Paris 2024: shops authorized to open on Sundays during the Olympic Games

Published by Graziella de Sortiraparis, Cécile de Sortiraparis · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on December 16th, 2023 at 05:20 p.m.
Salespeople in the capital won't have a Sunday off, during the Paris 2024 Olympic Games! A derogation provides for Sunday opening of shops, to cope with the influx of tourists.

In France, theopening of shops on Sundays is subject to strict regulations: depending on where the store is located or what products it sells, it will not be able to open its doors as it wishes on the last day of the week. However, these exceptions will be lifted during the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, due to a derogation, motivated by the"forecast of an exceptional influx of tourists". In 15 arrondissements of the capital, Sunday rest will not be the norm!


In 2022, Florence Berthout, mayor of the 5th arrondissement, submitted this proposal to the Paris City Council, so that businesses could open on Sundays during the Olympic Games, like those located in international tourist zones such as the Champs Élysées or Montmartre. On a voluntary basis, these retail outlets will therefore be able to"remain open on Sundays from June 15 to September 30, 2024" and welcome the millions of tourists expected to visit the capital.

The arrondissements concerned are those in the center of Paris, but also where the Olympic venues and festival sites are located, i.e. the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 12th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th arrondissements.

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