Opening hours in Paris

Opening hours in Paris

Opening hours of museums and shops in Paris are long enough to be able to combine sightseeing with shopping during the same day.


Opening hours of stores in Paris are usually from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm from Monday to Saturday. Department stores in the city usually stay open until later, for example, Lafayette, is open until 8 pm every day (Thursday evenings until 9 pm), and Printemps, another famous mall, is open until 7 pm every day (Thursday evenings until 10 pm).

It is possible for the shops located on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées and other tourist areas to also open on Sundays. Opening hours on Sunday are from 11 am to 7 pm approximately.


Most museums open between 9:30 am and 11 am and close at approximately 6 pm. The most visited museums normally open longer hours on a certain day of the week, for example, Orsay closes at 9:45 pm on Thursdays and the Louvre closes at the same hour on Wednesdays and Fridays.

You can check the museums’ opening hours in the section: Museums in Paris.