Coronavirus obliges, many French men and women will spend their summer holidays in France. Departments and cities compete in ingenuity to attract the barge. Le Roannais counts on its thousand-year-old chapels and its breathtaking castles, but also relies on a little financial help. From Saturday July 4 to August 30, for any stay of two nights minimum in the town located in the Loire (Auvergne Rhône-Alpes), and a meal in a traditional restaurant, the municipality offers a reimbursement of 100 euros per family. Roanne is not the first to offer this type of advantage in the health context which has seriously affected the tourism sector.
Drôme, Landes and Bouches-du-Rhône are getting started
The Drôme distributes “Pass’Drôme”, the amount of which can reach up to 150 euros for tourists who have booked three consecutive nights. In the Landes, the 3,000 first visitors to have registered on the site set up by the department who will have stayed at least two nights in accommodation in the department between June 16 and November 29, except from July 25 to 21 August, may be reimbursed up to 150 euros.
The Bouches-du-Rhône have opted for gift cards worth 50 euros, intended for 50,000 households and valid with 1,000 local service providers, including artisans, parks, museums or transport. Not to mention the commercial operation for caregivers.
The lucky ones can try to win 300 stays in Anjou (value 300 to 400 euros), 300 vouchers for a meal in a restaurant (50 euros) in the area and 500 entries for department sites or leisure activities (40 euros).