Noise Restrictions

How civilized! I read today on an expat forum that France has countrywide noise restrictions. Specifically, you are not supposed to make excessive noise outside of these hours:

Monday through Saturday  8 AM until noon and 2 PM until 8 PM

Sundays and holidays between 10 AM and noon

That shouldn’t be a problem for us, outside or in, for two reasons: 1. We won’t have a yard to mow or much outdoor space, and; 2. We won’t be hammering or drilling holes in the walls because we’ll use Command products to hang any pictures and then just pull them off when we leave.

There’s no definition of “excessive noise” but I’m sure there would be an exception for the popping sound of champagne corks, the crunch of a crispy baguette, and the crinkle of the paper wrapped around a creamy brie. Priorities, you know.

About Bob

While living in North, Central and South America, in the middle of the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean, and now in Europe, my passion has remained the same: travel and meeting new friends.

Posted on August 23, 2015, in Life in France and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. duckandjunebug

    I like that they allow for siesta time. Take plenty of naps.


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