Chantiers! That’s workmen/people to you. I walked over to buy some wine and passed many of those closed signs. The butcher is also closed, but it’s full of activity. They are totally remodeling. There was a nice sign saying they were closed for remodeling and be open mid August (I bet September) and have a nice vacation everyone.
The printers, however, are closed. Every day at the Metro you can pick up either Avec Nous or Direct Matin – daily (M-F) rags for art and activities or news and ads. But not from the last week of July. Well, I guess I can figure that out… and the trains that used to run every 1 to 2 minutes are now more like 3 or 4. Everything slows down.
For a reader… it is City of Light not Lights. Hmph. And more for the Enlightenment than street lighting, btw.
And did I sound surprised by the exodus in July and August? Not at all. I just continue to be fascinated by it. A tradition that might be going away slowly – large department stores are now open on weekends and SUNDAYs. But it’s just so French.