French public holidays

What are the French public holidays?

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These correspond to French national holidays or to religious holidays from the Christian calendar.

Museums and monuments are more likely to be closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December. Be sure to check beforehand.

1 January: New Year’s Day

Between 22 March and 25 April: Easter Monday

1 May: Labour Day

8 May: Victory 1945

20 May: Ascension

30 May: Whit Monday

14 July: Bastille Day

15 August: Assumption Day

1 November: All Saints’ Day

11 November: Armistice 1918

25 December: Christmas Day