Public holidays in Cordes sur Ciel
There are a number of public holidays in France when the majority of shops and businesses will be closed. In popular tourist destinations such as Cordes sur Ciel you are likely to find more shops that remain open in order to cater for visitors.
|New Year’s Day||January 1st|
|Easter Monday||variable date|
|La fête du travail - Labour Day, May Day||May 1st|
|VE Day - marking the end of WWII||May 8th|
|Ascension Thursday||variable date|
|Bastille day - the French national holiday||July 14th|
|Feast of the Assumption||August 15th|
|Toussaint - All Souls’ Day||November 1st|
|Armistice Day - marking the end of WWI||November 11th|
|Christmas Day||December 25th|
Good Friday and Boxing Day are not public holidays in France.
Beware of “Le pont”! Where a public holiday falls on a Tuesday or a Thursday, many businesses will also close on the Monday or Friday, taking advantage of the opportunity for a 4-day weekend.