In Lacanau, in Gironde, the sun is there, as everywhere in France for that matter. But at the start of the Easter holidays Saturday April 4, the traders remain closed. Seasonal rentals are prohibited, second homes keep their shutters closed. The municipal police keep watch. The seaside resort is deserted. A woman who was about to receive friends is called to order by the authorities.
In Sables-d'Olonne, in Vendée, the beach remains deserted. It is unheard of in this period. Tourist rentals are prohibited to prevent the spread of the virus. A measure that reassures residents. “This avoids having crowd movements and spreading the virus if it is there”, explains a resident. In Touquet, in Pas-de-Calais, the houses also remain empty, due to the confinement linked to the Covid-19 epidemic.
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