Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 22.04.2011, 09:39
Carlos R's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Roundn'about Basel
Posts: 7,231
Groaned at 105 Times in 95 Posts
Thanked 9,934 Times in 4,178 Posts
Carlos R has a reputation beyond reputeCarlos R has a reputation beyond reputeCarlos R has a reputation beyond reputeCarlos R has a reputation beyond reputeCarlos R has a reputation beyond reputeCarlos R has a reputation beyond repute
Shops opening over Easter - in France?

Anyone know if the shops in St Louis are open today?

I know that in France either the Friday or Monday is not a working day, but I can't remember which - anyone have a definitive answer?

I'm guessing that they'll be closed Good Friday and open Monday...

Thanks in advance.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 22.04.2011, 10:23
NotAllThere's Avatar
Modulo 2
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Baselland
Posts: 15,034
Groaned at 308 Times in 263 Posts
Thanked 23,193 Times in 9,419 Posts
NotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Shops opening over Easter - in France?

I worked on a project in France back in 2003. Good Friday was a working day then. But that was Paris. From what I can gather, Alsace is closed today.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank NotAllThere for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 22.04.2011, 11:23
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Fehraltorf
Posts: 9
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
bourdeaux has no particular reputation at present
Re: Shops opening over Easter - in France?

I was in Lyon yesterday, and there the holiday is on Monday, today is a normal working day.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank bourdeaux for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 22.04.2011, 11:27
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Fehraltorf
Posts: 9
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
bourdeaux has no particular reputation at present
Re: Shops opening over Easter - in France?

Just checked in Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_holidays_in_France

and Good Friday is a holiday only in Alsace and Moselle.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank bourdeaux for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 23.04.2011, 07:22
NotAllThere's Avatar
Modulo 2
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Baselland
Posts: 15,034
Groaned at 308 Times in 263 Posts
Thanked 23,193 Times in 9,419 Posts
NotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Shops opening over Easter - in France?

I was talking to someone yesterday who lives in Alsace. Apparently the shops were open.

It seems that Alsace used to close on Friday, but then the central government told them 'non!', not that long ago. So now they are open. I scoured French websites and still couldn't find anything definitive. Next year, I'll make a little trip across the border and finally put this question to bed!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 23.04.2011, 08:16
Wollishofener's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Glattbrugg
Posts: 18,978
Groaned at 332 Times in 257 Posts
Thanked 11,715 Times in 6,858 Posts
Wollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Shops opening over Easter - in France?

Quote:
View Post
I was talking to someone yesterday who lives in Alsace. Apparently the shops were open.

It seems that Alsace used to close on Friday, but then the central government told them 'non!', not that long ago. So now they are open. I scoured French websites and still couldn't find anything definitive. Next year, I'll make a little trip across the border and finally put this question to bed!
Also went through various websites. Looks as if the shops are allowed to have open on "Vendredi Saint", but that business otherwise mostly is closed on that day. So that particularily the big shops are open. A similar arrangement came into action decades ago in certain "Départements" of the Burgundy.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 24.04.2011, 07:24
jrspet's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Quaint Wädenswil, Zürich, CH
Posts: 8,131
Groaned at 27 Times in 20 Posts
Thanked 7,036 Times in 3,912 Posts
jrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Shops opening over Easter - in France?

Shops were open here in Paris yesterday, but lots of tourists - locals seem to have disappeared.
Attached Thumbnails
shops-opening-over-easter-france-img_0645.jpg  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
easter monday, france, good friday, shops, st louis




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shops opening times 27.12-31.12 Marusha Daily life 10 08.12.2010 00:11
Easter Opening Hours - Zurich Buttercupbananatush Daily life 10 02.03.2010 00:05
Large baby shops round Geneva/france? monkeynut Daily life 2 11.02.2010 12:01
Fronleichnam: Shops in Baden closed, shops in Brugg open Mrs. Doolittle Other/general 0 11.06.2009 13:08
Easter Cycling Break to France zeirtz General off-topic 0 01.04.2009 14:31


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 18:23.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0