Local businesses did not benefit much from this new traffic as people often brought whatever they needed for the journey with them and tried to reach their destination as quickly as possible. Garages were an exception and they appeared all along the road, ready to carry out repairs for which they sometimes charged holidaymakers an arm and a leg. Saint-André-de-Cubzac had several garages, including the one below, a franchise of French car manufacturer Renault.
Traces of earlier painted signs can be seen but not enough to be able to decipher anything.
Location: Rue Nationale, Saint-André-de-Cubzac, Gironde / Picture taken in May 2012