La Rentrée

This week it started. La rentrée. August has officially become my favorite month in Paris, despite the closures of some of my favorite lunch spots. But now the calm of the city has already started to be replaced by people everywhere, the buzz of traffic, and actually having to look and wait before I cross the street in my neighborhood. The best US equivalent to “la rentrée” is “Back to School.” However, in Paris, as [almost] everyone takes off the month of August, kids and adults alike talk about the looming and dreaded rentrée back into reality. While not quite as charming as the Paris closure signs (see here and here), la rentrée is definitely in the air…

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