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Holidays in Paris

Parisians work hard but they also love their holidays. August (starting the first full weekend) is the time when most desert the city for the seaside and there’s a fairly substantial exodus again for a few days anytime from February to March for Alpine skiing. The city is magical at Christmas time as there are lights everywhere and many decorations have that certain French ‘touch’ that means they’re charming without being loud and vulgar. New Year’s Eve can be loud and boisterous in public places but perhaps less so than in some cities. Bastille Day is surprisingly low-key apart from the huge central military and fireworks displays but fairs and picnics are commonplace. Most other public holidays are generally celebrated quietly with family and close friends. The Withlocals experience will make sure that you find out everything that’s happening on the French holidays in Paris!

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Discover the secrets of the Knight Templars

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Batignolles: a Parisian Village!

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Typical Parisian Night Out with a Local

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The Typical Holidays by Month in Paris

  • January. New Year’s Day. Some people may go skiing as part of their annual holiday entitlement.
  • February. Some schools and universities will close for 1-2 weeks. Many families will head to the ski slopes.
  • March. No public holidays.
  • April. Good Friday (Eastern areas of France only) plus Easter Monday.
  • May. Labour Day, Victory in Europe Day, Ascension and Whit Monday. Subject to the weather, this is the time of year French families will starting visiting the countryside for picnics, walks and cycling etc.
  • July. Bastille Day (the national day of France). Many schools and universities will close down for anywhere between 8-10 weeks.
  • August. The Assumption. August is also the month where families will typically take their 2-3 week holiday by the sea.
  • November. All Saints’ Day and Armistice Day (1914-1918).
  • December. Christmas Day and Saint Stephen’s Day (eastern areas only).

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Best of Paris Tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

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Bonjour Paris! - Fun Family Intro Tour

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Points to note on holidays Paris

  • If a public holiday falls on a Thursday, many companies will also take off the Friday in order to create a long weekend called a “Pont” (bridge)
  • Many local towns and regions will take an unofficial holiday day here or there, with respect to local custom and tradition. These are informal and hard to document – you will simply need to listen to what the locals tell you!

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erik Paris
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Masterpieces of the Louvre: Skip the Line Tour

Paola est tout autant adorable que techniquement préparée .
Le visite est riche , essentielle, agrémentée par un support tablette qui illustre , explique et contextualise à bon escient.
Merci Paola pour tout cela, et pour la gentillesse qui va avec !

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Parisian Kickstart Tour with a Local

My Mom and I arrived in Paris, napped because of bad jet lag, and then woke up worried we wasted the day away. Luckily, I was able to find this company and book a tour at a time of our choice just a few hours away. It turned out to be one of the best nights in Paris. It was great walking around at night, seeing all the buildings lit up. We loved stopping for eclairs and macaroons as little breaks during our tour. Emma was a wealth of knowledge, pointing out parts of the city we wouldn't have noticed ourselves and giving us great background. She was able to accommodate the tour to us. When she saw there was absolutely no line to Notre Dame, she took advantage of it and took us on a tour inside. I am so glad we chose to do this private tour as a great introduction to Paris.

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Oh La La! Parisian Pastry Tour in Le Marais

We enjoyed the tour with Zoltan. The bakeries he took us had very good cookies, too much good.