Bank Holidays In France

Created: Tuesday, 27 February 2024 Written by Christophe GUAY

When planning your French property search to buy a house in France it is worth checking the dates of bank holidays to avoid disappointment or busy roads. Bank holidays are known as "jours fériés." The following is a

list of some of the main bank holidays in France:

New Year's Day (Jour de l'An) - January 1
Easter Monday (Lundi de Pâques) - Date varies (usually in March or April)
Labor Day (Fête du Travail) - May 1
Victory in Europe Day (Fête de la Victoire 1945) - May 8
Ascension Day (L'Ascension) - Date varies (usually in May)
Whit Monday (Lundi de Pentecôte) - Date varies (usually in May or June)
Bastille Day (Fête Nationale) - July 14
Assumption of Mary (L'Assomption) - August 15
All Saints' Day (La Toussaint) - November 1
Armistice Day (Armistice 1918) - November 11
Christmas Day (Noël) - December 25


Please note that some holidays have fixed dates, while others vary each year. Additionally, there may be regional holidays specific to certain areas of France. It's always a good idea to check for any updates or changes in the holiday schedule.

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