Shopping in France

Information on opening hours, sales and the regulations for Sunday shopping in France...

In France, shops are generally open Monday to Saturday from 09:00 to 19:00, with many closing for lunch between 12:00 and 14:00. In large towns, shops may stay open at lunchtimes, or reduce their midday closing times. Shopping centres, department stores and supermarkets are generally open from 08:00 or 09:00 until 21:00 or 22:00 and do not close for lunch.

Sales take place twice a year in January and July, and run for six weeks.

Trading restrictions in France mean that shops are not allowed to open on Sundays except on specific dates before Christmas and in tourist areas. In Paris, Marseille and Lille, shops are allowed to open on Sundays in main shopping areas. Some supermarkets are open on Sunday morning.

Most towns and villages throughout France have their own food market selling fruit, vegetables, flowers, fish and regional specialities such as cheese, honey and cured meats.

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