Sunday is the day of rest and family in Paris. Many shops and offices are closed this day. It is nowadays a day devoted to gastronomy and culture but if you are a fashionista, you will find easily the possibility to do shopping.
Visit museums and monuments
Many museums are open on Sunday in Paris like le Louvre, Beaubourg, Orsay museum, Rodin. Monument like Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame are also open. They are generally free the first sunday of the month.
Find description of museums in Paris and their opening hours and days. Read more about museums in Paris.
Go to the market like a Parisian
Sunday is the day to go to the market in Paris. Many markets take place on Sunday. You can find their fruits, vegetables, French cheese and typical French products at a reduce price. The best to prepare a French meal or just to buy fresh food. Try Aligre food Market
read more: all Sunday markets in Paris by neighborhood
Discover the Flea Markets
All flea markets are open on the weekend in Paris. You have choice, Saint Ouen flea market , Porte de Vanves for brocante, painting, and vintage fashion and furniture. For sportswear clothes go to Porte de clignancourt Flea market.
You can also discover Porte de Clignancourt Flea market in 18th district for sportswear.
Drink coffee or have a brunch at a typical terrace of Paris
Paris is famous for its terraces, Sunday is the perfect day to have a brunch in one of its typical terraces or just drink a coffee as Parisians like to do. You have the choice for he quarter : Montmartre for example for its village atmosphere . Or if you prefer a trendy and hip ambiance choose one of the terraces in the Marais Neighborhood (You have the choice in the rue des archives street).
Have a wonderful walk in one of charming quarter of Paris
Have a Lunch or a Brunch on the Seine River
Many Parisians like to have a lunch or a Brunch aboard one of many Boats in the Seine River. It is a good opportunity enjoy a gourmet while having a wonderful view on top monuments of Paris. Many compagnies propose good offers. If you prefer to have a dinner on those boats it also possible.
Have Sunday shopping session
Sunday shopping in Montmartre
By rue des Martyrs and rue des Abesses streets many shops are open on Sunday . You can find fine grocery, many fashion Shops like Maje , Sandro, Les petites and make bargain in their stock clearance stores. Many thrift shops are open on Sunday in those streets
Sunday shopping in the Marais
On Sunday afternoon the shops are opened in the rue des Franc-Bourgeois, at the top of rue Vieille du Temple and rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie.
This is a tourist area and during sunny days there can be crowds of people. You will find clothing , decoration, gifts and shoes stores. The Marais Shopping place is famous and trendy
Many French designers stores and fashion shops like Sandro, Ba&sh, Maje, Bensimon, Uniqlo, Repetto.
Don’t miss Fragonard and L’Occitane en Provence for fragrance an cosmetic products and many Thrift and vintage shops which are also open on Sunday.
The Champs Elysée avenue of course .
The famous avenue is also a shopping place where you can find luxury shops like Cartier, Louis Vuitton and more usual trade marks like Zara, Gap, H&M. There are many shops in the Champs Elysées ! Don’t Miss Guerlain and Sephora for perfumes. Try also La Durée for there famous macarons
Canal Saint Martin Area
The Banks of Canal St. Martin are pedestrian on Sundays between the rue du Lancry and the street du Clos St-Martin.
From 2pm , all the shops on the Channel and surroundings are opened. You can find many Clothing brands ( Sandro, Quai 71, Antoine & Lili, thrifts…).
At rue Beaurepaire and rue de Marseille, some concept stores and French designers stock clearance stores are opened on Sunday. Read more and look at the map : Canal Saint Martin and rue de Marseille street .
For food, some supermarkets are opened like Monoprix or Franprix
Mall and department stores open on Sunday
The mall named “Les 4 temps” situated in the business district of La Défense is open every Sunday.
You can access it easily by Metro (line 1 or RER A, station La Défense). You can find there many casual trademarks like Zara, Massimo Duti, Mango, André…
A department store, Le Printemps du Louvre is also open every Sunday at Carrousel du Louvre (near Louvre Museum). It is devoted to luxury shopping with many haute couture clothing store: Pradda, Givenchy, Yves St Laurent, Tissot…
The Carrousel du Louvre is opened till 20 hours. You will find beauty shops , jewels, accessories, gifts, tea, chocolate , an Apple store .
Read our Paris Sunday shopping guide
Visit Art Galleries
Art galleries are open on Sunday. You can find them in Montmartre of course but also at Saint Germain des Près or by Canal Saint Martin or Village St Paul in the Marais.
The Most Famous art Gallerie Perrotin in the Marais or Kamel Mennour in the Latin Quarter.
Go to Theater
It is one of many cultural activities we like to have on Sunday: going to Theater. Of course you must think that it is preferable to speak French to understand the play. But, if not, try the show “How to become Parisian in one hour” at Théatre des Nouveautés . It presents, in English, the life of Parisians with Humour and make a comparison with other countries. This show gather expats and tourist from all other the world but it is also very appreciated by Parisians !
Theatre des Nouveautés : 24 boulevard Poissonière (Mo Bonne nouvelle). Every Sunday at 6pm. more info
Go to Cinema
Why not to go to Cinema to watch a Movie ? Parisians like to go to Cinema on Sunday.
There are many famous cinemas in Paris like Le Louxor, la Filmothèque du Quartier Latin, or la Péniche Cinéma.
They all schedule movies in original version with french subtitles.
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