On Sunday Paris rolls to a slower rhythm. Stores have to close, cars stay parked and the city sleeps late. Church bells chime as locals do their weekly shopping at Richard Lenoir, or one of the other food markets that open until 1pm. After lunch the museums are packed and parks overflow. Parisians of every age flock outdoors to run, cycle, or stroll the Canal Saint Martin and les Berges de la Seine. The dedicated paths of the Promenade Plantée, Coulée Verte and Canal de l’Ourcq continue kilometers beyond city limits, protecting adventurers on a unique urban discovery. After 2pm the fashion set streams out to the flea market and clogs the streets of the Marais, some of the few areas where shops can legally open on the day of rest.
Photo : Sylvia Sabes