This is true of most rural villages and towns in France. On a hot day or after about 5pm they all appear to be abandoned as everyone retreats behind shutters.
Yes. But scribus does have a point about this region. There are an awful lot of holiday homes which are no good for the region imo and it’s a slippery slope as the young move to more active areas for jobs and action leaving this area even less attractive for the next young. It is actually a bit of a worry getting older here as it gets harder and harder to find anyone to do anything.
Not sure how this is on topic at all though