Black soot walls, burnt tablecloths, broken furniture… The restaurant La Rotonde was ravaged by flames on Saturday, at dawn. An intrusion alert preceded the start of the fire, around 5 a.m.
Brasserie prized by Emmanuel, Macron, the Rotunda is regularly the target of its opponents. "We constantly receive threats, when there are parades etc we hear people saying, dead at the Rotunda, dead at Macron, that's it, it's all the time ...", says Gérard Tafanel, co- manager of the establishment.
An investigation has been opened and the criminal track is privileged. The establishment will have to close for several days or even weeks, according to the manager.