We’ve all heard about the joys of April in Paris, with chestnuts in blossom and holiday tables under the trees. Some of us have even experienced them. But August in Paris? Savvy travelers know that in Paris in August everything closes down.
The French and especially Parisians, it seems, vacation during the month of August. The city is taken over by tourists unhappy to find shops shuttered and services at a standstill. Thank goodness, the ever-popular cafes are still bustling.
Chez Julien cafe near Church Saint-Gervais on Rue des Barres in Paris
Like Paris, Crotonblog is shuttering for the remainder of the month of August. We at Crotonblog need a little R&R time, too. When we return after Labor Day tanned, rested, rejuvenated—and as perky as ever—look for us to be sporting a new look that will knock your socks off.
So, it’s “Bye bye, so long, see you in September, see you when the summer’s through.” In the meantime, for those readers who want to catch up on their reading of some of Crotonblog’s features from recent issues, you’ll find them here.