Now that we have started a New Year we thought we’d share some useful dates that will affect many English speakers spending time in France.
|Tuesday 1||New Year’s Day public holiday|
|Monday 7||School back in session (nationwide)|
|Wednesday 9||Instore and online store winter sales begin|
|Friday 18||Renesting in France seminar early bird discount expires|
|Saturday 2||‘La Chandeleur’ (Candlemas)|
|Thursday 14||Saint Valentine’s Day|
|Tuesday 19||Instore and online store winter sales end|
|Saturday 23||Winter School Holidays begin (Languedoc)|
Prior to Brexit on the 29th, Britons living in France are advised to have a French driving license and 6 months validity on their passport.
|Friday 1||Renesting in France seminar registration closes|
|Tuesday 5||Shrove Tuesday|
|Monday 11||School back in session (Languedoc)|
|Friday 29||Brexit Day|
|Sunday 31||At 2am clocks go forward 1 hour|
If you are planning a trip to France with renesting in mind, an excellent time to visit is in the spring!
|Saturday 6||Renesting in France Seminar, Montpellier|
|Tuesday 9||Real Estate & Real Life Tour, Montpellier & Sète|
|Thursday 11||Real Estate & Real Life Tour, Béziers, Pézenas & Marseillan|
|Sunday 13||Real Estate & Real Life Tour, Uzès & Sommières|
|Saturday 20||Spring School Holidays begin (Languedoc)|
|Sunday 21||Easter Sunday public holiday|
|Monday 22||Easter Monday public holiday|
Deadline for submitting your French income tax declaration for 2018 revenues.
|Wednesday 1||Labour Day public holiday|
|Monday 6||School back in session (Languedoc)|
|Wednesday 8||Victory in Europe public holiday|
|Wednesday 15||Cancer Support France Cycle for Life begins|
|Sunday 19||Cancer Support France Cycle for Life ends|
|Sunday 26||Mothers Day in France|
|Wednesday 29||Ascension School Holidays begin (nationwide)|
|Thursday 30||Ascension Day public holiday|
|Monday 3||School back in session (nationwide)|
|Sunday 9||Whit Sunday public holiday|
|Monday 10||Whit Monday public holiday|
|Friday 21||National Festival of Music|
|Thursday 27||Instore and online store summer sales begin|
|Tuesday 2||Carcassonne Music Festival begins|
|Saturday 6||Summer School Holidays begin (nationwide)|
|Sunday 7||Le Tour de France begins|
|Sunday 14||Bastille Day public holiday|
|Sunday 28||Le Tour de France ends|
|Wednesday 31||Carcassonne Music Festival ends|
|Wednesday 7||Instore and online store summer sales end|
|Thursday 15||Assumption Day public holiday|
A good time of year to plan a house-hunting trip once the summer holidays have ended!
|Monday 2||Back to School (nationwide)|
|Saturday 19||All Saints School Holidays begin (nationwide)|
|Sunday 27||At 3am Clocks go backward 1 hour|
|Friday 1||All Saint’s Day public holiday|
|Monday 4||Back to School (nationwide)|
|Monday 11||Armistice Day public holiday|
|Saturday 21||Christmas School Holidays begin (nationwide)|
|Wednesday 25||Christmas Day public holiday|
If you have any concerns about French tax declarations, exchanging a driving license or applying for a Carte de Séjour prior to 29 March, please contact us as soon as possible.
Public Holidays: www.joursferies.fr/jours-feries-2019.php
Daylight Saving Time: www.calendrier-365.fr/heure-d-ete-heure-d-hiver.html
School Holidays: www.vacances-scolaires.education
Moving to France: www.renestance.com/renesting-in-france-seminar-2019
Annette is Renestance’s 'go to' girl for all things marketing and social media. Bilingual and originally from Surrey in the UK, Annette has lived in France since 2008. In addition to her web design and marketing consultancy, Annette is the founder of Languedoc Jelly (a network of free events across the region for anyone working from home) and also Urban Sketchers Languedoc (part of a global community of people that like to draw or paint on location). A fan of all things French and Franglaise, she also has a Citroen 2CV called Beryl.
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Jillon 2019-01-11 at 20:32
Hi Annette – hope you had a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.
Many thanks for the 2019 dates.
August 7th will be the end of the Summer sales me thinks ? Not the winter sales ? Take care and keep warm !!! Luv Jill x
Good eye, Jill! Thanks for the help and take care, too.