New reforms now mean that towns such as the French Riviera
resorts of Cannes and Nice will now be able to open their shops on Sundays.
As part of a bid to free up shop opening hours across the
country, stores in the selected towns will also be able to stay open until
The new move has already been introduced in Paris, where
several ‘international tourist zones’ have been opened, though it is now being
spread out across the country, with the change also taking place in Deauville,
Normandy, as well as the south coast’s Saint-Laurent-du-Var and Cagnes-sur-Mer.
The new reforms were created as part of the 2015 Macron law,
and were brought in in the hope of bringing more tourists to these destinations
as well as making it easier for tourists to shop during their time there. So
far, the new Sunday shopping zones have gone down well with business and
With the new reform making it easier to shop than ever while
on the south coast of France, shopping is now more of a draw than before for
tourists, making the Cote d’Azur one of France’s best locations to visit all
year round. Book a stay in our Cote d’Azur villas today to enjoy the ultimate
in luxury shopping, charming coastal towns and incredible beaches.
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