Le Rentree

archivesLa Rentree has an official date (this year it’s Sept 4) but the term more frequently applies to the entire end-of-August period during which tanned vacationers reluctantly return to Paris (and other metropolises) to work. Until then, many of our local parks, such as the one inside the Archives Nationales, look like this! Aaahhh….

There seems to be a growing number of people who actually prefer to stay in Paris during those quiet weeks of August. Sure, a lot of businesses are closed, but there remain plenty of stores and restaurants open. In fact there are more businesses open on Sundays and in the late hours than ever before.

Who remembers the days when the entire town would roll up on Sunday afternoon?

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