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UK Adds France to Covid-19 Quarantine List

Anyone arriving in the UK from France after 4am tomorrow morning will face an obligatory 14-day quarantine or face a fine The UK government last night removed France from its ‘safe list’ of travel corridors,...

Masks now Obligatory in Some Outdoor Public Places

Several municipalities have decided to make it compulsory to wear masks in open public spaces, such as streets and markets. The Prime Minister, Jean Castex, was in Lille yesterday to see this measure come...
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A Covid Summer – Personal Notes from the French Riviera

It’s about 9pm on a very warm summer night and I’m taking Milo out for a stroll around the village. We’re in St Paul de Vence. The lights are twinkling in the valley beneath...

France Set to Benefit as Spain Suffers COVID-19 Setbacks

Revised travel advice from UK government enforces non-essential travel to Spanish Islands and its mainland A surge in coronavirus infection rates in Spain has resulted in a decision by UK Health Minister Helen Whately to...
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SNCF Trialling Voluntary Passenger Covid-19 Tests

During the summer... The SNCF is going to test a device for taking the temperature of TGV customers before they board the train, on a voluntary basis, as part of the fight against the Covid-19...

Face Masks in Enclosed Public Places Obligatory from July 20

Following advice from medical experts... The French government has brought forward the obligatory wearing of masks in some indoor, enclosed public places such as shops. On Friday, France's Health Minister Olivier Véran wrote on Twitter:...

Discover a Unesco World Heritage Site in Amiens

Amiens Cathedral For 800 years, Amiens Cathedral has been watching over Picardie’s historic capital. It is a standout landmark on the urban landscape, along with the Auguste Perret belfry and tower, and catches your eye...
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Learn about the French “Secrets Under The City” in Laon, Aisne

On your way to South of France, on A26, stop and visit the beautiful medieval city of Laon with more than 80 historical monuments and an amazing labyrinth of underground passageways. “Secrets under the city”...
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Try Something Adventurous and Ride a Dragon in Calais

Sitting at the top of the belfry of the town hall in Calais, a dragon weather vane indicates the direction of the wind. But was this a subtle warning about the arrival of the...
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Take an Exceptional Bike Tour Through Dreamy Meuse in France

In 2019, The Meuse Cycle Route partnered with EuroVélo, the European network of cycle routes. Its 900km of cycle paths echo the words of Charles Péguy’s poem that describes the Meuse as “gentle” and “dreamy”. This...