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French Public Holidays in 2013

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Bastille Day 2012 Fireworks on Bastille Day
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French public holidays mark either national celebrations (eg Bastille Day) or religious (primarily Catholic) occasions. Below is a list of legal French public holidays in 2013 (excluding non-legal holidays like Ramadan, Hanukkah, Valentine's Day, etc.)

Please take note: In Paris, major museums and monuments generally close on Christmas Day and New Year's Day, but many attractions and restaurants close entirely or close early on other bank holidays as well. Make sure to check opening times and dates.

Related: Paris Restaurants Open for Christmas

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