Following last Thursday’s announcements by French President Emmanuel Macron, we are pleased to present the official dates for the progressive lifting of lockdown in France.
Monday 3 May 2021
Daytime travel restrictions will be lifted
No more 10 kilometers limit! So, you will be able to take full advantage of our activities and excursions organized in Occitania, our beautiful region! Visit the most beautiful cities and villages, horseback riding in the Camargue, tasting local products,… Various activities that will make you discover the region and the local culture!
Moreover, the end of the 10 kilometer restrictions will allow you to move around and visit other regions of France freely. You will then enjoy your stay without any travel restrictions!
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Terraces and cultural activities will return
On this day, all the French shops will reopen their doors as well as the terraces of bars, cafés and restaurants. But not only! Cultural life will also resume: museums, cinemas, theaters and sports venues (outdoor) such as stadiums will be able to welcome visitors again.
Moreover, the curfew, which is currently at 7pm, will be shifted to 9pm. Thus, our cultural activities in the heart of Montpellier will resume from that date. As usual, we will propose you various outings such as trips to the Opera Comédie, wine and cheese tastings on the terrace, visits to the Fabre Museum,… It will be a great pleasure to make you discover Montpellier, a city with many and varied cultural events!
Wednesday, June 09, 2021
Indoor bars, cafes and restaurants will reopen
Bars, cafes and restaurants will be able to welcome people again. The same goes for gyms.
This date will also be marked by a curfew postponed to 11 pm. This means that you will be able to spend great evenings in Montpellier and enjoy the gastronomic and cultural places for longer.
Another important point on this day: foreign tourists will be able to come to France again with a health pass (up-to-date vaccination booklet).
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
The curfew will be lifted
Last date of deconfinement! The end of the curfew! You will then be able to go out in the evening in our beautiful city, very animated and enjoy the beautiful summer evenings without time limit.
In addition, all cultural and sporting events will be able to take place without a visitor limit. Festivals, fairs and conventions will be open to all again! However, a health pass (up-to-date vaccination booklet) may be required for events with many participants.
This progressive lifting of lockdown heralds many beautiful days to come! We look forward to welcoming you to our school to teach you our beautiful language (our French classes) and to help you discover our city and our beautiful region of the South of France which is full of incredible activities and places!
See you soon at IEF!