Thursday, 8 April 2021

The Newsagent in Preuilly

 

Newsagent, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.
Fabien behind his counter in January.

Our young newsagent, Fabien Petit has been running the small business he took on in April last year for coming up to a year now. Prior to him it had been closed for five months. Fabien comes from a local family and has a degree in Business Management from Tours University. During his studies he worked at a newsagency in Tours, then he worked in various sectors in several countries for a while before coming home to the south Touraine. He's a big fan of horse racing and contributes to a specialist magazine on the subject. His newsagency sells the same range of goods as previously -- newspapers, cigarettes and smoking or vaping accessories, lottery tickets and hot and cold drinks. He has added a small selection of books, games and souvenirs. The shop, at 9 rue Chaumont-Patin, is open Mon-Tue and Thu-Sat from 6:30 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 7:30 pm (closing at 7:00 pm while we have a Covid19 curfew); Wed 6:30 am to 2:30 pm. Closed Sundays. In French a shop like this is a Bureau de tabac, or sometimes a Maison de la Presse.

Newsagent, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.
The newsagent in Preuilly, photographed a few years ago. It still looks more or less like this.



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