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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.

A Typical Parisian Night Out with a Local

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

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€44.00 p.p.

Best of Paris tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

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€26.00 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!

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

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Street Art & Graffiti Workshop: Leave your Mark in Paris

What a great way to wrap up a week of tourist Paris! Danilo taught us how to create cool street art and then we hung out at the fabulous off beat area where the locals make it happen! And created our own on the wall! Great fun and adventure with Danilo. Highly recommended.

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Sarah Paris
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Paris Favourite Food tour: the 10 Tastings

We had the best time on the tour! Maria had so much local knowledge and took us to some amazing places. She explained their history and about the food in an interesting and passionate way. We went to so many places that we could never have found on our own. The food was incredible and Maria was engaging, bright and really easy to chat to. We could recommend this tour, and Maria, to anyone wanting to have an authentic and passionate insight into the food culture of Paris!

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Paris Kickstart Tour with a Local

Lucien was a wonderful guide! He was my first impression of Paris since this was my first time, and I wanted a proper introduction of the city on my first day. He showed me some of the touristy spots but made the most beautiful and intriguing stops along the way. Being a foodie, he showed me where all the good local spots were that wouldn't break the bank. He answered all my questions, even the harder ones, and was open and honest about this city he loves so dearly. He even sat down with me, pulled out a map, and circled all the areas of what he thought I might be interested in. He gave great recommendations of where to go for food, drink, and entertainment. He truly went out of his way to make sure I experienced Paris to the fullest! Thank you Lucien!