August and Paris is like a ghost town. People are on vacation and nothing works as normal, even some banks have special summer hours and are open only a few days during the week. What I like about Paris being empty like this is the feeling of having the town to yourself but the hardest part is not being able to “get around” as usual. I will never understand how they do it here. And as a tourist, never visit Paris during August! Many restaurants are closed and you will only see other tourists. Not the way to experience Paris.