It floats on the port of Cap d´Agde (Hérault), located 70 km from Montpellier, an out-of-season scent. Stacked chairs, the Ferris wheel stopped, noises from a drill… Yet the sun is already beating down and the Mediterranean sparkles. Suddenly, a new vision since March 14, and very pleasant: a dozen people seated at a terrace, seated at a good distance from each other, are sipping coffee. It’s 11 a.m., the L’Arlequin restaurant-bar-ice cream parlor is open! But no fanfare recovery. “With 50% fewer tables to respect the necessary space, and half the staff, we will not be doing the same season as last year,” said the manager – masked – of the place.

In France, restaurants, cafes and bars located in the green departments can once again welcome customers since Tuesday. In the departments classified in orange (Île-de-France, Guyana and Mayotte), only the outdoor spaces are accessible.