In an effort to tackle drunken disorderly behaviour, the town of Avignon has banned alcohol sales and consumption between 10pm and 6am.
Following a rise in alcohol-related incidents at night, and an increasing number of complaints from residents, the town hall has issued a decree that forbids the sale and consumption of alcohol between 10pm and 6am.
The decree, which is now in force, aims to curb alcohol related incidents, a growing problem for the town.
It is hoped that preventing the sale of alcoholic drinks (over 1.2% Vol) in shops at night, and making drinking in the street illegal will result in a decrease in the number of incidents, many involving young adults.
The local police will be enforcing the rule and anyone found breaking the law could be fined between 90€ and 375€.
The decree targets street drinking specifically and will not affect cafés and restaurants or licensed events and public festivities, such as New Year, Christmas and the music festival.
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