This may be an apocryphal tale, but I've heard that French law mandates that a bakery be open every so many meters. This orange sign lists the nearby bakeries that aren't on vacation. Hmm, but the pharmacy is closed for weeks and there's no indication of where to go for medication. Interesting priorities. As a complete aside, the patient keeps the paper prescription and can take it into any pharmacy to be refilled.
My husband commented that if you didn't know French and that the locals take their vacations this month you'd think that half of Paris had gone bankrupt.
I had lunch yesterday in Montmartre and it's still hopping, lots of open restaurants and cafes. The tourists are definitely here. I don't know if it's more than usual or they just stand out because there are fewer French.