The queue to get into Notre Dame on a Saturday afternoon:
While it is considered offseason, unlike in the States where there’s always sales (Macy’s is having a sale? What a shock!), stores in France can only have large sales twice a year. So you see signs that scream “SOLDES!” everywhere. The current sales go until early February so people come from all over Europe to take advantage. Me, with my single carryon bag? Out of luck!