FRENCH HOLIDAYS : 2018

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French Holiday Calendar and Public Holidays for 2018

This page provides you informations about School Holiday Calendar and Public Holidays in France for 2018, 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 23th 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
  • If you can avoid coming Sunday 24 December : it’s crowded.
  • 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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Winter Holidays

Zone A : Saturday 10th to Sunday 25th February 2018
Zone C : Saturday 17th February  to Sunday 4th March 2018
Zone B : Saturday 24th February Sunday 11th March 2018

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 A : Saturday 7th April to Sunday 22th April 2018
Zone B : Saturday 14th to Sunday 29th April 2018
Zone C : Saturday 21nd April to Sunday 6th May 2018

Be careful : Tuesday 1st May 2018, 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 2nd April : Monday’s Easter Day
        Tuesday 1st May : Labor Day
        Tuesday 8th May : Second World War Victory Day
        Thursday 10th May : Ascension Day
        Monday 21th June : Pentecôte Day
    If you come a weekend perfer : 7-8 April ; 14-15 April  ; 21-22 April ; 26-27 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 7th July to Sunday 3rd September 2018.

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 2018.

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 2018 to Sunday 7th January 2019.

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

  • Tuesday 25th Décember 2018 : Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 1st January 2019 : 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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