Many incorrectly assume that Paris turns into a near-ghost town on Sundays, when in fact most restaurants, museums, cafes, and even many shops stay open. They may have visited in the summer, when many locals are away and close up shop, or they may have lodged in quieter residential neighborhoods that indeed tend to be sleepier on weekends.
When you know where to head, though, finding things to do on Sunday shouldn't pose a problem at all. It may be a semi-sacred day, as I explain at length in my new guide on what to do on Sundays in Paris, but while the pace is definitely more langorous-- and deliciously so-- many areas are in fact at their most vibrant. Read more to find out how to spend the final day of the week in true Parisian fashion, loafing around aimlessly like a cool, romantic flaneur , people-watching from cafe terraces, brunching, or enjoying a good film in one of the city's endearing old arthouse cinemas.
- Paris in Two Days: A Self-Guided Itinerary
- Most Romantic Walks in Paris
- Shops Open in Paris on Sunday
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