Paris: With the blood and bullets now swept away, the Carillon cafe is reopening its doors for the first time since it was among Paris sites targeted by Islamic extremists in November. The French capital is trying to revive tourism and commerce after attacks that cost 130 lives and cast a shadow of fear on the city.
The Carillon bears a small paper sign on its door saying it is reopening Wednesday afternoon. Bouquets of fresh flowers and photos of those killed inside on November 13 still adorn the facade.
Two other cafes targeted in the attacks have already reopened. Paris tourism took a hit in the weeks following the violence. Hotel occupancy dropped and Air France estimates the attacks caused 120 million euros (USD 130 million) in lost revenue.