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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!

Best city tours in Paris

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).

Top eating experiences in Paris

Typical Parisian Night Out with a Local

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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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Darby Paris
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Paris Favorite Food Tour: 10 Tastings

Anne was a wonderful guide! Accomodating our group and taking us on a fantastic walking tour with delicious food stops along the way! I would highly recommend Anne to anyone visiting Paris!!!

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Krista Zoltan
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Private Magical Day Trip to Historical Rouen

I highly recommend the Rouen tour with Zoltan! What an amazing day we had. Booking online was easy. We were greeted promptly on time at our hotel by Zoltan who's smile started the day off. As we drove to Rouen from Paris, Zoltan shared insights on Paris living, the economy, his personal life and great places to eat. While walking around Rouen he was extremely knowledgeable on the history of the city and of Joan of Arc. We had specific areas we wanted to explore and he was the perfect guide and photographer. A late afternoon picnic beside the Church of Joan of Arc of baguettes and a variety of cheeses was splendid.

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A customized trip with Georgi

We did the a Treasure Hunt tour with our 4 and 6 year old, there were also 4 adults in the group. It was perfect, Georgi was great at engaging with them and providing interesting facts they understood. For the adults we also got so much out of it, he is so knowledgeable and has such an approachable manner. As the Louvre is so large enough cannot be said for being with someone who knows how to get around to see some key pieces. Thanks Georgi for teaching us all and making our visit so memorable.