At the foot of the ramparts on Sillon beach in Saint-Malo (Ille-et-Vilaine), tourists are present. With sunny weather, the goal is to take off, away from the tense social climate. “I come from Boulogne-Billancourt. We came to Saint-Malo by car, no matter the strikes. We really needed to get out of Paris, all the hubbub linked to the strikes”says a man. Many came by car. The city car parks are fully booked. SNCF strikes do not seem to spoil the holidays. In a crêperie in the city center in continuous service, we are almost surprised by the crowds.
“People had to move differently, in Blablacar, and take their precaution before. There are a lot of people in Saint-Malo”, underlines Nathalie Cron, manager of La Tempête crêperie. In Honfleur (Calvados), same table. There is no shortage of attendance, which is still significant in December. It must be said that during the festive season, the port has brought out its culinary assets.