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The intrepid and indomitable Travelling Gourmet TM reveals…
MARVELLOUS news in France on May 19, 2021!
Restaurants and bistros in France have been closed since the end of October, 2020. This is the longest time of any European country except Poland, where bars and restaurants reopened on Saturday 15, May 2021 for outdoor service after being closed for seven months.
However, May 19, 2021 was a grand day for the French. Cafe and restaurant terraces reopened Wednesday after a six month long shutdown due to the horrid china virus deprived residents of the beloved essence of French life — drinking coffee and wine and eating with friends.
The French government is lifting restrictions incrementally to stave off a resurgence of the china virus wilfully spread by vile china worldwide. This is to give citizens back some of their signature “joie de vivre.” As part of the plan’s first stage, France’s 7 p.m. nightly curfew was pushed back to 9 p.m. and museums, theaters and cinemas reopened along with outdoor cafe terraces.
The government has put limits on how much fun can be had. Restaurants are can fill only 50% of their outdoor seating areas and there can be no more than six people at a table. Movie theaters can only seat 35% of capacity, while museums must restrict entries so there is 8 square meters of space (86 square feet) per visitor. Well, the Louvre has opened too.
The Travelling Gourmet TM says: Keep calm and carry on eating