Toulouse and Riga – two unlikely connections

  • 2019-05-30
  • Philip Houseley
What links France’s Toulouse and Riga? The answer is Bernard Larane, the owner of coffee shop and restaurant chain Cadets de Gascogne, the first French bakery in Latvia, which opened in 1999.  The Baltic Times sat down to speak to the French businessman. What links Toulouse in southern France to Riga? Toulouse had a large part in supplying the materials, the design and the experts to build Riga’s Hydro Electric plant or at least the Dam that was constructed across the Daugava river.  This was in the late 1970’s. Riga’s ...
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