Went out shopping for the first time since the lockdown, I hadnt even been out for baguette before today. No roadblocks, people working in the vines and on construction, trucks driving about, but most shops etc shut down and alot of people working in their gardens.
However, actually got approached by the local Gendarmes and asked for my declaration. Had my son (teenager) with me as he is french (incase my french wasnt good enough, for just such an event!) and had deliberately left him sat in the car while I went into a pretty much deserted supermarket for essentials. They were driving around, saw him sat in the car and so pulled over and were waiting talking to him when I came out...
Apparently yesterday, they slightly changed the rules such that you now need an actual printed signed paper declaring what you are doing, an electronic version is not allowed anymore. Additionally you must be alone, excepting infants, and even children need to have their own declaration for being outside. Luckily no fine on the technicality of changes from the initial lockdown rules, but they certainly stressed they could have given me one if they had so been inclined as "the rules are the rules".
I guess I was right about that french paper & ink investment opportunity!!