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An unusual summer for France's struggling tourism sector


It's the summer here in France, and despite the current pandemic, things are starting to open up in the hopes of boosting tourism. Many tourist sights from the Eiffel Tower to Disneyland Paris have cautiously reopened with strict hygiene rules. Meanwhile, with so many foreign visitors away, people working in the tourism industry are setting their hopes on French tourists. Can they make up for the losses suffered during the lockdown? We take a closer look in this edition of French Connections.

Added on the 17/07/2020 14:34:15 - Copyright : France 24 EN

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