Beausoleil beautifies city centre

The mayor of Beausoleil has invested €10,000 to give the town a makeover in time for summer and entice people back to the small seaside town.

As the warm weather approaches and lockdown measures are eased, the businesses of Beausoleil are reopening their doors and inviting clients and guests to return. But with all the uncertainty still swirling around border openings and summer travel, the town of Beausoleil thought it wouldn’t hurt to give the town centre a bit of a facelift to entice visitors and cheer up residents.

“It is a question of bringing real support to the economic sector of Beaune with a plan to revive the local economy. Many measures are implemented to help local trade to overcome the current crisis, limit their economic damage and ensure the employment of staff in bars, restaurants and small shops,” a source at the town hall told Monaco Matin earlier this week.

Some of the new additions include 15 mulberry trees that offer a pleasant air of inclusiveness.

Restaurants have been granted temporary use of public space to enlarge their outdoor seating options until the end of August. Over 90% of the town’s 50 establishments are benefitting from this additional space, especially important during this period when social distancing rules mean table space comes at a premium. In order to comply with noise limits, the terraces are available for use until 10:30pm from Sunday to Thursday, and until 12am on Fridays and Saturdays. 

To perk up even the grumpiest soul, musicians wander the streets every weekend evening from 6pm to 8pm in what the town is calling “musical aperitifs”. The objective is to draw foot traffic and to “recreate a social bond” amongst tourists and residents. 

Workshops have also been organised by Mouv’Azur and the CCAS Senior’s Club to get people, especially the elderly who tended to be the most isolated during confinement, out and about. Card and board games are being set up in local bars, as well as yoga and senior sport sessions. For more info on the workshops and events, call 06 11 33 03 95.