FRENCH HOLIDAYS : 2020

French Holiday Calendar and Public Holidays for 2020

This page provides you informations about School Holiday Calendar and Public Holidays in France for 2020, 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 2019 to Sunday 5th 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 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 15th to Sunday 24th February 2020
Zone B : Saturday 15th February to Sunday 2nd March 2020
Zone A : Saturday 22th February to Sunday 9th March 2020

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 C : Saturday 4nd to Sunday 19th April 2020
Zone B : Saturday 11th to Sunday 26th April 2020
Zone A : Saturday 18th April to Sunday 3th May 2020

+ Zone A-B-C : Thursday 21th to 24 th May

Be careful : Friday 1st May 2020, 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 13st April : Monday’s Easter Day
        Friday 1st May : Labor Day
        Friday 8th May : Second World War Victory Day
        Thursday 21th May : Ascension Day
        Monday 1st June : Pentecôte Day
    If you come a weekend perfer : 4-5 April ; 18-19 April  ; 25-26 April ; 16-17May
  • 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 4th July to Sunday 30st August 2020.

Summer Holiday Tips
  • August is very busy. So if  you can, choose another month.
  • 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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Automn Holidays

Zone A, B and C (and most of European Holiday) : Saturday 17th October to Sunday 1st November 2020.

Automn 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.
  • 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 19th December 2020 to Sunday 3rd January 2021.

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

  • Friday 25th Décember 2020 : Christmas Day
  • Friday 1st January 2021 : 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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