A sign evokes the former cabaret L’âne Rouge, showing that this venue witnessed the
establishment of a cabaret in 1972 aiming to maintain the memory of the one on
Rue Sur-la-Fontaine, where Simenon, almost fifty years earlier, first tasted nocturnal life.
Today, the cabaret is no more, but the sign remains. The cabaret on Rue Sur-La-Fontaine
inspired a novel written in 1932 called L’Âne-Rouge (The Red Ass), whose action
takes place in Nantes.