French Holidays : 2017

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French Holiday Calendar and Public Holidays for 2017

This page provides you informations about School Holiday Calendar and Public Holidays in France for 2017, and my special tips for you, to help you to find your best time to visit Palace of Versailles.


Christmas & New Year Holiday

Zone A, B and C (and most of European Holiday) : Saturday 18th December 2016 to Sunday 2nd January 2017.

During these 2 days of, Domain of Versailles is close :

  • Sunday 25th December 2016 : Christmas Day
  • Sunday 1st January 2017 : New Year
Christmas & New Year Holiday Tips
  • Prefered coming Wednesday or Thursday. If you can only come during these holidays, prefer going during the week. Remember, there are a lot of visitors every Sundays.
  • Domain of Versailles is close each Monday.
  • Avoid coming to Palace of Versailles during these French holidays : it’s crowded.
  • If you are on holidays in Paris during Christmas and New Year Holiday, enjoy visiting Paris the 25th December.

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Winter Holidays

Zone C : Saturday 5th February  to Sunday 19th February 2017
Zone B : Saturday 12th February Sunday 26th February 2017
Zone A : Saturday 19th February to Sunday 5th March 2017

Winter Holiday Tips
  • Prefered coming Wednesday orThursday. If you can only come during these holidays, prefer going during the week. Remember, there are a lot of visitors every Sundays.
  • Domain of Versailles is close each Monday.
  • Avoid coming to Palace of Versailles during these French holidays : it’s crowded.

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Spring Holidays

Zone C : Saturday 2nd April to Monday 17th April 2017
Zone B : Saturday 9th April to Sunday 23th April 2017
Zone A : Saturday 16th April to Monday 1st May 2017

Be careful : Monday 1st May 2017, Versailles’ Domain is close.

Spring Holiday Tips
  • During 5 long weekends, French people will make a break (named « le pont ») : it will be crowed these weekends.
         Monday 17th April : Monday’s Easter Day
         Monday 1st May : Labor Day
        Monday 8th May : Second World War Victory Day
        Thursday 25th May : Ascension Day
        Sunday 4th June : Pentecôte Day
    If you come a weekend perfer : 2-3 April ; 22-23 April ; 13-14 May
  • Prefered coming Wednesday or Thursday. If you can only come during these holidays, prefer going during the week. Remember, there are a lot of visitors every Sundays.
  • Domain of Versailles is close each Monday.
  • Avoid coming to Palace of Versailles during these French holidays : it’s crowded.

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Summer Holidays

Zone A, B and C (and most of European Holiday) : Saturday 9th July to Sunday 3rd September 2017.

Summer Holiday Tips
  • August is very busy. So if  you can, choose another month.
  • Prefered coming Wednesday orThursday. If you can only come during these holidays, prefer going during the week. Remember, there are a lot of visitors every Sundays.
  • Domain of Versailles is close each Monday.
  • Avoid coming to Palace of Versailles during these French holidays : it’s crowded.

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Automn Holidays

Zone A, B and C (and most of European Holiday) : Saturday 22th October to Sunday 5th November 2017.

Automn Holiday Tips

  • Prefered coming Wednesday orThursday. If you can only come during these holidays, prefer going during the week. Remember, there are a lot of visitors every Sundays.
  • Domain of Versailles is close each Monday.
  • Avoid coming to Palace of Versailles during these French holidays : it’s crowded.
  • This is the ideal time to walk in the park with beautiful colors.

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Christmas & New Year Holiday

Zone A, B and C (and most of European Holiday) : Saturday 24th December 2017 to Sunday 7th January 2018.

During these 2 days of, Domain of Versailles is close :

  • Monday 25th Décember 2017 : Christmas Day
  • Monday 1st January 2018 : New Year
Christmas & New Year Holiday Tips
  • Prefered coming Wednesday orThursday. If you can only come during these holidays, prefer going during the week. Remember, there are a lot of visitors every Sundays.
  • Domain of Versailles is close each Monday.
  • Avoid coming to Palace of Versailles during these French holidays : it’s crowded.
  • If you are on holidays in Paris during Christmas and New Year Holiday, enjoy visiting Paris the 25th December.

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