Despite rising coronavirus cases and an ongoing curfew in the country, a far-right mayor in France decided to reopen his city's museums.
The country's museums have been shut since October 30 due to coronavirus and this is the first time the museums have reopened in the city, despite a surge in coronavirus cases.
Perpignan Mayor Louis Aliot, deputy leader of the far-right National Rally believes the people of the city have had a deficiency of their culture.
"There is a virus and it will be with us for a long time... There are treatments, there are vaccinations, there are precautions we can take. Let's get used to it and start by trying things out," he said.
More museums reopening
The Casa Pairal museum of Catalan art and the Natural History Museum also confirmed they had reopened. The fourth -- the Joseph Puig coin museum -- is set to reopen on Wednesday.
The French government is now re-thinking its decision of coronavirus restrictions and is hoping to reopen cultural venues as soon as coronavirus cases drop.