On Saturday things were a little more formal. Marisol Touraine, our most important local big-wig, was the guest of honour; she's currently Minister of Social Affairs and Health. Two children stretched out a ribbon in front of the entrance doors and Marisol dutifully cut the red, white & blue ribbon with a pair of scissors [kitchen variety - large orange handles :-)] which were offered on a cushion.
|Beautifully serried glasses and finger food with attentive listeners behind|
Inside a trio of good young musicians played 50's style jazz on the stage and the tables bore glasses of pink or white fizz and beautifully presented canapes.
|Musicians played 50's style jazz [phone camera; apologies for the quality]|
Once the speeches were over and people were busy chatting and enjoying the food & drink, the children who had held the ribbon came round and gave each person a tiny snippet as a charming little memento.