The goal of every French person is to do nothing on Sunday. Most stores are closed on Sunday and only restaurants in very public spaces are open. One of the most interesting park settings is next to the Châtelet Les Halles metro station. People stroll through the park arm in arm. Couples get their dose of sun on one of the numerous benches. And there is always a protest about something going on. The French love to protest and the Paris police are always there to “keep the peace.”
There is always a protest about something.
Police are always just around the corner waiting to have their fun.