French Holidays : 2019

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French Holiday Calendar and Public Holidays for 2019

This page provides you informations about School Holiday Calendar and Public Holidays in France for 2019, 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 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 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 B : Saturday 9th February Sunday 25th February 2019
Zone A : Saturday 16th February to Sunday 4th March 2019
Zone C : Saturday 23th February  to Sunday 11th March 2019

Winter 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.

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Spring Holidays

Zone B : Saturday 5th April to Sunday 23th April 2019
Zone A : Saturday 13th April to Monday 29th April 2019
Zone C : Saturday 20th April to Monday 6th May 2019

+ Zone A-B-C : Thursday 30th May to Monday 3th June 2019

Be careful : Monday 1st May 2019, 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 22th April : Monday’s Easter Day
        Monday 1st May : Labor Day
        Monday 8th May : Second World War Victory Day
        Thursday 30th May : Ascension Day
        Monday 10th June : Pentecôte Day
    If you come a weekend perfer : 6-7 April ; 13-14 April ; 18-19 May ; 25-26 May ; 15-16 June
  • 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 6th July to Sunday 2nd September 2019.

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 19th October to Sunday 4th November 2019.

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 21th December 2019 to Sunday 6th January 2020.

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

  • Wednesday 25th Décember 2019 : Christmas Day
  • Wednesday 1st January 2020 : 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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