What to do today while confined

Published by Julie M. · Photos by My B. · Published on 26 May 2020 at 07h32 · Updated on 28 May 2020 at 08h54
Even though you are at home, there are lots of things to keep yourselves busy, improve your knowledge. Everyday, discover a selection of things to do during the confinement.

What to do during the confinement? It's not that you're not allowed to go out that you should do nothing. Everyday, discover entertainments to enjoy at home, on your own or with friends. Showsconcerts, museums.... Sortiraparis.com gives you several options to keep yourself busy during the quarantine. Keep reading! 

To curb the coronavirus propagation, the French governement has set up a period of confinement. To save your health and your relatives, stay cautious: limit your trips out and think about the barrier gestures. Wash your hands regularly and cough or sneeze in your elbow or a disposable tissue. Greet people without handshaking and use disposable tissues and throw them in the bin.

Stay up to date on the situation:

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Work out:

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Discover arts:

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Attend concerts and shows:

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