Tourists with and without masks, now compulsory in La Rochelle town centre | AFP

Holidaymakers and tourists flock to the old port in La Rochelle, most but not all wearing masks on the day it becomes compulsory in the town’s centre. Authorities in France have tightened rules concerning the wearing of masks in a bid to prevent another Covid-19 outbreak.

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French reporter shot in knee at ‘yellow vest’ demo

A French photojournalist was shot in the knee with a low-velocity weapon during a “yellow vest” protest in La Rochelle on Monday. Freelance journalist Xavier Léoty, who works for the Sud Ouest newspaper as well as AFP, captured the sequence of events on his GoPro camera.