Public Holidays in France 2015
On national holidays in France most shops and many public buildings and even tourist attractions can be shut. If you know where you want to visit check in advance to make sure it’s open on a French public holiday.
Many public museums and galleries are free to the public on the first Sunday of the month, though for some this is only outside of peak visitor times in the summer months, again, check in advance. You might find a few queues on those days as its a popular offering in France.
There are special celebration days in France too, though not national holidays: Celebration days in France
January 1 2015 – New Years Day
April 6 2015 – Easter Monday
May 1 2015 – Labour Day
May 8 2015 – V-E Day (Victory in Europe Day)
May 14 2015 – Ascension Day – 40 days after Easter
May 25 2015 – Whitmonday – 7th Monday after Easter
July 14 2015 – Bastille Day, French National Day
August 15 2015 – Assumption Day
November 1 2015 – All Saints Day
November 11 – 2015 Armistice Day
December 25 -2015 Christmas Day