I even recognise some of the places - went on a day trip to Monaco in December last year (it was a bit icy when I went though, yes, it did manage to snow for the first time in like 16 years when I was visiting Nice and places nearby)
Ye it's pretty much dead in most places. France has so much mroe countryside than England. You notice it when you get on teh first motorway - absolutely dead. Most fo the time you didnt have a car infront behind, or on the other side of the road for as far as the eye could see.
Think this was Stephanie entering the palace in her car. You should see the fuss they make when someones entering or exiting lol. Everyone gets stopped, and there's a guy at the guard post with an assault rifle.... Encouraging.