In August, Parisians flee town and the city becomes overrun with tourists. What that also means is many of the restaurants close down for the month too – and some as early as mid-July. It’s already hard enough keeping track of which restaurants are closed Saturday & Sunday, Sunday & Monday, between 3pm and 7pm… but add the summertime, and it can be maddening trying to make reservations. I’m often left wondering if a restaurant’s not answering their phone because they’re really busy or because they’ve already shut down for the summer.
Bon appétit et bon courage!