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French lobbies step up pressure to relax Sunday shopping laws

Most shops in France are traditionally closed on Sundays - a relic of the country's Catholic roots. Some businesses argue this is archaic, particularly as stores face increasingly stiff competition from online retailers, while tourists and Parisians want to shop at their own convenience. Represented by the "Alliance du Commerce", these companies are putting pressure on MPs in order to ease the current legislation. Our team reports.


A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Gaëlle Essoo.

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