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World "It's a lot of good": the tourists back on the French Riviera

16:25  09 may  2021
16:25  09 may  2021 Source:   europe1.fr

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Les Français peuvent profiter de leur premier week-end sans la limite de déplacement de 10 kilomètres pour la première fois depuis plusieurs semaines. Sur la Côte d'Azur, les touristes sont de retour.  © Eric Estrade / AFP The French can enjoy their first weekend without the displacement limit of 10 kilometers for the first time since Several weeks. On the Côte d'Azur, tourists are back. "That's it, we go out. It's a lot of good," says Bernadette to the microphone of Europe 1, on the Sanary-sur-Mer market.

This weekend is the first since the lifting of the first restrictions last Monday. Tourists now have the possibility of moving everywhere in France and no longer within 10 kilometers only around their home. In a second step, there will be, from May 19, the reopening of the non-essential shops and terraces of restaurants and bars with a delayed curfew at 21 o'clock. But some regions used to the influx of tourists are already beginning to find colors, as found in Europe 1 on the Var markets of the Côte d'Azur.

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"We worked well because there were Lyonnais, Parisians ..."

"That's it, we go out. It's done Enormously good, "entrusted to the microphone of Europe 1 Bernadette, on the Sanary-sur-Mer market. Resident of Toulon, about fifty kilometers, she is part of the new clientele who was long-awaited by traders. "They are waiting impatiently! We are tired of it, we can not wait to work," confirms a professional present in this market located against the sea.

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"I Sell ​​honey and I work a lot with tourists. So it bothered me a lot of trips to more than 10 kilometers. Since the beginning of the week, fortunately, it has started again, "says Dominique. "I was recently in Saint-Tropez for example and we worked well because there were Lyonnais, Parisians ... There were people everywhere who had already arrived."

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For textiles and non-food products, it is still necessary to wait a little

on the market, we also meet this couple of Retired of Isère who has not hesitated to come spend a few days in the Var since the end of the 10 kilometers. "We wanted to enjoy, they announced good weather," smiles the retiree. "And we are vaccinated!", Throws his companion.

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Patrick BOETTI is traded on the Sanary-sur-Mer market. "We look forward to the return of the fairings," he tempers despite the enthusiastic atmosphere on the market. "It will create animation." Certainly, the market could be even more. Textile stalls and other non-food products will return to the markets only on May 19. But there is already, here, a summer scent.

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