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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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A 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

French Dinner for Food Lovers

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A Typical Parisian Night Out with a Local

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Best of Paris tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

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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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The Secret Passages Tour

I had a wonderful afternoon with Emma exploring the Secret Passages - she is a delightful young woman and I would recommend her to other travellers.

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Paris Kickstart Tour with a Local

I did the historic walk from the Louvre to the Arc de Triomphe with my avant-garde, knowledge guide Alexandrine who personalised the tour. We also saw Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. A treat for a history buff like me!

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Skip-the-Line: Masterpieces of the Louvre

My 11 year old granddaughter was not disappointed. From the easy, private access to the Louvre via the Art School entrance to the walk through the museum, she was all eyes and ears as Hugo led her through the hallways identifying interesting paintings. Hugo had taken the trouble to identify paintings with her namesake and the clue she needed to find her in other paintings. She was thrilled. Up close to the Mona Lisa was the summum for her. Hugo's expertise, knowledge and academic background made the visit informative and instructive for the grandparents as well. A wonderful, memorable visit for our granddaughter.