Visit Paris according to the school holiday dates in the different zones, whether you have children or not. If you do have children, you’ll appreciate the school holiday period for the daily activities on offer. The big funfairs are also on at this time.
And notably, when hordes of Parisians set off on their holidays, they leave a more accessible city, especially during the month of August: plenty of free parking places, less traffic, more room to move in the shops and the Parisians that remain are much more relaxed…
The main school holidays also tend to coincide with the annual closing of certain shops.
Different zones, different dates
France is divided into 3 administrative zones. The holiday dates are slightly staggered to avoid overloading the trains and airports.