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.

Holiday/Feast Day Date
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.


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