August 18, 2014
France Returns to Work, Reluctantly
Anne-Elisabeth Moutet, Daily Telegraph
While their country is still being invaded by record numbers of foreign tourists – they rose above 84 million last year, 20 million more than the actual number of citizens and the highest in the world – the French will slowly start trickling back from their traditional four-week summer vacation this week. The mid-August bank holiday weekend here traditionally marks the highest point of the long summer break, from the time when all hands, including the children’s, were needed for harvest season.