French city Nice's 'Promenade des Anglais' beachfront to close due to COVID restrictions

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PARIS, Feb 26 (Reuters) - The famed Promenade des Anglais beachside walkway of the French Mediterranean city of Nice will close as part of weekend lockdown measures imposed to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi said on Facebook on Friday.

"We absolutely have to avoid huge crowd gatherings," Estrosi said in his Facebook message.

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Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Alison Williams

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