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French Holidays : 2023

French Holiday Calendar and Public Holidays for 2023

This page provides you informations about School Holiday Calendar and Public Holidays in France for 2023, 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 17th December 2022 to Sunday 3rd January 2023.

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

  • Sunday 25th Décember 2022 : Christmas Day
  • Sunday 1st January 2023 : 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 A : Saturday 4th to Sunday 19th February 2023
Zone C : Saturday 11th to Sunday 26th February 2023
Zone B : Saturday 18th February to Sunday 5th March 2023

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 A : Saturday 8th to Sunday 23th April 2023
Zone C : Saturday 15th April to Monday 1st May 2023
Zone B : Saturday 22th April to Monday 9th May 2023

Be careful : Saturday 1st May 2021, Versailles’ Domain is close.

Spring Holiday Tips
  • During 3 long weekends, French people will make a break (named « le pont ») : it will be crowed these weekends.
    Monday 10th April : Monday’s Easter Day
    Thursday 18th May : Ascension Day
    Monday 29th May : Pentecôte Day

    If you come a weekend perfer : 1-2 April ; 15-16 April ; 22-23 April ; 29-30 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 8th July 2023 to Sunday 3rd september.

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 21th October to Sunday 5th November 2023.

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 23th December 2023 to Sunday 7th January 2024.

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

  • Monday 25th Décember 2023 : Christmas Day
  • Monday 1st January 2024 : 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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