Coronavirus: update on places open or closed and what you can and cannot do in Paris

Published by Laurent P. · Photos by My B. · Published on 16 March 2020 at 15h15
France is now on stage 3 of the coronavirus epidemic. This is what announced Prime Minister Edouard Philippe last night, Saturday March 14, 2020, at the same time as shutting down restaurants, bars, movie theaters and all non-essential stores to the life of the nation. What places are still open? What are those closing? What is forbidden to do? Let’s give you an update!

There we go! France is now on stage 3 of the coronavirus pandemic. An announce made by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe last night on Saturday March 14, 2020 also saying that all “non-essential” places to the life of the country will be closed until April 15th, 2020 at least.

What we should do now is simply avoid gatherings as much as possible, limit friendly and family reunions, only use public transit to go to work and only if your physical presence is required, go out only to go grocery shopping, exercise or to go vote” French Prime Minister has said.

What are you not allowed to do? What are the places closed and those allowed to remain open? The editorial board gives you an update after Edouard Philippe’s address and the governmental recommendations to follow.

What is not allowed:

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Please note that sport gatherings in the open air are also included in the ban.

What is closed:

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Closings also including conference and meeting rooms, theaters and other show venues, shopping malls (excluding supermarkets and pharmacies, dance and game rooms (escape game, VR centers, theme parks…) or even libraries and media centers. Tobacco stores and press offices are yet open.

What is open:

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And don’t forget to follow health recommendations to find here.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 15 March 2020 to 15 April 2020

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    Paris
    75 Paris

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