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Parisian fine wine shop delays opening

The Bordeaux-based owners of a new marquee restaurant and fine wine shop in central Paris postponed its opening from last Saturday evening to Tuesday night following the Paris attacks on Friday.

An artist’s impression of Le Clarence (Photo: Domaine Clarence Dillon)

The restaurant, Le Clarence, is the property of Domaine Clarence Dillon, which owns both Château Haut-Brion and Château La Mission Haut-Brion in Bordeaux.

Situated in the famous wide avenue, the Champs-Elysees, Le Clarence lies just to the west of the Bataclan Theatre, scene of the heaviest casualties last Friday.

Christophe Pele, the Michelin award-winning chef, will be hoping to lure diners to Le Clarence, which is housed in an 18th century building.

However, the organisers of the annual Hospices de Beaune charity auction decided against postponing their event.

It took place as scheduled on Sunday in the Burgundy town, and proceeds from the top lot, the President’s Barrel, were pledged to the victims and families of the Paris atrocities.

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