The State is funding some revitalisation plans for Montpellier city centre, which has suffered badly after all the gilets jaunes demonstrations this year.
The Saturday demonstrations have had a huge impact on the city centre businesses, and Bruno Le Maire the Economic Minister has just approved the State participation of a 1.5 million euro plan to revitalise the city centre.
There has been a 40 % decline in business in the centre since the start of the gilets jaunes protests, and over 2 million euros of damage.
Visiting the Hérault, the Secretary of State to the Minister of Economy, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, announced that this plan of more than 1.5 million euros will receive a donation of €300,000 from the State.
The first planned revitalisation took place last Thursday , with the launch of the operation “Commerce Happy Hour”, every Thursday from 5pm to 8pm where parking is free between those hours.
Other commercial operations will be organised to encourage consumers to return to the city centre.
Rental spaces will also be reduced, including the famous Christmas market stalls during the month of December.
Source: France 3