In Paris, the ephemeral terraces will return every summer – Liberation

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Launched as part of the deconfinement last year, these facilities will be perpetuated and return every year in the form of “summer terraces”, announced the mayor of Paris on Monday.

Ephemeral terraces will no longer be. Born during the health crisis in Paris, they will become “summer terraces” authorized each year from April 1 to October 31, officialized the town hall on Monday. After several weeks of debates, especially on free admission, this measure will be incorporated into the new regulations for displays and terraces, which must be voted in early July at the Paris council.

Chairs and tables can be set up in parking spaces, between two trees or in front of other businesses that close earlier, if they give their consent. This measure will allow restaurateurs who do not have a terrace to expand their activity throughout the summer. On the other hand, electrical installations (heating, amplified music) remain prohibited and traders are held responsible for the cleanliness of the place, including within a radius of 5 meters around their installations.

Competition for the most beautiful terrace

These ephemeral structures must also remain open spaces. No question of installing there “roofs, tarps, barnums, pallet wood or advertising», Underlined Olivia Polski, deputy in charge of Commerce at the Paris city hall. Restaurant owners will instead have to equip themselves with parasols and double-sloped canopies. Greening will be strongly encouraged and a competition for the most beautiful terrace will even be organized.

To limit noise pollution, the summer terraces will close at 10 pm against 2 am for the “classic” terraces. A decision qualified as “good compromise” by Olivia Polski, who ensures that the number of sensors used to measure noise pollution will be doubled.

Among the players in the sector, we say to ourselves “Fully satisfied” of these decisions, according to Franck Delvaux, president of the Paris-Ile-de-France Hospitality Trades and Industries Union (UMIH), on France Info. Especially since bars and restaurants have obtained an exemption from duties for these devices until September 30, a measure that will allow them “to spend this summer in a serene way“. The representative of the UMIH also considers that the envisaged operation is “interesting“And will leave the restaurant owner the choice between”several optionsWhich will allow him to benefit from different prices depending on what he decides for his terrace.

To obtain authorization to perpetuate their terrace, establishments will have to apply for authorization online from June 21, while a simple declaration was sufficient since the end of the first confinement. They may continue to operate it pending final authorization, subject in particular to the approval of the mayors of the boroughs and whose renewal from year to year will be tacit. The devices will have to be dismantled from November 1st.

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