Well, what are we doing today in Pairs? Sunday is often this paradoxical day when we finally have free time that we do not know how to spend. Yet when everything is not open on Sunday in Paris, many places are not closed either! Concerts for music lovers, brunches for gourmands, walks for connoisseurs and even shop for Fashionistas: Paris is full of things to do on Sundays for all rhythms, for all tastes and for all ages. here are some ideas for you…
Food and Drinks
On Sunday morning, there are several schools. Some get up at dawn to take full advantage of the day, and others get up just before noon with the idea that a good Sunday is a relaxing Sunday. For the latter, no question of taking breakfast, much less to get into the great cuisine for lunch. The solution: brunch!
More generally, the brunch is a relaxing time where all culinary fantasies are allowed.
If you are more into drinking than ‘brunching’, if you just want to spend an hour or two at a friendly bar terrace, or discussing football or any other topic with friendly people, be aware that some institutions open their doors on Sundays.
Also, if you like unusual atmospheres, sought scenery, friendly games and drinks that are not found everywhere here are some good places to visit:
- L’Avin Première, vin et cinéma.
- Touch’in, premier bar tactile de Paris.
- Café Lescot, café pour les amateurs du jeu de go, jeu de plateau originaire de Chine.
- Used Book Café de Merci,, avec une bibliothèque de 15 mètres qui déborde de livres d’occasion (donnés à la boutique) on ne s’y ennuie jamais et on y mange de très bons gâteaux.
- l’Ice Kube Party du Kube Hotel, en apparence glacial, il est l’un des meilleurs spot pour se donner chaud
Sport and outdoor activities
Shopping is the favorite sport of women and even for men now in days in Paris! While most shops in France are closed during Sunday, some areas of the capital goes against the flow and open their doors. These stores are retail establishments located in tourist areas of exceptional affluence or permanent cultural activities, which can, by law, provide weekly rest by rotation for all or part of the staff. These areas are the number 7 in Paris and they include store brands like Bershka, H & M, Zadig & Voltaire, Armani …
Shopping usually means walking for hours (unless online shop), but some with more energy prefer to run … even on Sundays! For those addicted to perspiration, Paris offers many points of rendezvous where it will be possible to practice outdoor racing, football, tennis and many other activities! Jogging, kite flying, bowling, water sports … here are some places:
- Jardin des Tuileries. (Rue de Rivoli 75001)
- Jardin des Plantes. (36 rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire, 2 rue Buffon, place Valhubert ou 57 rue Cuvier 75005)
- Jardin du Luxembourg. (2 rue Auguste Compte 75006)
- Parc Monceau (Rue de Monceau 75008)
- La Promenade plantée (Avenue Daumesnil 75012)
- Bois de Vincennes (Avenue Daumesnil 75012)
- Parc Montsouris (Boulevard Jourdan 75014)
- Parc Georges Brassens (Rue des Morillons 75015)
- Bois de Boulogne (Route de Sèvres à Neuilly 75016)
- Parc des Buttes Chaumont (Rue Botzaris 75019)
- Parc de la Villette (Avenue Corentin Cariou 75019)
- Parc de Belleville (Rue Piat 75020)
Market and promenades
Paris is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and a simple walk through the city contains mysteries, surprising corners of greenery, out-of-common buildings and hidden alleys…
For those who love the useful exercise, which instructs walking, there are also a number of routes “open air museum” that will show you the sights of Paris from a new perspective…
Finally, despite the million people living in this big city, Paris is a place where it is possible to walk quietly and enjoy the birds singing…
Sunday is also a great day for literature lovers who can find the rare pearl quiet in the few open libraries and even in the great outdoor places by visiting the picturesque bookstalls of the quays of the Seine.
Those who prefer good food we would recommend you to visit the fantastic Parisian markets, whatever kind of food and drinks you like the Paris Market will not disappoint you.
Finally, how can we forget the flea markets and other empty attics that are open to all hair bargain hunters during the weekend, including Sunday.These neighborhood events organized at regular intervals do not only offer the opportunity to mingle with the locals and discover original and undiscovered parts of Paris, but also to find furniture for your home very cheaply, a toy for the youngest or a rare vinyl that will complement your collection.
Museums and monuments
Paris is well known, as a city of museums. In every street corner you will find a museum, and if it is not a museum, it is a monument (if, for the merest chance, it is not a monument, there is strong probably you will find a bar). In short, one of the best ways to enjoy a Sunday in Paris is to visit a museum or monument. If the crowd is not too strong, you can stroll quietly and enjoy all discoveries wonders and surprises Paris has to offer.
Remember also that every first Sunday of the month, access to the museums is completely free! here is a list of some free options:
Maison de Balzac / Le Musée Bourdelle / Le Musée Carnavalet Musée Cernuschi / Le Musée Cognacq-Jay Mémorial du maréchal Leclerc / Petit Palais / Le Musée de la Vie romantique / Maison de Victor Hugo
/ Le Musée Zadkine Musée Galliera / Le musée de l’Orangerie / Le musée des Arts et Métiers / Le musée Picasso / Le musée du Moyen-Age-Cluny / Le musée Eugène Delacroix / Le musée d’Orsay / Le musée Guimet / Le musée Gustave Moreau / Le musée Mac Val -Le Centre Pompidou / Le musée du Quai Branly / Le musée Rodin / Le musée de la Préfecture de Police / Le musée du compagnonnage / Notre-Dame / Le Palais-Royal / Le Sénat / Assemblée Nationale.
Cinema and theater or zoo and Aquarium for children
Sunday is also very often a time we spend with family, a day when we can share activities between parents and children other than homework and school meetings. To have a good time with your family, for example you can go see a movie.
Alternatively you can also go the theater! Theaters rooms, large and small, abound in all districts of Paris, and some even reserve a program exclusively for children and families.
Latter, probably the one that will bring together all the votes of your children: zoos and aquariums. On a sunny Sunday, spend a morning, an afternoon or a whole day in the Botanical Gardens or at the Aquarium of Paris – both open on Sundays – often full of surprises.
In the evening, take your children to a nanny or relative and head to a concert hall in the area to complete a memorable day with a live performance that will make you move to the end of the night.