Annual Holidays in Paris

Benh Lieu Song photographed the courtyard of the Musée du Louvre (Louvre Museum) and its pyramid entrance in Paris, France on February 24, 2007.
Benh Lieu Song photographed the courtyard of the Musée du Louvre (Louvre Museum) and its pyramid entrance in Paris, France on February 24, 2007. | Source

Where is Paris?

Paris—the capital of France—is located in the Île-de-France region in the northern part of the country. Often referred to as The City of Light (La Ville-Lumière), Paris is situated on the River Seine. The largest city in France, with a population of approximately of 2,100,000 people, Paris was named for its earliest inhabitants, a Gaulish tribe know as the Parisii.

There are more than 300 places of interest to visit in Paris. Rather than discuss the museums and churches and parks and Cimetière du Père Lachaise (Father Lachaise Cemetery), I will be describing the holidays and events occurring in Paris throughout the year.

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Jplavoie took this photograph of Paris, France from the Arc de Triomphe on April 26, 2006.
Jplavoie took this photograph of Paris, France from the Arc de Triomphe on April 26, 2006. | Source

Public Holidays Celebrated in France

HOLIDAY
DATE CELEBRATED
New Year's Day
January 1
Easter Monday
 
Labor Day
May 1
VE Day
May 8
Ascension Day
6th Thursday after Easter
Whit Monday
2nd Monday after Ascension
Bastille Day
July 14
Assumption
August 15
All Saints' Day
November 1
Remembrance Day
November 11
Christmas
December 25

Annual Holidays Celebrated in Paris, January to June

HOLIDAY
KEY FACTS
January
 
Commemorative mass for Loius XVI
Sunday nearest January 21
Fashion shows
Summer collections
February
 
Five Nations Trophy
International rugby
Découvertes
International art fair for new galleries and artists
March
 
Collectionamania
Curio and object collectors' fair
Foire du Trône
Large fun fair
Holiday On Ice
Ice show
Jumping International de Paris
International show jumping
Salon International d'Agriculture
Large farming fair
Salon de Mars
Most important antiques fair of the year
Spring flower shows
 
April
 
Musicora
International classical music extravaganza
Salon de la Jeune Peinture
Exhibition of contemporary young artists' work
Shakespeare Garden Festival
Outdoor performances of classic plays (through September)
Son et Lumière
Sound-and-light show (through August)
May
 
Carré Rive Gauche
Exhibits at antiques dealers locations (mid-month for one week)
Football cup final
Second week of month
Grands Eaux Musicales
Outdoor concerts (through September)
Paris International Marathon
Mid-month
June
 
Festival St-Denis
Concerts, especially large-scale choral works (through July)
Les Fêtes du Marais
Concerts, drama, and exhibitions (second and third weeks of month)
Fête de la Musique (June 21)
Night-long summer solstice celebrations with amateur and professional bands
Flower show
Rose season in the Bagatelle Gardens
French Tennis Open
First week of month
Garçons de Café race
One Sunday in mid-month
Paris Air and Space Technology Show
Mid-month in odd-numbered years
Prix de Diane-Hermès
Second Sunday
Tournoi International de Pétanque
International pétanque tournament. (Pétanque is a game related to both horseshoes and the Italian bowling game bocce.)
Matism took this photograph of Paris from the Eiffel Tower on February 17, 2009. La Defense is in the center of the image.
Matism took this photograph of Paris from the Eiffel Tower on February 17, 2009. La Defense is in the center of the image. | Source

Annual Holidays Celebrated in Paris, July to December

HOLIDAY
KEY FACTS
July
 
Paris Quartier d'Eté
Dance, music, theatre, ballet (until mid-August)
Tour de France
Last stage of the race finishes in Paris (mid-month)
August
 
Most of Paris shuts down during the month.
Nearly everyone goes on vacation (holiday)
September
 
