The French towns and suburbs subject to new weekend lockdown

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The French towns and suburbs subject to new weekend lockdown

A total of 63 towns and suburbs along the French Riviera, including Nice and Cannes are subject to a new weekend lockdown from Saturday, as well as the northern city of Dunkirk and its suburbs. Here is the full list of municipalities where the lockdown applies.


Nice and the French Riviera

Authorities in the south-eastern French département of Alpes-Maritimes announced on Monday that a new weekend lockdown would be imposed in urban areas along the coast including Nice - France's fifth largest city.

The weekend lockdown, brought in due to rising Covid-19 infections and overrun hospital wards, means inhabitants will be confined to their homes and only permitted to leave for various essential reasons such as grocery shopping, exercise or medical appointments.

Prefect Bernard Gonzalez said the urban coastal area from Théoule-sur-Mer in the west to Menton on the Italian border would be subject to the lockdown that will initially be imposed for the next two weekends. 

Later on Monday local newspaper Nice Matin published a list of the 63 communes covered by the new restrictions.

READ ALSO: Nice and parts of French Riviera impose weekend lockdown as Covid cases soar


Here's the complete list:

  • Antibes
  • Aspremont
  • Auribeau-sur-Siagne
  • Le Bar-sur-loup
  • Beaulieu-sur-mer
  • Beausoleil
  • Berre-les-Alpes
  • Biot
  • Blausasc
  • Cabris
  • Cagnes-sur-mer
  • Cannes
  • Le Cannet
  • Cantaron
  • Cap d'Ail
  • Carros
  • Castagniers
  • Castellar
  • Chateauneuf-Grasse
  • Châteauneuf-Villevieille
  • La Colle-sur-loup
  • Colomars
  • Contes
  • Drap
  • Eze
  • Falicon
  • Gattières
  • La Gaude
  • Gorbio
  • Gourdon
  • Grasse
  • Mandelieu-la-Napoule
  • Menton
  • Mouans-Sartoux
  • Mougins
  • Nice
  • Opio
  • Pégomas
  • Peillon
  • Peille
  • Peymenade
  • Roquebrune-Cap-Martin
  • Roquefort-les-pins
  • La Roquette-sur-Siagne
  • Le Rouret
  • Sainte-Agnès
  • Saint-André-de-la-Roche
  • Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
  • Saint-Jeannet
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Var
  • Saint-Paul de Vence
  • Spéracédès
  • Théoule-sur-mer
  • Le Tignet
  • Tourrette-Levens
  • Tourrettes-sur-loup
  • La Trinité
  • La Turbie
  • Valbonne
  • Vallauris
  • Vence
  • Villefranche-sur-mer
  • Villeneuve-Loubet


The northern city of Dunkirk and the surrounding areas, where the more contagious UK Covid-19 variant has been gaining ground, is also under a weekend lockdown from Saturday.

In total 250,000 residents are subject to the curfew in the 57 different communes around Dunkirk in the Nord département.

Twenty départements in France have been placed on "heightened surveillance" with the threat of extra health restrictions including weekend lockdowns as Covid virus numbers rise, the French PM announced Thursday.

READ ALSO: 20 areas of France put on alert for extra restrictions including weekend lockdowns



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Anonymous 2021/02/23 07:55
Wow. I didn't realise that these viruses in France were so evolved and intelligent. Not only do they only come out at night but now also only come out to play at weekends in certain areas.
  • Anonymous 2021/02/23 11:35
    So true! :)

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