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Shops open on Sunday? (Geneva)

Hi,

Do you know if there are ANY shops open on a Sunday in Geneva?

I only know a couple of "ethnic" minimarkets in Paquis (one on Rue des Bois, and one R.Laussane and Rotschild). Anything else?
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Old 23.01.2011, 11:29
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Re: Shops open on Sunday? (Geneva)

Don't know about Geneva specifically, but in many cities the stores at the main railway station are open on Sunday.
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Do you know if there are ANY shops open on a Sunday in Geneva?
Are you in need of retail therapy or just needing something for the weekend.
Newer Petrol stations (Coop, Migrol) with an attached mini-market are becoming more widespread.
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Old 23.01.2011, 13:02
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Re: Shops open on Sunday? (Geneva)

Shops at Cornavin and the airport
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Re: Shops open on Sunday? (Geneva)

I went for a walk this morning and nothing, the entire city shuts down on Sundays. Even the stores at Cornavin, at least the ones underground.
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I went for a walk this morning and nothing, the entire city shuts down on Sundays. Even the stores at Cornavin, at least the ones underground.
Go to the shopping floor at Cointrin Airport, where the shops are open.
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Re: Shops open on Sunday? (Geneva)

Coop Pronto stores in Geneva. Open on Sundays and often later in the evening. Reasonably good selection of products.

Rue de Lyon 100
Petit-Saconnex
(Sunday 7:00 - 22:00)


Rue Cardinal Mermillod 11
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(Sunday 9:00 - 22:00)
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Coop Pronto stores in Geneva. Open on Sundays and often later in the evening. Reasonably good selection of products.

Rue de Lyon 100
Petit-Saconnex
(Sunday 7:00 - 22:00)


Rue Cardinal Mermillod 11
Carouge

(Sunday 9:00 - 22:00)
Thank you, I didn't know that! It's great that some things are open


I remember once visiting Luxembourg on a Sunday that all the stores were open. I asked in a Springfield shop how come, and they told me that it was the day of the week when they sold the most, everyone went shopping on Sundays (except the shop employees, who had 2 days off during the week)
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Re: Shops open on Sunday? (Geneva)

I remember once visiting Luxembourg on a Sunday that all the stores were open. I asked in a Springfield shop how come, and they told me that it was the day of the week when they sold the most, everyone went shopping on Sundays (except the shop employees, who had 2 days off during the week)[/QUOTE]

Do you mean Luxembourg the country? That must have been during the holidays. That entire country shuts down on Sundays by law...except the one Match Marche in the countryside. I lived there recently and Sundays were so sad and quiet.
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Do you mean Luxembourg the country? That must have been during the holidays. That entire country shuts down on Sundays by law...except the one Match Marche in the countryside. I lived there recently and Sundays were so sad and quiet.
Really? Perhaps it was some years ago, because last time I was there (in Luxembourg capital, I mean) it was on december of 2007, I think. I was visiting the city on a Sunday and all the shops were open and crowded. I think it was mainly in one of the streets going to the train station.
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Re: Shops open on Sunday? (Geneva)

If you want food shopping, the Migros at the airport is probably the best on Sunday. However, be warned that everyone else knows this as well, and it is totally crazy shopping experience.
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Re: Shops open on Sunday? (Geneva)

We voted recently about the extension of the opening of the shops and about opening them 4 sundays a year.

Of course, it was refused....to protect the working people.....
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Really? Perhaps it was some years ago, because last time I was there (in Luxembourg capital, I mean) it was on december of 2007, I think. I was visiting the city on a Sunday and all the shops were open and crowded. I think it was mainly in one of the streets going to the train station.
Yes, because it was December. That's when they are allowed to be open for holiday shopping...like here too during Christmas. No, you went at the right time. It was really a blessing living in Luxembourg first because Switzerland believe it or not is far more lively than Lux. I can't complain here!
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Re: Shops open on Sunday? (Geneva)

There are lots of little shops and tabacs open all over town on a Sunday. My local one on the rue des Charmilles is open 7 - 24h 365 days of the year. He has basics - milk, bread, eggs (once saw someone buying one egg!!) cat food, wine, beer etc.

There is a Coop garage that is open on the rue de Lyon until 10 pm - they have the usual Coop stuff, except no alcohol.

Otherwise the Train Station or Airport, as mentioned before. Most petrol stations have a convenience store attached, and as you said - Paquis has lots of places.

The store at the Train Station is on the ground level - where the ticket machines are.
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Re: Shops open on Sunday? (Geneva)

Are there ANY restaurants/cafes/bars open on Christmas in Geneva?! I haven't been hearing very good news about this..
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Are there ANY restaurants/cafes/bars open on Christmas in Geneva?! I haven't been hearing very good news about this..

Pickwick Pub is open on Christmas day. As for restaurants, it will be a bit of hit or miss. Most restaurants at hotels will surely be open though.
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Re: Shops open on Sunday? (Geneva)

Hey people,

I am interested in buying something which is not bread on Sunday... I am working on other days, don't have time to go shopping.
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