As mentioned earlier, Parisians tend to spend their Sundays in one of two ways: either indulging in a long Sunday lunch with their families, or loafing around at cafes, brunching, nursing drinks and, of course, people-watching.
What is there to do in Paris on a Sunday?
Best things to do on a Sunday in Paris
- Enjoy brunch with friends.
- Enjoy a picnic in the park/ along the Seine.
- Discover a small museum.
- Get lost in Le Marais.
- Discover the village vibe of Montmartre.
- Go in search of antiques at a brocante.
What do the French eat on Sunday?
For the traditional Sunday lunch, French people usually eat rich, traditional French food (often from their home regions), such as roast chicken or veal, grilled salmon, stuffed tomatoes, lasagna, etc.
What is closed in Paris on Sundays?
Sundays in Paris
Banks, shops, supermarkets and many restaurants are closed across the country. This mostly holds true in Paris as well, though shops in popular tourist areas (e.g. Champs Elysées) remain open seven days a week. You’ll find that many restaurants in high profile areas also open on Sundays.
What is open in France on Sundays?
Sundays in France, when most shops are closed. Nonetheless, small corner shops and essential services (such as boulangeries, small supermarkets) can open on Sundays if they want to, and indeed Sunday is the busiest days of the week for many patisseries.
Are stores closed on Sunday in France?
Traditionally speaking, shops do not open in France on Sundays; however the rules have changed in recent years, and now across France you will find supermarkets, DIY and gardening shops open on Sunday morning. In tourist areas the rules are more flexible, and all sorts of shops can now stay open all day.