The Marais is hopping on Sundays, and road closings make the busy streets safer for shoppers and residents out for a stroll. At the southern end of the neighborhood, off rue de Rivoli, several streets are barricaded, blocking all cars from 10 am til 7:30; others allow local traffic.
Vehicles are restricted at the east and west ends of the Marais as well. Add this to the Sunday afternoon closing of the Voie Georges Pompidou, along the Seine, and you have kilometers of streets to stroll with boutiques, cafés, felafel joints, lovely parks, and wonderful views. Bicycles are permitted.