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The Charente Scene - Winter 2021

Winter 2021Apart from the recent flooding of the Charente, there is very little news from the Cognac region this winter 2021 as France went into a second national lockdown from October to December 2020.  It had hoped to reopen cinemas, museums and theatres in January, followed by bars, restaurants, gyms and cafés later in the month but now, this will not be possible until mid-February at the earliest.  A partial closure of the border with the UK will remain in place until further notice with second-home owners, tourists and those visiting family all barred.  The country remains under an 8pm - 6am curfew but an earlier 6pm to 6am curfew - already in place in parts of Eastern France (see map) - is set to be extended to other areas.  Although France is doing better than some of its neighbours, the number of Covid patients remains high.
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