Leosghost - 7:39 pm on Aug 1, 2011 (gmt 0)
Yea I'd always heard France pretty much shuts down in August; dunno if that is true but I'm sure Leo does
It does indeed ;-)..( except the tourist trade and the tourist areas , although this year very wet July has meant that less money was spent in the areas away from Paris ) ..and begins the wind down in early to mid July ..government departments get "relaxed" towards the end of June..
Restart the machine ..September
Netmeg ..search for "Carcassone Fireworks"..I think you'll like the shows ..this year was exceedingly good :)