Route du Rhum. Why were dogs prohibited at Cap Fréhel on the day of departure?

“Why were dogs prohibited at Cap Fréhel for the start of the Route du Rhum? »asks Frank.

Indeed Franck, dogs were prohibited at Cap Fréhel on Wednesday 9 November on the occasion of the start of the Route du Rhum. “It was a temporary ban, during the Route du Rhum, for security reasons, given the expected crowds at the cape”explains to West France the prefecture of Côtes-d’Armor.

Other instructions had also been put in place (traffic conditions, parking, etc.) in order to protect the area: Cap Fréhel is a protected site, property of the Conservatoire du littoral.

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A decree from the town hall

The town hall of Plévenon issued a decree the day before departure intended to prohibit animals and therefore dogs. “Animals and in particular dogs are prohibited even on a leash, with the exception of assistance dogs for people with disabilities on the Cap Fréhel site”we read on this decree.

“Considering that on the occasion of the start of the Route du Rhum […] it is necessary to prevent disorders and nuisances affecting good order, safety, tranquility and public health, it is necessary to prohibit access to animals and in particular to dogs even on a leash.says the document.

Less crowded than expected

6,000 people went to Cap Fréhel on the day of departure, against 19,000 initially expected on Sunday. Less crowds due to a departure during the week, but a simpler organization on the security side. “There are fewer people than if it had taken place on Sunday, but the atmosphere is relaxed”, noted Arnaud Lécuyer, president of Dinan Agglomeration. The emergency services did not need to intervene, specified West France Wednesday evening.

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