Everything shuts on May Day in Lyon. Workers really do put their feet up and spend the day with their families. Public transport stops, museums are shut and so are most of the shops. Shuttered shops greet you round every corner. This herbalist right next door to the Cathedral caught my eye. Maybe there would have been stocked with romantic old apothecaries bottles or less romantically with artfully arranged pyramids of lotions and potions. Whatever was on offer to buy, if the shop had been open I would not have seen the beautiful blue shutters.