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French Public Holidays 2007

Beware that much of France can seem surprisingly closed (especially banks) on and around Public Holidays – especially when they are close to a weekend – traffic will be worse, autoroute tolls may be higher….

Monday 1 Jan 2007 = New Years Day
Sunday 8 and Monday 9 April 2007 = Easter
Tuesday 1 May 2007 = Fete du Travail (Labour day)
Tuesday 8 May 2007 = Fete de la Victoire 1945 (Victory Day)
Thursday 17 May 2007 = Fete de l’Ascension (Ascension Day)
Monday 28 May 2007 = Pentecote (Whitsun)
Saturday 14 July 2007 = Fete Nationale (Bastille Day) – expect much to close on the Friday
Wednesday 15 August 2007 = Fete de l’Assomption (Assumption)
Thursday 1 November 2007 = Toussaint (All Saints Day)
Saturday 11 November 2007 = Jour de l’Armistice (Armistice Day) – expect much to close on the Friday
Tuesday 25 December 2007 = Noel (Christmas Day) NB only Alsace-Lorraine tends to take 26 December as a public holiday as well.

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