Parisian Living

10 Ways To Spend a Sunday in Paris

by Tory Hoen
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Tory Hoen

After attending Brown University and spending two years in New York, Tory bought a one-way ticket to Paris to pursue her dream of becoming a writer (and of drinking wine at lunch). During her time in the City of Light, she chronicled the euphoric highs and the laughable lows of ex-pat life on her blog, A Moveable Beast. Though she's now based in New York, she travels frequently to Montreal and Brazil, and she'll use just about any excuse to jet to Paris ("I ran out of fleur de sel"). A regular contributor to Hip Paris, Tory also writes for New York Magazine, Time Out New York, and she is a co-author of's Guide To Life After College. View Tory Hoen's Website

17 comments on “10 Ways To Spend a Sunday in Paris

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All fabulous ideas!

We have a love affair with Paris and always try to visit at least once a year. Always trying to do new and exciting stuff. Although just being here is great.
Many thanks for the great ideas 🙂

Very useful suggestions. I personally like to go to the market and buy “spéciale” oysters then eat them accompanied by a good Sancerre. After that, a siesta and a walk around the neighbourhood or further afield.

Tory so many fabulous ideas, and I cannot wait to put them to use!!

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Sunday in Paris?!?! Are you kidding? Full day at the marche aux puce in Clingnancourt! I plan my trips to be in Paris over the weekends because of this–and even my Paris-based cousin never set foot at the puces until I dragged her to it! Ahh, what the locals take for granted…

The Marais and the movies are my favorite way to spend a Sunday in Paris!

My favorite Paris Sunday activity is a pot luck brunch with a bunch of friends where everyone brings their favorite home made dish and we all hang out and eat and talk and relax! I also love to go to Mk2 Quai de Seine for a movie and a stroll along the canal and then dinner or a drink.

Great article and tips. Hopefully one day me and my family can visit Paris, I love everything about it!!!

French Girl in Seattle

Great article. I remember my Sundays in Paris back when we still lived in France. We did a lot of the things you mention here. On a nice day, like a lot of Parisiens, we could be found in Le Jardin des Tuileries or Le Jardin du Luxembourg. La Promenade Plantée is a fun stroll too. — French Girl in Seattle

Too many Sundays, I end up doing what you last suggested , doing nothing 🙂
I have lived in Buenos Aires for 4 years now and I tend to avoid the areas where the tourists will gather on Sunday, but I should start “playing ” tourist and go out with them. I think this would be even more interesting if I were in Paris though 🙂
chau~ C

Love this article and the tips. Dying to try one of those movie theatres. I wrote a simliar article on how to solve the french sunday blues and head to Champagne!

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