August in Paris - to go or not to go?

In 2008, we lived in the Montmartre area of Paris ... On August 1, we went to our favorite restaurant to discover, much to our dismay, that they would be closed for a month and a half, closing August 1, re-opening September 15. At first I thought, 'How weird, why would anyone close for a month-and-a-half?'
 Paris, France

Introducing Ashley Davidson-Fisher

I’m a nut case, I tell you. I majored in International Business and French Language and Culture Studies at the California State University in San Bernardino. Despite being a stay-at-home mom and not knowing a word of French, it sounded like the perfect degree for me!
 Provence, France