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With already crowded beaches, Marseille fears an influx of tourists


REPORT - Failure to respect barrier gestures and behaviors sometimes deemed "scandalous" are singled out.


“Look, it's armored.

The towels are touch-key and no one wears a mask… ”

Owner of one of the closed establishments overlooking the Catalans beach, at the entrance to the Old Port, Marc is annoyed.

"It is not with such behavior that we are going to extinguish the virus,"

analyzes this restaurant owner, who recently relied on a rapid restart of the season.

Marseille was the surprise tourist destination for the summer of 2020, with a 30% increase in attendance.

“This allowed us to save the furniture, but we have to reopen quickly.

Except that like that, we do not take the path, ”

he concludes.

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On the Corniche, where the longest bench in the world stretches facing the sea for 3 kilometers, all the places are occupied.

Again, the masks - when there are any - do not cover the nose.

The trash cans are overflowing.

Bags, abandoned bottles everywhere.

Éric Demech, president of the Sporting Club Corniche aquatic complex, points to an even more serious problem:

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Source: lefigaro

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