Opening hours in Paris Opening hours in Paris

Opening hours in Paris

Most shops and banks are closed for national holidays.


Museums in Paris are generally open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. but most of them offer later closing hours until 9 p.m. or 10 p.m. Museums do not work on Mondays and Tuesdays. However, some monuments are open 365 days a year and the main ones could be visited until midnight.

Note that admission is free first Sunday of each month.

Department stores and shops

Department stores are usually open from 9.30 a.m. to 8 pm, and until 9.30 pm on Thursday. Shops are open from 9.30 am to 7 pm, sometimes closed at lunchtime.

Shops and department stores are closed on Sundays except for certain areas (Le Marais, Beaubourg ...). Note that some shops are closed on Mondays.


Banks are generally open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during weekdays and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday.

Post Offices

Post offices are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Monday to Friday and until 12 p.m. on Saturday.

The Post Office of the Louvre (52 rue du Louvre, 75001 Paris) is open 24/7.

The Paris City Passport allow you to get free access to many monuments and attractions. For public holidays, check out our offers for New Year's Eve in Paris, Christmas in Paris, Valentine's day or Bastille day (July 14th).