Festival d'Autumne à Paris
Music, dance, theater (mid-month to end of December)
Journée du Patrimoine
Three hundred historic buildings, monuments, museums, and ministries are open free to the public for two days (during third week of month)
Versailles Festival Baroque
Music, dance, theatre (mid-month to mid-October)
Festival d'Ile-de-France
Classical, jazz, and early music concerts (weekends, to end of October)
October
 
Festival d'Art Sacré
Religious art festival at three churches: St-Sulpice, St-Eustache, and St-Germain-des-Prés (until December 24)
Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain
International modern and contemporary art fair (one week, mid-month)
Paris Jazz Festival
International jazz musicians play in clubs and concert halls (last two weeks of month)
Paris Tennis Open
Third week of month
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
Horse racing
Salon de l'Automobile
First and second weeks of month, every other year. Alternates with a motorcycle show
November
 
Mois de la Photo
Photography shows in museums and galleries (until the end of December)
December
 
Christmas Illuminations
Entire month
Crèche des Andes
Lifesize Christmas crèche in the South American tradition (until early January)
Horse and Pony Show
First two weeks of month
International Boat Show
First two weeks of month
Midnight Mass
December 24 at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
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Benh Lieu Song took this panoramic photograph of Paris, France on April 18, 2010. The image features the Pont des Arts (bridge of arts), the Pont Neuf (new bridge), and the île de la Cité. The Institut de France is on the right, at the end of the Pont des Arts. The towers of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris can be seen in the distance.

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Benh Lieu Song photographed Paris, France at dusk from the Maine-Montparnasse tower on February 9, 2008.Benh Lieu Song photographed the Grand Staircase of Opéra Garnier (Paris Opera House) on September 29, 2007.Eric Pouhier photographed the Grand Salon (Foyer) of Opéra Garnier (Paris Opera House) on February 12, 2008.Benh Lieu Song photographed the Arc de Triomphe in the center of Place de l'Étoile (Star Square) on October 21, 2007.Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, as seen from the east side, was photographed by Atoma on  November 26, 2006.The north rose window of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris was photographed by Krzysztof Mizera on August 5, 2008.The Basilica of the Sacré Cœur (Sacred Heart) in Paris, France was photographed by MykReeve on June 4, 2005.Pavel Krok photographed St-Eustache in Paris, France on June 1, 2007.Diliff took this photograph of the Champ de Mars from the Eiffel Tower on July 5, 2006.Rdevany photographed Jardin du Luxembourg (Luxembourg Garden) and the Luxembourg Palace in Paris, France on August 24, 2007.
Benh Lieu Song photographed Paris, France at dusk from the Maine-Montparnasse tower on February 9, 2008.
Benh Lieu Song photographed Paris, France at dusk from the Maine-Montparnasse tower on February 9, 2008. | Source
Benh Lieu Song photographed the Grand Staircase of Opéra Garnier (Paris Opera House) on September 29, 2007.
Benh Lieu Song photographed the Grand Staircase of Opéra Garnier (Paris Opera House) on September 29, 2007. | Source
Eric Pouhier photographed the Grand Salon (Foyer) of Opéra Garnier (Paris Opera House) on February 12, 2008.
Eric Pouhier photographed the Grand Salon (Foyer) of Opéra Garnier (Paris Opera House) on February 12, 2008. | Source
Benh Lieu Song photographed the Arc de Triomphe in the center of Place de l'Étoile (Star Square) on October 21, 2007.
Benh Lieu Song photographed the Arc de Triomphe in the center of Place de l'Étoile (Star Square) on October 21, 2007. | Source
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, as seen from the east side, was photographed by Atoma on  November 26, 2006.
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, as seen from the east side, was photographed by Atoma on November 26, 2006. | Source
The north rose window of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris was photographed by Krzysztof Mizera on August 5, 2008.
The north rose window of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris was photographed by Krzysztof Mizera on August 5, 2008. | Source
The Basilica of the Sacré Cœur (Sacred Heart) in Paris, France was photographed by MykReeve on June 4, 2005.
The Basilica of the Sacré Cœur (Sacred Heart) in Paris, France was photographed by MykReeve on June 4, 2005. | Source
Pavel Krok photographed St-Eustache in Paris, France on June 1, 2007.
Pavel Krok photographed St-Eustache in Paris, France on June 1, 2007. | Source
Diliff took this photograph of the Champ de Mars from the Eiffel Tower on July 5, 2006.
Diliff took this photograph of the Champ de Mars from the Eiffel Tower on July 5, 2006. | Source
Rdevany photographed Jardin du Luxembourg (Luxembourg Garden) and the Luxembourg Palace in Paris, France on August 24, 2007.
Rdevany photographed Jardin du Luxembourg (Luxembourg Garden) and the Luxembourg Palace in Paris, France on August 24, 2007. | Source

