In the follow-up to her popular debut, The New Paris, Lindsey Tramuta explores the impact that Parisiennes have had on the rapidly evolving culture of their city with her new book : The New Parisienne: The Women & Ideas Shaping Paris.
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In view of the positive evolution of the health situation in France and in Europe, France has lifted all travel restrictions within its internal European borders (land, air and sea). EU borders travel restrictions for a number of non-EU countries have been lifted.
In his address to the nation on Sunday, June 14, President Emmanuel Macron declared that all mainland regions, the Paris Region included, have been declared in the green.
Urban and regional transport is gradually returning to normal in France. The public authorities’ strategy, in line with the transport authorities and the transport companies themselves, is both to limit the demand for transport and to increase the supply in order to encourage physical distancing, while respecting barrier gestures for both personnel and passengers.
The Accor Group of hotels has recently announced its “ALLSAFE” protocol to drive its reopening program, which integrates the most stringent cleaning standards and operational procedures in the world of hospitality to ensure guests safety.
The French Government recently announced a 10 part sanitary protocol for hotels as well as for cafes, restaurants, larger museums & monuments.
June 17 update. June 2, 2020 all major museums and monuments were permitted to reopen. However, they will not reopen on the same date(s). Below is an non-exhaustive list.
Stage 2 of France’s of easing restrictions has taken place on June 2, 2020. Domestic travel has resumed in most of the mainland and overseas regions. Note that French Polynesia will reopen to international travel July 15, 2020
Chateaux of the Loire Valley, baguettes, the Eiffel Tower --all classic symbols of France that we know and love. However, why not take this time of quarantine to discover the sites, activities and foods of France that you may not think of as typically French. Check out this list for ideas and inspiration:
If the view from your window is getting stale, embark on a virtual tour of France. From north to south, here are some views across the different regions.