Recognizable by its red furniture, the Sénéquier café is famous all over the world. - Angot - Sipa

It is the lighthouse of the “French Riviera” from where you can observe the jet-set yachts, “the cardinal point” of Saint-Trop. And yet he drops the curtain at the peak of the summer season. The iconic Sénéquier café, made famous by Brigitte Bardot and where Karl Lagerfeld, Kate Moss or Jacques Chirac liked to sit down, announces that it is closing for two weeks after the detection of two cases of Covid-19 among its employees.

"This closure does not occur at the request of the regional health agency (ARS), but on an internal decision, as a precautionary measure, and to protect its staff and customers," said the establishment in a press release. The Sénéquier café wants "to take the necessary time to protect and test all of its teams in order to reopen in the greatest security".

Two other establishments closed

His case is not isolated in the popular seaside resort of the Côte d'Azur. Two other establishments, located on the Place des Lices, in the heart of Saint-Tropez, have been closed for a few days for the same reasons. According to the ARS, last week there were 29 cases of Covid-19 identified among the employees of two restaurants in the city.

"The virus affects with particular sensitivity the town of Saint-Tropez which looks during the summer season a significant flow of tourists, especially in its city center", explains the prefecture of Var in a decree which since Saturday imposes the wearing of the mask in the center, the port, and the citadel.


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