21 July 2007

Des Soldes

The bi-annual sales in France began in the beginning of July and last through August 15th. The first week was absolutely mad in Montpellier. The day before the sales begin, the intense shoppers go out and try on everything they want to buy, place it strategically on the rack and return the next morning at 8 am sharp to buy! The picture above of the people in line is interesting because this is at noon. This shop sells sandwiches to go. On a normal day, you would only see a small line of at most two or three people. The French treat lunch as a religious affair...lounging under cafe umbrellas for a two or three course meal with wine and a coffee. The to-go shops did a killing during the first week of the sales.

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