Entertainment Deconfinement: at the Château de Valençay, visitors do not jostle
Deconfinement: Meetings with more than ten people in private places are not prohibited
"Meetings organized on the public highway or in private places will be limited to ten people", however, Edouard Philippe told the Assembly © RAPHAEL LUCAS / SIPA Parisians applaud the carers during confinement in April 2020.
Open for only two days, the Talleyrand castle in Valençay (Indre) was not in its first confinement. Not a confinement of two months but indeed 8 years, to wait in this golden prison far from everything, for the Bourbon of Spain. "When Napoleon placed his brother Joseph on the throne of Spain, he asked his minister to welcome the crown prince and his suite of fifty people," says the director, Sylvie Giroux.
The majestic 16th century castle, enlarged in the 18th, thus housed the future Ferdinand VII from 1808 to 1814. "Balls were organized in the woods, fireworks were fired… Talleyrand knew how to receive", describes the curator , which also hopes to attract more Spaniards, when they are free, after the health crisis.
Deconfinement in the North: The prefect authorizes the opening of certain beaches on the condition of not basking in the sun
Six towns on the northern coast have been authorized to reopen their beaches © M.Libert / 20 Minutes A beach in the opal rib (illustration). DECONFINEMENT - Six municipalities on the northern coast have received authorization to reopen their beaches "Vamos a la playa". For this weekend which promises to be sunny, the inhabitants of North will finally have an alternative to gardens, forests and other city centers to go stretch their legs.
150 entries per day instead of 600
This Friday, the building found visitors from Tours (Indre-et-Loire) or Bourges (Cher), in other words from nearby departments. Like Nicolas Berthon, of Mehun-sur-Yèvre (Cher), specialized educator and cabinetmaker trainer, here to share his passion with his wife and three daughters: “I come back every year to admire the furniture, which is vintage ”.
Outside, Emmy, 9, is looking forward to "seeing the gardens to complete my collection", she enthuses. "We wanted to discover this castle and its 50 hectare park," confirms his mother, Audrey Rignault.
Over the first two days, Valençay recorded around 150 admissions per day. "Usually, in this period, it's more like 600," compares Sylvie Giroux. In 2019, out of 80,000 visitors, more than one in five came from Ile-de-France. So much so that the Château de Talleyrand is watching for changes in the 100 km rule.
Deconfinement: Chistophe Castaner appeals to the “responsibility and civility” of the French .
The 100 km rule, beyond which it is prohibited to move, remains “in effect this extended weekend”, warned the Minister of Interior © Jacques Witt / SIPA Christophe Castaner, May 27, 2020 in Paris.