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Dec 8, 2011 05:59 AM

When do restaurants close in late July for summer break?

We will be in Paris next July as late as July 19 and I know that some of the restaurants we want to try may close in the later part of July & all of August. Can you please tell me when these closings start happening in July? Will we be affected if we're there July 14-19 or is that still early enough in the month for it to be a non-issue? Thanks for your advice!

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  1. It depends on the restaurant. Generally, though, restaurants will remain open during your stay. Nevertheless, I find that the city seems to become much more touristy and much less local after Bastille Day, on the 14th.

    1. As Nancy points out, restos close at different times, usually in August. Around July 14, also expect a lot of closings for Bastille Day.
      Therefore largely a non-issue.