My favourite day of the week in Paris would have to be Sunday. The city is quiet and the mood is relaxed. Many of the streets are closed to cars, allowing people to wander aimlessly and explore. Whilst many places in Paris are closed on Sundays there are still plenty of lovely things to see and do.
Here are a few ways to spend a wonderful Sunday in Paris...Bon Dimanche!
Hit the markets:
Stocking up on fresh produce at the Bastille Market is my favourite Sunday ritual. Whether you are a local or tourist alike perusing a French market is a visual feast. Filled with a delightful variety of fresh fruit, vegetables, cheese, flowers and more.
Take a stroll and people watch:
Afternoon strolls and people watching go hand in hand in Paree. You come across so many hidden details that would be otherwise unseen when you wander aimlessly. A few of my favourite places to take a break and people watch include: Île Saint-Louis (a natural island on the Seine River), Palais - Royal (palace and gardens) and Saint - Germain - des - Prés (particularly Rue Bonaparte and Boulevard Saint - Germain).
Visit a museum:
There are endless museums and monuments in Paris and on the first Sunday of each month many of them are open to the public for free! You can find out more about the participating museums, chateaus etc. here. There are even a few located in the Ile - de - France region if you are interested in a Sunday day trip.