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Jools99 3 years ago from North-East UK

Very interesting hub Daisy. I can get a flight to Paris from my loca airport for as little as £39 each way and I still haven't visited. Your hub has tantalised me a bit more - I have always wanted to go and just never made the big push to get there - disgraceful really :o)


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Julie (Jools99),

Thanks for reading my article and being the first person to comment. I appreciate your support of my writing.

With your love of travel, I'm surprised you've never been to Paris! Please try to travel there in the spring, even if it is just for a weekend. Spring is considered the prettiest time of year in which visit Paris.


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Jools99 3 years ago from North-East UK

I have actually been to PAris, I flew there to visit Disneyland but we never went into the city to see the sights because our daughter was only 8 at the time and we didn't think she'd appreciate being dragged away from Mickey and Co :o)


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thougtforce 3 years ago from Sweden

Paris is still on my list over places I want to visit! I have always thought that Paris should be visited in the spring but you have shown me that there is plenty do see and do during other parts of the year also. Maybe I am stuck into the old idea that Paris only is for romantic trips in the spring! But on the other hand, a little romance is never wrong so I guess any part of the year will do:)

Tina


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

Wow the Parisians really know how to party with all their holidays! Michelle and David enjoyed their visit to Paris. They brought me a fridge magnet. My kids are the bestest! :)


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bdegiulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi Daisy. The French sure know how to schedule holidays. Wow. Paris is high on my list of places to visit in the next few years so this will come in handy when it comes time to plan that trip. Love the photos. Great job.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Julie (Jools99),

Thanks for visiting again. It's frequently the case that when someone lives "close to" a point of interest, they don't visit it. That's like with you not visiting Paris, France.

I lived 25 miles away from New York City for a number of years, but I had never been to the Empire State Building. It wasn't until friends from England visited me, and I was serving as their tour guide in New York, that I finally took the elevators (lifts) to the 86th floor observtion deck.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Tina (thoughtforce),

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it.

Paris is said to be most beautiful in the spring. I personally think June is a great time to visit. There are so many events taking place in June, one would always find something to do.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Linda (Sunshine625),

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I'm glad your daughter and son-in-law enjoyed the time they spent in Paris during their European trip last year.

Paris is a not-to-be-missed city...the gardens, museums, architecture, performing arts. Just walking around and people watching is a great thing to do. There is a lot of partying in Paris, except in August...the Parisian party goers have all left the city during that month.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Bill (bdegiulio),

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I know that you enjoy traveling...you're going to love Paris!

The photographs are all from Wikimedia Commons. That site is my #1 source for legally attributable images.


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carter06 3 years ago from Cronulla NSW

Great job with this Daisy..sure could have used some of this info before my visit there ie most of Paris shuts down in August..lucky it was the first week in September when we touched down.. Love the place, practically everything about it!! except the French arrogance..but then France wouldn't be France without their attitude:) VUUAI & shared..


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for this glimpse into another culture.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

carter06,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading and commenting in my article. Thanks, too, for sharing my Hub.

You're fortunate you didn't arrive in Paris a week or two earlier than you did. You would still have enjoyed your visit, but you might have had to look at the exteriors of some venues rather than the interiors.

