Since March 17th as of noon, France has been locked down to limit and curb the propagation of the coronavirus. Of course, forget about outings and other non-necessary trips, but it doesn't prevent us from finding alternatives and activities to enjoy at home!
First let's give you an update on the latest news:
Coronavirus: the situation in Paris and île-de-France, this Thursday April 2nd
Discover the latest news as for the coronavirus epidemic situation in Paris and Ile de France. Markets, transit, measures, discover the latest news. With 2,204 people in ICU, Ile-de-France hospitals are soon to be overcrowded but regional transfers are being set up. Discover the latest news and measures.
Coronavirus: the situation in France, deconfinement scenarios
Confined for a few days, France keeps on taking measure to curb the epidemic. A confinement likely to last for several weeks. Let’s update you on the situation in France and numbers reported. This Wednesday April 1st, 509 deaths were reported in 24 hours and 6,017 people are reportedly in ICU, which means 452 more than the day before.
Coronavirus: update on the situation in the world, 950 deaths in Spain in 24 hours
The entire world has been facing the unprecedented coronavirus health crisis for weeks. Discover updates on countries the most impacted by the coronavirus epidemic this Thursday April 2nd, 2020. Over 46,000 people have died worldwide because of Covid-19. The United States exceeds 5000 deaths today. the United Kingdom records over 500 deaths in 24 hours and Spain 10,000 deaths including 924 deaths as of today.
Coronavirus: serological tests validated in Brittany, the importance of testing
While Health Minister Olivier Véran announced the multiplication of PCR tests in the upcoming weeks, with a goal of 50,000 within April, all eyes are on serological tests allowing to know – in preparation for deconfinement – people immune to coronavirus. A first and ultra-fast test has just been clinically validated in Brittany.
Coronavirus: ambulatory consultation centers open in Île-de-France
To fight against the coronavirus, the French Regional Health Agency – or Agence Régionale de Santé (ARS) – has announced to open ambulatory consultation centers in all regions of France in order to allow hospital and other medical centers to empty out a little, but also to better orientate patients suffering from COVID-19. A necessary and welcome measure in Île-de-France, the second biggest epidemic center in France.
Coronavirus: streets are disinfected in several cities in Ile-de-France
Many cities in Ile-de-France have started to disinfect streets and urban furniture to curb the coronavirus propagation.
Coronavirus: several areas in Vincennes and Boulogne woods banned in Paris
To fight coronavirus as well as possible in France, Paris Police authorities ban – starting from March 31st – the access to some areas of the Vincennes and Boulogne woods to everyone, residents included.
Coronavirus: public transit traffic forecast in Paris, stations closed and end of service at 10 p.m.
Since Tuesday March 17th, 2020, public transit in Paris and Île de France is disrupted due to the coronavirus propagation in France and the lockdown measures. For Thursday April 2nd, 2020, the RATP announced very disrupted traffic for metros with several stations closed. As for the rest, allow 30% of the offer for buses and tramways, and for RER B and RER A. Trains will run only from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Let's have a look on traffic forecast for Thursday April 2nd, 2020 in Paris and Île-de-France.
Discover what to do from your home on April 3,4 and 5, 2020:
Make the best of the confinement to know Paris inside out
Are you missing wandering around Paris? While waiting for the confinement to end, we invite you to learn more about the French capital before meeting it again!
Did you know? 3 quirky facts about the Basilica of the Sacred Heart
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart is Montmartre’s jewel that fascinates because of its colossal dimensions and its peculiar architecture. But what do you know about it? Here are three quirky facts about the Sacré Coeur.
Did you know? 3 monuments from the Antiquity in Paris
Do you really know Paris? Let’s take you on a discovery of the ancient buildings in town. Ready to travel in time? First stop: Antiquity!
Did you know? 3 uncommon little stories about the Opéra Garnier
Proudly sitting in the Haussmann neighborhood, the Opéra Garnier opera house has been amazing Parisians and tourists. But what do you really know about this cultural monument? We unveil you three and uncommon little stories about it!
Did you know? 4 uncommon little stories about the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris
Have you heard about the Théâtre du Châtelet? Here are four little stories about this iconic venue in Paris!
Coronavirus: museums' digital collections to enjoy during lockdown
While Parisians and Île-de-France are asked to stay home, confined due to the coronavirus pandemic, but they miss a museum tour, we’ve decided to give you a selection of virtual Parisian museum tours to enjoy while staying home.
Coronavirus: Pompéi, the exhibition at the Grand Palais from your home
Because of the coronavirus epidemic, no Pompéi exhibition so far at the Grand Palais, but it didn’t prevent the cultural venue from offering a digital version of this great retrospective. To discover from March 25th, 2020 as of noon.
Discover the Louvre even if confined
The Louvre, as other museums, is closed until further notice. Despite the lockdown, you can still enjoy the treasures it contains thanks to different solutions available on its website. Let’s enjoy a free tour!
Coronavirus: Centre Pompidou proposes digital tours and entertainments
Because of the coronavirus epidemic and as part of the #CultureChezNous measure set up by the Minister for Culture, Centre Pompidou has released a new offer of digital contents easily available on all screens, turning its website into a content hub. A playful manner to approach art while staying at home!
Coronavirus: Paris Zoo switches to confinement time
Amid the coronavirus epidemic, despite being able to go to Paris zoo, families can go on their laptops to discover the different entertainments provided by the Zoo de Vincennes on its website. All you need to keep you busy while confined!
Paris Opera puts its shows online for free during lockdown
Don Giovanni, Swan Lake and even the Barber of Seville… All these famous shows are available online for free, starting from March 17th at 7:30 p.m. on the Opéra and Culturebox websites. The occasion to (re)discover opera classics at home during lockdown.
Coronavirus: entertainment alternatives despite lockdown
Since stage 3 of the coronavirus epidemic in France and lockdown are on, it radically (but temporarily) changes our lifestyle, but how to cope? Here are a few entertainment alternatives!
From 3 April 2020 to 5 April 2020