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bastille day closings?

degustazione Jun 17, 2009 02:17 PM

Are restaurants generally closed on bastille day? We will be in the Luberon in Provence. Thanks

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    dlgc RE: degustazione Jun 18, 2009 08:47 AM

    We will be in Paris and wondering the same thing.......whats open?

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      jeb RE: dlgc Jun 18, 2009 01:24 PM

      I'll be there too. Figured most would be open..

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        menton1 RE: jeb Jun 18, 2009 02:00 PM

        Hit or miss with everything on 14 juillet. This is the big one, the "Fete Nationale". I would guess that most restaurants are closed. The French are very serious about Holidays. Lots of parades and fireworks.

        Might be some small pickings in Paris, but in the campagne, I'm sure it will be daunting to find an open restaurant.

        In Paris, there might be some street food available at some of the festivals. And in Paris the touristy restaurants in the touristy areas should be open.

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          PhilD RE: menton1 Jun 18, 2009 11:48 PM

          It may be worse than that.

          As July 14th is on Tuesday this year many businesses (including restaurants) will "faire le pont" i.e. make the bridge between the weekend and the holiday and so they will close from Friday and reopen on Wednesday.

          Best to assume that most small restaurants are closed, as Menton says the ones in prime tourist areas will be open, and some in the big hotels.

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