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Towns that require mask wearing outdoors

Updated: Aug 3, 2020


Following the introduction of the wearing of masks in all indoor public places (shops, banks, restaurants, theatres, etc) in France, several towns have gone further by demanding that masks are worn in some of their outdoor locations including open air markets & in some or all of the towns streets. The majority of towns that are insisting on this measure are in the coastal areas of Brittany where there has been a recent increase in cases of Covid19.


The towns that require masks to be worn in all outdoor locations are:

Mont Saint Michel in Normandy

Locronan & Morgat in Brittany

Grau du Roi in Languedoc Roussillon

Mandelieu la Napoule in PACA

Laval, Chateau Gontier, Mayenne, Renaze, Craon, l'Ernee & Evron - all in Mayenne, Pays de la Loire


The towns that require masks to be worn in some of their town centre streets are:

Quiberon, La Gacilly & St Malo in Brittany, Cabourg in Normandy

La Rochelle, St Martin, St Pierre & Ste Marie in Poitou-Charente

Argeles sur Mer in Languedoc Roussillon

Nice in PACA

Tours, Bourges & Orleans in Centre

Troyes in Burgundy

Biarritz & Bayonne in Aquitaine

Lille in Nord


The towns that require masks to be worn in their markets (indoor & outdoor) are:

Le Touquet in Nord Pas de Calais

Canet en Roussillon in Languedoc Roussillon

Blanquefort & Dax in Aquitaine

Cergy & Ermont in Ile de France

Cannes in PACA

Rochefort in Poitou-Charente

70 of the coastal towns/ villages of Finistere & Cotes d'Armor in Brittany including Dinan

11 Communes in Haute-Savoie

7 Communes in Nord Pas de Calais

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