As France enters its second week of a country wide lockdown, the usually crowded tourist attractions and landmarks of the capital have been deserted. All non-essential activities have been banned until at least 15th April 2020 in order to control the outbreak of Covid-19. Take a look at the comparison of life before and after lockdown in Paris.
This image taken from April 2019 shows residents and visitors enjoying Jardin des Tuileries in the sunshine:
The below image, taken in November 2017 shows the cities famous Arc de Triomphe busy with visitors enjoying the view of the Champs Elysées, as well as numerous cars and tourist buses filling the roads.This image taken at 10am on 1st April 2020 from the Radisson Blu Champs-Elysées shows the streets eerily empty:Below Image, Taken on March 3rd, shows people enjoying the gardens prior to the lockdown.The below image captured from The Westin Paris - Vendôme, taken on a sunny 31st March, shows the gardens are completely empty due to the lockdown sanctions across the country.A silent sunset colours the city as the government urges residents to stay inside: