There's far more open on Sundays than just museum gift shops...

Shops in Vieux-Lyon, one of Lyon's main tourist attractions, are authorised to remain open every day of the week, all year round.
In addition, since 2016, changes in French law mean that shops are allowed to open on twelve Sundays per year, which are chosen by the municipal authority.

Last updated date : 30/10/2019

In 2019,

  • The 13th and the 20th of January, for the Winter sales.
  • The 27th of January, during Sirha trade show.
  • The 30th of June, for the Summer sales.
  • The 7th of July during the final of the Women's Football World Cup and and Summer sales.
  • The 8th of September, for the return to school after the summer holidays.
  • The 22nd of September during the European Heritage Days.
  • The 13th of October, during the Festival Lumière and [Re]Trouvailles My Presqu'île.
  • The 24th of November and the 1st , 8th, 15th and 22nd of December 2019, for the Festival of Lights and the festive season.


Isabelle, our editor born and bred in Lyon! She was born in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon in fact, studied in Lyon and now lives here. Territorial? Absolutely not! She loves travelling, widening her horizons, meeting new people and enjoys a change of scenery (without snow, if possible). Isabelle is curious and a people person, two attributes that often go hand in hand! Her favourite colour is green and her motto "a day without laughter is a day wasted!" 

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