I have published quite a few travel-related articles and geography quizzes. I hope you have a chance to read some of the Hubs and take a few of the fun quizzes.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Martin (Mhatter99),

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I appreciate your support of my writing.


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Pavlo Badovskyy 3 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Alas, I did not visit Paris, yet. But I do believe that I will do it some nearest years. It is an amazig city with such a mixture of nations! Great hub, I liked it.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Pavlo,

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I appreciate your very kind words.

You'll enjoy visiting Paris. I hope you get to travel there from Kyiv within the next few years.


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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Interesting hub, Daisy. They have so many holidays and celebrations…I was a little surprised to see ones for fashion shows; then again, this is Paris…the center of the fashion world, and has a huge economy. Nicely done, Daisy. :-)


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States

I sure didn't know the French had so many holidays. I enjoyed reading this hub about Paris. It was very interesting and I would like to visit.


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Deltachord 3 years ago from United States

I enjoyed seeing the photos. Also, your concept of focusing on holidays and events is a really good slant.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

A wonderful hub in all ways. Thanks for sharing this gem and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Genna,

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. Fashion shows help the economy of Paris. That's reason enough to celebrate with a special day!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Pam (Pamela99),

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I enjoyed doing the research for this Hub. I've been trying to decide where to travel using my frequent flier miles. Paris has moved way up on the list.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Deltachord,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it.

I'm glad you liked the photographs. Wikimedia Commons is a great source for legally-attributable images to be used in Hubs.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Eddy (Eiddwen),

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment.

I enjoy writing travel-related Hubs. It's fun to dream about the possible destinations for my next trip.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean

The pictures are breathtaking. Thank you so much for sharing Paris! Voted Up.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

MsDora,

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment.

Many people like to take photographs of Paris at dusk or later in the evening. The buildings are so striking against the night sky.


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Ruchira 3 years ago from United States

This was such a useful hub, daisy.

I do wanna visit Paris one day, and your hub made me prepare for that special day...some day :)

Well written indeed.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Ruchira,

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. This Hub is the 36th Exclusives title I've published. As you know, I enjoy writing geography articles and art history / museum articles. Writing about the holidays celebrated in a city was a bit different for me.


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

Paris is another one for my "bucket list". I'll probably never get there, but I can dream, can't I?? It was interesting to read about the annual holidays in Paris.

Voted UP and shared.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Mary (mary615),

Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. Living on the east coast of the US, you're approximately five hours closer to Paris than I am on the west coast.

I hope you get to explore Paris some day. You'll love it!


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dghbrh 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Very informative and useful hub. Dreams do come true one day in our life.....i wish so and i do wish it very strongly.....well do i haveto explain what i mean by dream here? ......LOL

Paris and reading your hub is quite feeling like i am about to go there soon. Amen.!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Deltachord 3 years ago from United States

Well, you picked some very good photos. Plus, I'd like to go to Paris. I like the musical dimension of the French language. And again, your focus on where to go and what to see is different, which is good.


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Darrylmdavis 3 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

Nice hub. When visiting Paris, it is always a good idea to book the major attractions ahead and avoid peak times. Otherwise you could easily spend a couple of hours in line.


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kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

Hi Daisy!

Very nice article about Paris and nicely organized as well!

I can't believe that I lived 17 years the country next door (Belgium) and never went once visit France's capital! Finally, ny husband and I decided to visit Paris while on a trip to see some Loire castles. Three days is really not enoug to visit that big city! We climbed the Eifel tower... we didn't want to miss that one! We went for a dinner on the Seine at night. We spent a whole day in Versailles....and that's when I discover that Versailles was not in Paris!

We want to go back and visit some more of that nice city!

Joelle

PS : I want also to thank you for showing me to take the time to answer to the people who visit your hubs. You were one of my model teachers when I took my first steps on the Hupages adventure! I do my best to answer all the comments to my visitors!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Joelle (kidscrafts),

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I appreciate your support of my writing.

