For many years now old British buses that have escaped the scrap yard have been exported around the world. Imagine my surprise when I came across an old Bristol Lodekka parked up just 10 kms south of Parthenay. MCS756 is now in use as a roadside café and restaurant at La Croix des Vignes on the D743 down to Niort.
The bus came into France from Belgium via Les Bus Anglais up at Le Mans and originally saw service with Western Scottish Motor Traction. The downstairs is now fitted out as a kitchen.
So if you fancy a steak and a pichet of vin rouge cooked in a 1959 double-decker you know where to head.