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Visit outstanding cultural attractions or take a hike amongst the peaks? A romantic tour of the wine route or a family cruise? What will this year's
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Open shops on Sunday

In Paris, many shops open on Sunday

Although Sunday closing is the norm, some tourist areas are exceptions to this rule:

  • Montmartre,
  • Haussmann,
  • Porte-Maillot-Place des Ternes,
  • Champs-Elysées-Avenue Montaigne,
  • Beaugrenelle,
  • Saint-Germain,
  • Rennes-Saint Sulpice,
  • Olympiades,
  • Saint Emilion-Blibliothèque,
  • le Marais,
  • les Halles,
  • Saint Honoré-Vendôme

In the Marais district, the numerous clothing and accessories shops in rue des Francs-Bourgeois are open on Sunday.

Some main roads are even closed to motorized traffic on Sunday afternoon. The La Défense business district is also a place for Sunday shopping: at the 4 Temps shopping centre and close byin the shopping galleries of the Cnit.