Green light for the Loire festival! Organized every two years, this large gathering of mariners will bring together 230 boats and offer hundreds of activities over five days in Orleans, between the George-V Bridge, the King’s Quay and the south bank of the river. The prefecture of Loiret has just confirmed the holding of the event, scheduled for September 22 to 26 … but in strict compliance with health constraints.
To access it, you will have to show your pass and wear the mask. Five entry points will be set up to control and count visitors. “We have reinforced our reception teams with private companies,” announces Jean-Pierre Gabelle, city councilor in charge of the festival. A screening center will also be set up nearby.
The festival will also have to respect a gauge. The municipality, which announces having welcomed nearly 750,000 visitors in previous editions, expects 50,000 people present at the same time on the quays. But the figure has not yet stopped. Everything will depend on how the epidemic unfolds. The elected official believes that this gauge should not be a problem, except during the evening of Saturday where the fireworks show takes place.
To this will be added the reinforced Vigipirate plan, with the control of bags in addition to the pass and an increased police deployment on the ground. But this does not undermine the confidence of the organizers who believe they are taking “all necessary precautions” so that the people of Orleans and others can enjoy the festival in complete safety.