Sunday, March 15, 2020

Coronavirus and the French Riviera

Well, as of early Saturday night some not so unexpected news came in quickly from the Government of France about the next steps that would be taken to try and contain the Coronavirus. 

The first message was that starting immediately any restaurants, bars and nightclubs along with other places people usually gather would have to close by midnight. 

About an hour later it was stated that further restrictions would come into effect. Starting Sunday all shops and services would close for the foreseen future with only supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations and tabacs deemed essential being open on a regular basis. 

This really wasn’t that much of a surprise as President Macron in his speech only a few days before declared that schools and universities would be closed as of March 16, 2020. 

Needless to say, this has been a very odd time in not only France but around the world as we all grapple with what has been going on.
With the new changes implemented, we were curious how the city of Nice was reacting. In walking around, to be honest, life seemed as normal, in fact it felt much like years ago when shops were regularly closed on Sundays.

People seemed to be enjoying life as normal as possible, sitting at the beach, watching the waves or on benches in parks under the clear, sunny blue skies taking in the surroundings.

We walked by a number of grocery shops, there was no lineups, the checkouts had a normal amount of people buying products. Before finishing our stroll in the city, we went into one of the larger grocery chains to find again, an average amount of people doing a regular shop and the shelves looked stocked and noon, no panic at the checkouts.

Obviously things can change but what we have already noticed online is businesses and groups of individuals are coming together to help support each other in the various communities in France. Very heart warming.

We are feeling positive that through this tricky time, things will eventually pass and we have a number of creative plans in the works not only for our luxury businesses but since we have already developed a shared economy for the past number of years in France, we want everyone to benefit from the natural rewards of the country.

One of those smaller plans is to keep promoting all that France has to offer, this was actually upon the suggestions of our regular clients and followers who have told us that our posts on social media have been inspiring and lifting their spirits, it is even more so now a pleasure for us to do.

The LGBTQ community is strong here in France and so is everyone else seemingly working together as one.

If you ever have any questions about the situation here in France, feel free to connect with us.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Les Thermes Sauna Masculin in Marseille

Exciting news came to the gay community in the city of Marseille a couple of months ago with the addition of the brand new Les Thermes Sauna Masculin!
After almost a year of top to bottom renovations, this expansive sauna has been reconfigured with more than 600m2 among three levels of play space.

Each area has been well thought out to offer you the maximum in socializing, cruising and adventurous hook up spots.

With a feeling of warmth, cleanliness and comfort, this is truly one of those places in Marseille where you can leave your cares behind.

Upon entering Les Thermes, you will be greeted by friendly and discreet employees putting you at ease as soon as you enter, especially if it is your first time in this type of establishment.

Totally soak in the atmosphere while meeting new friends at the bar or go for a swim in the large pool.

Around every corner in Les Thermes there is something new to experience and more men to meet.

Grab a quick shower and relax in the Hamman or Finnish Sauna. Close by you will find the extensive cruising area where most of the cabins are configured and they all offer something unique such a sling room, some cabins equipped with glory holes or even just private rooms. Whatever suits your pleasure.

If you have a kink you need worked out, head to the lower level of the club, otherwise known as the "Fetish Zone" with a large communal mattress, sling cabin and play room with porn video monitors.

Les Thermes is a great place to hang out and a must visit on your next trip to Marseille as the spacious new sauna has a rotating variety of themes day and night that always brings in the best crowd.

You'll definitely leave with a smile on your face!

Photos courtesy of Les Thermes Sauna Masculin