Public Holidays in France 2011

If you are visiting the vineyards of France to buy your favourite wines, it helps to know when the French are on holiday and traffic is likely to peak. If you want to visit some of the 113 vineyards on our lists, then check out the Routes in our member's Premier Pages section.

If you don't want to drive all the way to the vineyard, Winedrive members living in the UK can order great French wine from home at low vineyard prices and have it shipped to Calais, then take a cheap day return from Dover to collect it.


Public Holidays

January

1

Holiday - Thursday

April

12

Easter Sunday

April

13

Easter Monday

May

1

Labour Day - Friday

May

8

Victory in Europe - Friday

May

21

Ascension - Thursday

June

1

Whit Monday

July

14

Bastille Day - Tuesday

August

15

Assumption Day - Saturday

November

1

Holiday - Sunday

November

11

Armistice Day 1918 - Wednesday

December

25

Christmas Day - Friday



Notable Dates

March

28 / 29

French Summertime Begins - Clocks go forward 1 hour

June

7

Mothers Day - Sunday

June

21

Fathers Day - Sunday

June

21

Longest Day - Sunday

October

24 / 25

French Summertime Ends - Clocks go back 1 hour

December

21

Shortest Day - Monday