An informal look at life in this part of France and a selection of things to see and do
Here’s April’s edition of The Bulletin. Now there had been a couple of events in it, but that was before Le President—and not the dairy company—decided to shut everything down again. Nevertheless, there’s still some very useful information inside and it’s well worth a read.
Stay well and stay safe.
(More info is of course, available at Tourist Offices).
Masks are required in ALL public indoor and many if not most outdoor areas within France. There is a fine of 135€ if you are caught contravening this rule. Anyone found in contravention of the measure twice in 15 days risks a further class 5 fine of up to €1,500. In case of a third violation within 30 days, this rises to a fine of up to €3,750 and up to six months in prison.
In case you weren’t aware, the mask MUST go over the mouth and nose.
Speed Limit In Orne
The speed limit in Orne now has returned to 90 km/h, but be aware of where you are and keep your eyes open, because from Passais to Gorron, there are 90 km/h speed limit signs within Orne, but nothing across the border in Mayenne to suggest the speed limit is any different.
As from the 1st of Feb, certain roads in Mayenne (and other departments) have also returned to 90 (see here).
Since this does not apply to ALL roads in ALL departments, I suggest that if you’re not sure, err on the side of caution and stick with 80kmh.
Lock down spring 2021
Up until Thursday, most of France was quite relaxed, but certain areas were experiencing a serious rise in numbers. At the time, it was felt that only those areas that were directly affected should be subject to what amounted to a lock down. With the whole of France under curfew from 7pm until 6am, at least movement wasn’t an issue.
Now however, the whole of France has a strict rule of travel no more than 10kms except in pressing circumstances and with an attestation, no travelling out of your department unless there is a pressing need and is accompanied by an attestation and you must not exceed 30kms, again unless you have a pressing need and also carry an attestation.
In addition to the attestation, you are required to carry a form of identification (eg. EDF, Veolia bill) that carries your address. This will last for at least four weeks from 3rd April 2021.
Don’t forget, if you have the time, there are films being shown at Gorron Cinema in English (click here for more details)
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