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Coffeehouses and hostels


A few inns and many cafes once existed in this village. "A coffee for two inhabitants" we used to say. A place of social life, to inform you about the news of the community.

Billiards was present in the main room of some cafes in neighboring villages. The English officers liked to play this game during the Great War.




Beverages :

Coffee was the most frequently consumed drink in these places. In the northern region, it was usual to add a little coffee chicory grains to this beverage. Tea, craft beers and cider were also proposed.

Liquors and brandy produced by the distiller with fruit harvested from farms and long fermented were available. Some alcoholic drinks more or less controlled, then absinth.



Absinth was a bitter but also poisonous plant formerly used in the production of liquor. It was served in cafes in the region during the 1st World War but its consumption was prohibited on March 16, 1915 because of its toxicity. She could drive you mad by attacking the nervous system.

The cultivation of this plant developed after the French revolution in the Jura.
Mr. Henri-Louis Pernod will use this plant to make an alcohol. This plant was macerated for long weeks with a very precise mixture of alcohol and also wine with a long process of filtering plants.

It was also known among the Germans under the name of Wermut (Wermouth). This plant was used among the Egyptians.

Nowadays, it is possible to find this drink in certain breweries but its composition has been totally modified to make it consumable.