more will come forward, or correct the version I heard!"