Category Archives: Travel in France

Resuming Tours in France, August 1, 2021

Being a company that provides private tours in France to English-speaking visitors, it happened that, until this last week, the last tour that we had performed was in early March, 2020. That was a Classic Paris Luxury Tour of Champagne, and we would never have imagined then that we would not be performing another tour […]

Living with Covid in France, July 13, 2021

Last year, a bit later in the summer, France faced a Covid situation somewhat similar to what it faces today. The country had emerged from a lengthy Covid-induced lockdown, and national daily infections had been brought down from a peak of about 50,000 to below a thousand. People were enjoying a sense of liberation as […]

COVID-19 UPDATE FRANCE June 11, 2021

A vast collective sigh of relief is being expressed throughout France as of Wednesday, June 9th, the day on which the French government implemented the third step of its four-stage plan for completely lifting its COVID-19 restrictions that were imposed at the end of March. At that time the daily infections rate exceeded 50,000 new […]

COVID-19 UPDATE FRANCE MAY 23, 2021

In another sign of progress in France’s efforts to control its third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the French prime minister Jean Castex last Thursday advanced the date on which anyone aged 18 or more in France will be eligible for vaccination against the virus as of May 31st, two weeks ahead of the originally […]

COVID-19 UPDATE FRANCE MAY 3, 2021

As France’s vaccination program against COVID-19 makes further progress, the French government on Friday provided further details of its multi-step plan to gradually relax restrictions relating to the virus, provided that the recent decline in the national rate of infection continues. Altogether, French statistics for the pandemic continue to improve. The current seven day moving […]

COVID-19 Update France April 25, 2021

Seeking to boost morale in a lockdown-weary French population, President Emmanuel Macron announced last Tuesday that his government is encouraged by the results of the anti-COVID-19 lockdown that is currently in place. He added that it is preparing a multi-step plan to emerge from it, which he said would be announced shortly. Two days later, […]

Further COVID 19 Update

Since our last update on COVID 19 in France, president Emmanuel Macron at the end of last week announced yet another set of restrictions designed to throttle the resurgence of the virulent third wave of the virus. A national confinement to within 6 miles of place of residence for all citizens and the closure of […]

Brasseries in France

For a country that produces as much wine as France does, you might not expect it to be a major producer of beer, as well. It is number two in Europe for wine, after Italy, and number six for beer, behind the Netherlands. There is no doubt about it: in addition to other beverages the […]

France COVID 19 Update

As everywhere else, the program to vaccinate the French population has primarily been a function of the availability of the vaccines. European countries, including France, opted to coordinate and channel their vaccine procurement efforts through a single European agency, and, for reasons we will not explore here, it fell far behind the USA and UK […]