French Public Holidays

'Closed' sign, in FrenchOn these French Public Holidays (jours feries) the banks are closed, buses and trains run on a reduced holiday schedule, taxis charge double or more (so take Uber), and on a few the museums are closed…

  • 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 floating spring religious 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:    2022      2023       2024

  • Easter (Paques)        April 17      April 9     March 31 (most museums closed)
  • Easter Monday          April 18     April 10    April 1
  • Ascension                   May 26     May 18     May 9
  • Pentecost                    June 5     May 28      May 19
  • Whit Monday            June 6      May 29     May 20

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

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