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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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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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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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Hartmut Paris
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Paris Favorite Food Tour: 10 Tastings

Wir waren gestern auf einer dreistündigen Tour mit Christophe. Er wusste stets zu Essen, Kunst, Geschichte und Kultur eine Geschichte zu erzählen, was den Ausflug noch interessanter gestaltete. Das verkostete Essen war wirklich sehr gut. Wir können eine Tour mit Christophe nur wärmstens empfehlen.

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Paris with Asterix & Friends: A Storytelling Tour

It was great connecting with Mischa who is very knowledgeable about every part of Paris and genuinely excited to show new people around her city. She is very kind and patient with kids, asking them their perspectives and getting them engaged despite jet lag. The extra touches of little gifts and recommendations of activities for their interests were much appreciated! I recommend the tour, especially in the early part of the trip to help get the lay of the land and enjoy some kid-friendly history.

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Christina Paris
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Parisian Kickstart Tour with a Local

Wan was incredibly knowledgeable and shared so much with me about the beautiful history of Paris. She was so kind in helping me find food, beverages, and transportation to my next tour. Highly suggest this tour with Wan!