First of all, THANK YOU, to all who have been in touch with us sending your support and concern. It is wonderful to have positive messages in amongst the challenges we are all currently facing. As you can imagine, the crisis has hit the travel industry very hard. It is heart-warming to hear your good wishes, and plans to travel to beautiful France once it becomes possible again.
Following the French government's decision to restrict movement and contact mid-March, cases of COVID peaked in France and have now been regularly decreasing for several weeks. As of next week, France is entering a more complete phase of deconfinement: restrictions on movement within France are being completely lifted, and restaurants, bars and cafés are reopening, with specific directives on seating for social distancing.
The European borders (Schengen area) are still currently closed, but the French government favours re-opening travel, without a quarantine period, between European countries as of June 15. The decision to do so will be made in cooperation with each country concerned, so that the same measures are extended for travel both back and forth.
Decisions regarding the timing and format of travel between France and non-European countries will be made during cooperative discussions with all the European countries mid June.
We are hoping that the decisions made at that point will allow for international travel late this summer and this fall. If you are considering a trip in the fall or already for next year, we are here to help you plan - of course with revised cancellation policies so you can do so without worry of financial commitment. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
We’re looking forward to having you on a trip, with this crisis behind us, and happier times ahead: France’s beautiful villages and towns, tranquil countryside and quiet roads, and fantastic food and wine are waiting for you!!
Florent, Sarah and Jérôme
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