To the One of the Echoes on Tuesday 21 July, the shock of a been without tourists for Paris. The great classics of the capital such as the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre museum don’t face the crowd as usual. It is the result of the sanitary crisis due to the coronavirus.
Tourism professionals feared such a situation. In the hospitality sector, the activity picks up slowly but the occupancy rate is only about 30% to 90% in the same period last year. These are the palaces and grand hotels that suffer the most because they are ultra-dependent on foreign customers. Most of the hotels have therefore decided not to reopen before school starts.
The parisian restaurants are also struggling, especially in the most popular tourist districts. These are the restaurants that work with regulars who come out the better.