French Public Holidays

On these French Public Holidays (jours feries) the banks are closed, buses and trains run on a reduced holiday schedule, and taxis charge double or more…

 

 

  • January 1         New Year’s Day (most museums closed)
  • May 1                May Day/Labor Day (no buses/trams, no museums)
  • May 8                V-E Day (WWII Victory in Europe)
  • Apr-June           **See below for the floating spring holidays
  • July 14               Bastille Day (Fireworks!)
  • August 15          Assumption/Ascension (More fireworks!)
  • November 1      All Saints Day/Toussaint
  • November 11    Armistice Day
  • December 25    Christmas Day (most museums closed)

**Floating Holidays:    2016           2017

  • Easter (Paques)        March 27    April 16 (most museums closed)
  • Easter Monday          March 28    April 17
  • Ascension                   May 5          May 25
  • Pentecost                    May 16        June 4
  • Whit Monday            May 15         June 5

See Related Pages, Weather in Nice and Things to do in Nice by Month

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