Sunday 26 February 2017

Gerard O'Regan: Hollande has his croissants and he wants to eat them

Gerard O'Regan

France's President Hollande and his companion Valerie Trierweiler outside the Elysee Palace. She was rushed to hospital after news of the affair broke.
France's President Hollande and his companion Valerie Trierweiler outside the Elysee Palace. She was rushed to hospital after news of the affair broke.
Francois Hollande arriving to deliver his speech yesterday. Photo/Christophe Ena.

That paper bag of freshly baked croissants which arrived promptly at 8.03 am -- just as Francois Hollande was about to have breakfast with his amour -- surely holds the key to the latest juicy tale of love and lust in the French political aristocracy.

The idea that regardless of the time or place, one should dine well, is surely quintessentially French. It's impossible to imagine a senior political figure in any other country, who in such circumstances, would risk sending out a bodyguard on a moped, so that he and his lover could breakfast with fresh bread.

But of course Francois Hollande and Julie Gayet, were most unlikely, shock horror, to start their day with stale croissants held over from the night before.

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