Thursday, 6 November 2014

South of France Public Holidays

France is awash with public holidays,  the difference being that they always strictly adhere to the date rather than a day of the week. This means that public holidays may fall at weekends or in the middle of the week when the French will take what is known as the 'pont' or bridge, taking the days between the public holiday and the weekend as additional time away from work.

For those of your visiting France or renting one of our South of France Villas to rent, then here is the list of public holidays for 2015, bear in mind that supermarkets, most shops and of course all public offices will be closed on these days.

For 2015, here is the list of the public holidays in France

New Year’s Day is on Thursday, January 01, 2015
Easter Monday is on Monday, April 06, 2015
Labour Day in France is on Friday, May 01, 2015
Victory Day 1945 France is on Friday, May 08, 2015
Ascension Day is on Thursday, May 14, 2015
Whit Monday is on Monday, May 25, 2015
Bastille Day France is on Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Assumption is on Saturday, August 15, 2015
All Saints’ Day is on Sunday, November 01, 2015
Armistice Day is on Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Christmas Day is on Friday, December 25, 2015