4 Places to Study on a Sunday in Paris
Sunday’s in Paris are meant for staying in bed, taking a leisurely stroll, enjoying a warm cup of tea, and catching up on all the homework that was supposed to be done over the weekend. — Except getting homework done on a Sunday can be a tough task when almost all of Paris is shut down. Walk down any street and you’ll soon find everyone’s enjoying the same day off together with the “fermee” sign prominent in the window.
While the trusty Starbucks is open on Sunday’s, here are my four top picks for studying on a Sunday (or other days too!)
If you need study snacks…
Address: 8, Rue Saint- Martin 75004 Paris
Hours: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. everyday
Cosy Corner offers a collaborative space with comfy chairs, wifi and unlimited snacks and drinks. This two-tiered study lounge charges by the hour – 5 euros per hour, 24 euros for the day, and a special discounted 12 euros day rate for students on Sunday’s. Each seat has a plug nearby with counter space for laptops and books. The first floor has great lighting and people watching windows. Downstairs there is a small kitchenette, sofas and a huge bookcase against the wall.
If you want lunch/dinner too…
Address: 10 boulevard Saint-Martin 75010 Paris
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. , Sunday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Oni Coffee is my favorite spot in Paris, hands down. Although this is a pretty small cafe, it boasts a fresh and unique menu great for a meal or for a small snack while you study. With free wifi, plugs at each table, and cute decor, you can’t go wrong here.
If you want to feel at home…
Address: 94 Rue De Temple 75003 Paris
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
***(no laptops on the weekend)
Strada Cafe is friendly, small and homey – I feel like it’s a Santa Monica coffee shop that got plopped in Paris. The staff is very laid back and English speaking – you can take your coffee to go or sit for a while. The place gets packed pretty fast, so if you want to ensure a spot, I suggest going earlier in the day.
If you’re looking for some good coffee…
Address: 58 Rue d’Argout, 75002 Paris
Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Matamata Coffee has a prime location. If you ever find yourself shopping in the Montorgueil neighborhood, make sure you stop by. You will immediately feel welcome by the friendly baristas (who also speak English) and the warm space inside. If you’re tired of tiny espressos and want a good cup of joe, this is your spot. Free wifi, craft drinks, and a cool downstairs study dungeon.
Leah D. is the Fall 2017 CEA MOJO Blogger in Paris, France. She is currently a Junior studying News & Documentary Production at Chapman University.