“Prevention of any risk of disturbing public order”. This is the purpose of several decrees published by the prefecture of Alpes-Maritimes on Wednesday, December 14, before the semi-final of the World Cup between France and Morocco.
No outward-facing TVs in bars and restaurants
In anticipation of the match, Bernard Gonzalez, prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes, has decided to ban bars and restaurants in several districts of Nice and Cannes from “direct the screens towards the public road”. The goal? Avoid crowds in front of businesses, which can lead to “disturbance of public order”.
In the same sectors it will also be ban on consuming alcohol in public. Bars, restaurants and convenience stores are also prohibited from selling alcohol for take away.
These restrictions will come into effect on Wednesday 14 December at 18.00 to 02.00. They are renewed at the weekend from 14.00 to 02.00.
The affected sectors
In Nice: quai des Etats-Unis, rue Jule Gili, rue Droite, rue Saint-François, rue Pairolière, rue de La Tour, avenue Max Gallo, boulevard Jean Jaurès.
In Cannes: center and hypercentre, République and Carré d’or.
Fireworks are still prohibited
As a reminder, the sale, possession and use of rockets and fireworks is prohibited. “on public road and against public road” until 1 January inclusive in the Alpes-Maritimes.