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French News Digest: Round up of the Covid-19 Pandemic

In this week’s FrenchEntrée news digest we provide a round up of the Covid-19 pandemic in France and look at other news stories from around the country As of Friday, July 24, there were 30,192 Covid-19 related deaths in France

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French News Digest: New Mask-wearing Obligations

Welcome to the French news round up from FrenchEntrée. This week, as well as latest Covid patient figures and new mask-wearing obligations in shops and other indoor public places, we also report on the fire that destroyed the historic organ

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Property Buying: Ready, Steady… Go!

With the possibility of travelling to France again, visiting trips to complete transactions or find a property are back on track. If you’ve read our previous articles you will have seen that exchange rates have been in flux during this

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News digest: Air corridor to France imminent

Here is your weekly French news digest, featuring a Covid-19 update, a travel update for those visiting France and news of big wins for the Greens in French local elections. On Sunday, the latest information provided by French health authorities

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Disneyland Paris to Re-open – But No Hugs!

There is good news for parents of cooped-up kids, with Disneyland Paris – closed since mid-March – announcing that the theme park is set to gradually reopen from July 15. However, due to Covid-19 safety measures, visitors will not be

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French News Digest June 22: Cinemas Open Again

Here is your weekly French news digest, featuring a Covid-19 update and details of the third stage of post-lockdown measures rolling out across France. Latest Covid-19 case figures from Sunday June 21, released by Santé Public France, showed seven deaths

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French News Digest: The Latest on Covid-19

Your weekly news digest includes the Covid-19 latest, details of income tax deadlines. France recorded just thirteen Covid-19 related deaths in hospitals in the 24 hours to Sunday morning, according to figures released on the French Public Health website. This

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News Update: Travel to France and Quarantine

France’s second stage of deconfinement began on June 2, with most places such as parks, museums, monuments, beaches and holiday accommodation once again open to visitors, albeit with safety measures in place in some cases (ie mask-wearing in museums). And

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French News Digest

This week’s French news digest includes Covid-19 latest figures, deconfinement developments and what’s new in France for June. Covid-19 rates in France continue to decline, with the number of virus-related deaths in hospitals having risen by just 39 in the

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Generous Prisoners Get a Tasty Delivery

A caterer specialising in Portuguese food in Épernay (Marne) delivered over 140 meals to prisoners at the Reims detention centre on Sunday, to thank inmates who created a fund to support local nursing staff affected by the coronavirus crisis. In

Covid-19 in France: bars, cafés and restaurants to reopen

Details of the second phase of Covid-19 deconfinement in France have been announced for Tuesday June 2, with bars and restaurants set to reopen, travel restrictions of 100km lifted, beaches and lakes open, and theatres open for business. The whole

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Coronavirus in France: News Update

Here is your FrenchEntrée Covid-19 news round up from the last seven days, including the latest on quarantine measures for travellers both to and from France and some good news for property buyers. Covid-19 latest figures While the number of

Easyjet Flights to Resume on June 15

EasyJet has announced that it will resume flights – mostly domestic – from some airports in Britain, France and Spain from June 15, with all passengers and crew obliged to wear masks. Among the UK airports served will be Gatwick,

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Coronavirus in France: News Update

Here is your FrenchEntrée Covid-19 news round up from the last seven days, including how France is adjusting to after lockdown and the quarantine policy U-turn for arrivals in the UK from France Covid-19 latest figures More than 28,000 people

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View from the Vendor: Live Virtual Viewings

April and Don Baggs are a semi-retired British couple living in Normandy wanting to move to the beautiful upper Dordogne valley in Corrèze, to replicate the landscape of the lower Wye Valley, from whence they came. They share their experience

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France’s End-of-lockdown Map Revealed, plus New Travel Rules

“The country is divided in two,” Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said yesterday, as he unveiled the map of France by department, which will dictate Monday’s “very progressive” end of lockdown. All departments in the four regions of France’s northeastern quarter

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Coronavirus in France: News Update, May 5

Here is your FrenchEntrée Covid-19 news round up from the last seven days, including conditions for déconfinement as the May 11 deadline approaches, a new map showing which departments are least and most affected by Covid-19, news on quarantine for

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Covid-19 Only Strengthens the Reasons to Live in France

This week we hear from FrenchEntrée partner Jonathan Pugh of Jonathan Charles, prestigious agence immobilière in the South-West of France.  Just as we were coming out of the tunnel with the dawn of 2020, we find ourselves in another with COVID-19. This experience

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Immobiliers Open for Business Again on May 11

With the exception of bars, cafés and restaurants, theatres and cinemas, all French businesses – including shops, and therefore estate agencies – will be free to re-open as of May 11. This is excellent news not only for immobiliers, but

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France’s Post-lockdown Plans Announced for May 11

The National Assemblée yesterday approved French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe’s much-anticipated plan for ‘déconfinement’ – a progressive return to normal for certain aspects of French life once the current Covid-19 lockdown ends on May 11, albeit including the wearing of

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Currency: Brexit Strategy Back in the News

Last week was particularly volatile in the currency markets following a record negative oil prices and the return of Brexit discussions. The pound lost some ground on Friday despite the EU leaders failing to agree a common response to the

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Coronavirus in France: News Update

Here is your FrenchEntrée Covid-19 news round up from the last seven days, including France’s ‘decontainment’ plans, encouraging news on the latest victim and patient figures and practical advice for residents in France. Here are some of the main developments

French Buyers Convinced of Post-Covid Property Price Drop

French people are confident not only that they will soon complete their current property buying or selling project, but that house prices in France will drop once lockdown ends. Consortium Immobilier conducted a survey on a panel of 1,219 people

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Currency Update: Euro Under Pressure

After much haggling, last week EU finance ministers managed to reach an agreement on financial support. The €500 billion relief package is for European countries hit hardest by the tragic Covid-19 pandemic, such as Italy and Spain. The plan involves

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Coronavirus in France: News Update

Stay informed with the FrenchEntrée Covid-19 news round up, including the Prime Minister’s latest update, most recent victim and patient figures, lockdown tales from around the country, and the likely conditions and measures to be put in place post-lockdown. Here

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#PourEux Volunteers Make Homemade Meals for Homeless

Kind-hearted, bike-riding Toulousains are dropping off homemade food parcels to the homeless – those confined ‘in the open air’ – as part of the #PourEux movement (For Them). “They were already struggling before, now they are really struggling,” Thierry, a

Coronavirus in France: News Update

In France the rolling news Covid-19 continues with daily statistical updates, health service and lockdown stories and now some emerging proposals for an eventual deconfinement. Here are some of the key developments from the last seven days. Covid-19 latest figures

French Stars Sing in Aid of French Hospitals

350 French show business and sports stars including Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sophie Marceau, Zinedine Zidane and Jean Dujardin have participated in a virtual online choir for a song called “Et Demain?” (“And Tomorrow?). The project was created for the benefit of