Confinement: Holiday homes targeted by French police

French police in Brittany are clamping down on tourists and holiday homeowners for flouting confinement rules.

22 April 2020
Brittany coastal resorts are extremely popular
By Lee Mclaughlan

It comes after a Parisien couple were found at a rental property in the coastal resort of Plougasnou, Finistère.

The police were made aware of their presence by a local resident, who was also in breach of confinement rules, as they carried out checks in the area.

According to Francebleu, the couple, a man in his 50s and woman in her mid 30s, each face a fine of €135 for not complying with confinement rules. They were also ordered to return to Paris.

The owner of the holiday rental, who lives in the resort, is also facing a fine of €135 for not complying with the seasonal rental order.

Under strict rules brought in by the French government during the Covid-19 pandemic, holiday rentals are prohibited from opening.

Police confirmed they are continuing to carry out checks at holiday properties across Brittany for people breaking confinement laws.

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