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 : 22/06/2020

In 2020,

  • The 12th and the 19th of January, for Winter sales.
  • The 19th and the 26th of July, for Summer sales.
  • The 6th of September, for the return to school after the Summer holidays.
  • The 20th of September during the European Heritage Days.
  • The 11th of October during the Festival Lumière.
  • The 22nd and 29th of November for the festive season
  • The 6th, 13th and 20th of December 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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