At noon on March 17, 2020, in the French town where alpinism was born, everything stops. No one is allowed out without completing a form and is forbidden from going farther than 1 kilometer before turning around. Doug Mayor, who lives in Chamonix, describes the seven weeks of le confinement.
"Lockdown in the Alps: All Quiet in Chamonix,"
Appalachia: Vol. 72
, Article 11.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.dartmouth.edu/appalachia/vol72/iss1/11