French National and Public Holidays

Public holidays and national holidays in France, all dates when shops, restaurants and tourist attractions are closed.
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Public holidays in France correspond to major Christian holidays and national holidays:

On these days, all shops and offices remain closed, but cinemas and most restaurants, boulangeries and shopping centres remain open. Museums and major tourist attractions, on the other hand, remain closed only on 1° January, 1° May and 25 December, remaining open on the remaining holidays.

Finally, we would like to remind you to be careful when travelling during the French school holidays, when families flock to seaside resorts, clogging up roads and motorways. These are usually: