Public and bank holidays in Paris

Make sure you know when Paris’ bank holidays and celebrations are. That way you’ll be able to plan and organise your holiday in the city according to any events that might be going on.

On public holidays you might find that supermarkets, shops (especially the smaller and local ones), tourist venues, and offices are closed.

For example, museums in Paris are always closed on the 1st of May and the 25th of December. Some of them also close for New Year’s, Victory Day, Bastille Day, or All Saints.

Public and bank holidays in Paris
There are of course holiday periods in Paris - generally the months of August and the Christmas period - but they are not necessarily all recognised as bank holidays.

Here is a complete list of bank holidays observed in Paris.


  • New Year’s - 1st of January.


  • Easter Monday - first Monday after Easter Sunday.


  • Labour Day - 1st of May.
  • Victory Day - 8th of May.
  • Ascension Day - 40 days after Easter.
  • Pentecost - 50 days after Easter.


  • Bastille Day - 14th of July.


  • Assumption Day - 15th of August.


  • All Saint’s Day (La Toussaint) 1st of November.
  • Armistice Day - 11th of November.


  • Christmas Day - 25th of December.

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