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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

Explore Medieval Paris with a Local

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€20.00 p.p.

Batignolles: a Parisian Village!

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€35.00 p.p.

Off the beaten path tour of "Le Marais"

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€30.00 p.p.

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

French Dinner for Food Lovers

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€30.00 p.p.

Best of Paris tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

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€26.00 p.p.

Bonjour Paris! Your Fun Family Introduction

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

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€14.00 p.p.

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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Paris Favourite Food tour: the 10 Tastings

We had the best 3 hours in Paris with Christianne. She took us on an adventure in Paris history and great food. I wouldt recoment this experience to all my friends.

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Paris with a Photographer: Stroll, Taste, Click

Thank you Joao for showing my husband and I around and snapping some great pictures of us.

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Bonjour Paris! Your Fun Family Introduction

Walking around Paris with Valentina was just like walking around with a friend. We booked a tour in English but since Valentina also speaks Spanish, we ended up doing the Tour in Spanish. This was great for our two young girls to keep up their Spanish.... and she also taught then a few words in French! The tour was a great mix of an intro to Paris, its history, and sites with lots of practical advice... This really was one of the best walking tours we have been on. We highly recommend Valentina!