Thursday, 9 August 2012

Août à Versailles I

It is August and Versailles sort of comes to a standstill as far as independent shops are concerned...

Versailles, ses commerces indépendants...

21 comments:

Olivier said...

ah ah c'est très bon, j'adore. et tu peux le décliner dans 90% des villes de banlieue

Jack said...

It was a shock years ago to be in busy Paris on July 31 one year and then see it go to sleep the next day.

Randy said...

Where did everyone go?

Sylvia K said...

An amazing difference indeed!! Where did everyone go!!! Hope you're enjoying a quiet week, Ciel, well, quiet, hopefully not dull!!

LONDONLULU said...

I do love how everyone takes August off - Americans really need to learn to do that! I especially like that chalkboard sign - hope you might get a quiet month yourself? :)

Dave said...

Le grand vacance? They are all in Brittany!!!

cieldequimper said...

@ Randy and Sylvia: long summer holidays...

@ Dave: I think most of them are further South!!!

Bergson said...

il n'y a plus que Versailles daily photo d'ouvert

James Wei said...

These signs made up a very interesting phenomenon. This is a great way to deliver a message

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The way it should be, people need time off to 'destress'.

brattcat said...

i'm so sad that we will miss each other, ciel.

Vogon Poet said...

A familiar situation; it does happen almost the same here!

Halcyon said...

It doesn't happen much here. But I wish it did, because that would mean we could all take long vacations!

Lowell said...

I have heard this is what happens. I wish it would happen here. Well, it does, a bit. Our area and golf course has become a bit quieter. Finally!

Malyss said...

L'un des avantages de vivre dans un lieu touristique, les commerces ne ferment pas, du moins pas l'ete.

JM said...

Same here. It's that month I don't want to break a tooth, even my dentist is on vacation! :-)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

J'adore the way the French stop everything for vacations..my favourite French patisserie here in Perth, Francoise, always closes for vacances..I miss my pastries sooo much, but love that they follow tradition!
If it only takes 30 minutes Ciel, do you travel to Paris very often?

cieldequimper said...

@ Olivier: et même dans certains quartiers de Paris.

@ JM: ha, same here. No doctors, no dentists, no physiotherapists, nobody.

EG CameraGirl said...

Wow! Nothing closes down that much here!

Virginia said...

I"ve been in Paris the end of July and had a hard time finding a cafe open. One wonders why some don't stay and rack up the euros!!!
V

Gunn said...

The same here:(