Retirement? Not yet, says French bar doyenne, aged 100

Marie-Louise Wirth wouldn't dream of giving up her bar in northern France, even if many of the 100-year-old's regulars have passed away.The tall, blue-eyed proprietor, known to locals as Marie-Lou, also has seen little reason to modernise the brick-fronted tavern with lace curtains in the town of Isbergues near the Belgian border."It's been like this for 50 years," Wirth said, wiping the same Art Deco countertop she did as a 14-year-old when she began working in the bar for her father back in 1931."They're all surprised there's no beer pump...

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By: France 24 - Tuesday, 5 December

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