Large surfaces: which brands are open on Sundays?

modified: 2023-03-29 16:55:03

Not all supermarkets are supposed to open on Sundays. Here is a list of big box stores that have permission.

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The law prohibits supermarkets from opening on Sundays. To be able to do this, they must have special permission . Discover in this article, a list of supermarkets open on Sundays. Their opening hours will also be indicated.

The law governing signs

Food shops are exempt from authorization . They can if they wish open on Sunday. And this, without time restrictions. In effect, this type of business has government approval to open any day .

On the other hand, grocery stores and wine cellars are subject to rules . They can open their doors on Sundays, but must close no later than 1 p.m.

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In addition, establishments that do not require the mobilization of employees can also continue their activities on Sunday . They just have to make sure that no prefectural decree prohibits them from opening.

For non-food businesses, these can open on Sundays without time restrictions . But if employees are mobilized, their contract must contain a clause indicating the possibility of working during this day. It should be noted that the hotel and restaurant sector is also governed by this law.

The mayor of a municipality can also authorize the collective opening of supermarkets 12 Sundays a year . To do so, he must obtain the agreement of the municipal council. The list of stores benefiting from this authorization must be known before December 31 of the previous year.

As well as the dates chosen by the mayor. note that these dates can be modified during the year at the latest two months before the first Sunday in question.

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In addition, the stores on the list must agree with their employees. So that it can officially open on Sunday, the possibility of working that day must be mentioned in the contract of the mobilized personnel .

Employees who work on a Sunday made working by the mayor see their wages doubled on that day. In addition, they get a compensatory rest day .

Shops open on Sunday

In general, the opening of supermarkets on Sundays depends on three parameters:

  • The number of employees
  • The localisation
  • The nature of trade

Businesses that meet these conditions are allowed to open on Sundays. Whether small, medium or large surfaces. Besides, here is a list of stores where it is possible to shop during this day :

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Some brand stores are open on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. . To see which ones, go to the band's website. You will also find the store closest to you.


As Auchan , Cora has permission to open a few stores on Sundays. The Cora stores which have obtained this exemption are open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. . You can consult the brand's website to see which ones are authorized to open.


Some Carrefour stores also open on Sunday . Again, you have to go to the brand's website to see which ones. In general, stores Carrefour open their doors from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.


The few Franprix stores open on Sunday welcome customers from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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The Casino Group is also one of the stores open on Sundays . Generally, Casino stores open at 9 a.m. and close at 10 a.m. on Sundays. You can visit their site for more information.

G20 supermarkets

G20 stores open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays.


Most stores Intermarché open on Sundays are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. To make sure, you can also take a look on the brand's website .

Other brands open on Sunday

In addition to the signs mentioned above, these also open on Sundays .

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Leader Price

Leader Price stores are open on Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. So you can consult the brand's website to see which ones .


All stores Leclerc do not open on Sundays. Those who are are generally open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. . Check the store's website to see which stores are affected.


U stores are sometimes open on Sundays. Generally, they open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. . You can always visit their site to verify this information.

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