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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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€27.00 p.p.

The Secret Passages Tour

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

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€20.00 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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Vicki Paris
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Paris Favourite Food tour: the 10 Tastings

Michel was a delightful and gracious guide. Due to circumstances over which we had no control our original time slot had to be changed, and he worked with us to find an agreeable alternative. He shared not only tastings, but the history of the Marais area. The 10 tastings were delightful and varied. His knowledge of wines enhanced those tastings. I highly recommend his tour

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Fifi Inka and Sebastien
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French Dinner for Food Lovers

Inka and Sebastien made my short stay in Paris quite enjoyable. Dinner with them included great conversation, laughs, wine, and, of course, great food! At first I thought it would be awkward meeting two strangers for dinner -- boy was I wrong! They made me feel like part of the family -- so much so I didn't want to leave. Warm, inviting, and knowledgeable about so many things which kept the conversation flowing. When I'm back in Paris I plan on joining them again through WithLocals.

If you want to walk away from your Paris trip smiling with good memories ... see Inka and Sebastien.

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Paris with a Photographer: Stroll, Taste, Click

I had never done a shooting tour with anyone before, so when I booked I wasn't sure what to expect. Joao was very cheerful and friendly from the time he shook hands with us till he said bye. We walked the steps of this talented photographer in literally his backyard. Long-time a local in Montmarte neighborhood, Joao knew the history behind the local stores, the streets and the community. He interrupted his stories to only take photos of us next to some iconic features of the town, as well as with the view from Sacre Coeur as the backdrop. I just received my edited photos, which all look stunning. Highly recommended experience and tour guide in Paris!