People in the south east of France were in for a shock if they spotted the rather unusual signs that have been put up in a park known for being popular with prostitutes and their clients.
Signs have been erected in order to catch the attention of the clients of the prostitutes who work in Le Parc de l'Epervière to the south of the city of Valence in the south eastern Drome department and remind them that what they are doing is considered a crime.
The four signs, which have been put up at the entrances to the park, remind potential clients that “buying a sexual act is prohibited by law and liable to a fine of €1,500”.
The south of France is set to be the setting for a big environmental first for the country.
Construction has begun on France's first floating solar panel station in the south eastern department of Vaucluse.
— Sud Ouest Bordeaux (@SO_Bordeaux) September 19, 2018
History enthusiasts have got another exciting date to add to their diaries.
A replica of the historic frigate Hermione, which became famous when she ferried General Lafayette to the United States in 1780 for support to the Americans in the American Revolutionary War, will set sail for the fourth time in April 2019, stopping at several Normandy ports on her way.
RDV en juin 2019, pour voir l'#Hermione en #Normandie, la célèbre réplique de la mythique frégate de La Fayette. #BDLN #Cherbourg #Ouistreham #Rouen #Armada #NormandieLiberté #événement #mer https://t.co/S7FF5n0EZu
— Ba'Di la Normandie (@BaDilaNormandie) September 20, 2018