“The goal is to have a reasonable approach, in a reinforced way, in this particular period“explains Laurent Monnet, deputy mayor of Valence, in charge of the living environment.”While bringing the magic of Christmas, it is necessary to adapt to the health context and in particular to the curfew from 8 p.m. during these end of year celebrations.“.
In line with the curfew
“To be consistent with the curfew while allowing late returns home, the city has decided to cut off at 10 p.m. the lights that do not affect public lighting“.
90% of Christmas garlands, decorations, light patterns are therefore extinguished two hours earlier than usual at this end of the year. On the main arteries of the city, in particular on the Boulevards, the grounds remain lit until midnight.
“This cut allows energy savings, knowing that the patterns of garlands and other lighting are LEDs, which already consume little electricity.“specifies Laurent Monnet.
“We chose to illuminate, like last year thanks to the Region, the Saint-Apollinaire cathedral on the Place des Ormeaux from 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m., in a magical way, responsible in relation to the health context and in relation to the ‘ecology“.