Thanks, too, for your very kind words. I feel that if someone takes the time to read one of my articles and comment in it, I should take the time to reply.


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Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

Paris is such a beautiful city. This is an extremely helpful list. There are so many things that close down on certain holidays so it is good to know when they are. Of course, it's a great place to be on Bastille day. Nice hub again Daisy. You really do your research.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Glimmer,

Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. I appreciate your very kind words.

I might end a trip to Paris around Bastille Day, but I wouldn't want to start a Parisian vacation in mid-July. Too many venues might have reduced hours of operation.


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sallybea 3 years ago from Norfolk

Great info, good to know in advance what is happening in Paris. I love Paris, such a beautiful feminine city! One of the funniest things I ever saw In Paris was a great big black cat eating the fish displayed in the window, the, the fish the diners were going to eat after siesta time. Still makes me smile just thinking about it.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Sally (sallybea),

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and adding your anecdote. When one is traveling, if one is very observant, I'm sure there are many funny little things to be seen.


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ktrapp 3 years ago from Illinois

Daisy, I can only imagine how incredible midnight mass on Christmas Eve must be at Cathedrale Notre-Dame! Perhaps one day I'll get to Paris.

On one of your earlier comments I noticed that you said you never visited the Empire State Building even though you lived 25 miles from it. I grew up in CT, pretty much on the border of CT and NY, and also never visited the Empire State Building. I made a point to finally see it with my children while visiting there from Chicago where I live now. There are often so many sights and events in our own backyards that we overlook.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Kristin (ktrapp),

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading and commenting in my article.

It's interesting how many photographs of Paris I found on Wikimedia Commons which were taken at night. The city is very beautiful when it is lit up in the evening.

Several years ago, I lived and worked in Stockholm, Sweden during a six-month consulting contract. I visited many venues in that great city to which my work colleagues had never been.


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Elias Zanetti 3 years ago from Athens, Greece

Nice photos! Interesting hub! Voted up! Cheers!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Elias,

Welcome to HubPages. It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I'm glad you liked the photographs. They are all from Wikimedia Commons, my favorite source for legal images for my Hubs.


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teaches12345 3 years ago

This is one place most of us would love to visit. They have some nice holidays that would be nice to celebrate even in the USA. Wonderful share and tour.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Dianna (teaches12345),

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. Of all the travel destinations about which I've written, more people have said they would like to visit Paris than any of the other locations.


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

I really enjoyed myself going up the Eiffel Tower when I was in Paris. The view was simply outstanding.With 300 places of interests, I would want to visit when I have the chance! Thanks for including the annual holidays as well! Sharing this informative write!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Michelle (midget38),

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. Thanks, too, for sharing my Hub.

Paris is a multi-faceted city. There are so many types of things to see and do in this great city.


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DanaTeresa 3 years ago from Ohio

I have always wanted to visit France, and of course Paris would be a certain stop. If I ever get the chance, you have given me some great ideas for when to go and the kinds of things to do. I always try to stay away form the commercial tourist type stuff. Traditional and local things are always so much better!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Dana,

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I hope you get to visit Paris some day. It's a great city to explore.

Attending local events is a terrific way to absorb the culture of a city. You'll see the people who live in the city rather than just mingle with other tourists.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Incredible sights and sounds a lovely idea, you have informed me with valuable holiday facts making travelling Annually to Paris so much simpler.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Devika (DDE),

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I appreciate your continued support of my writing.


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beingwell 3 years ago from Bangkok

That's a lot of holidays, daisy! I love to go to Paris, the most romantic place on Earth!! Sharing!


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shin_rocka04 3 years ago from Maryland

I cannot wait to go there one day and sip a fine glass of red wine. Nice hub :). Voted up and shared!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

beingwell,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I personally know two couples whose marriage proposals took place at the Eiffel Tower.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

shin_rock04,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. Sipping that fine glass of red wine would be perfect at an outdoor table in Paris.


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Careermommy 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Paris is one of my favorite cities! This article brings back so many fond memories for me. I would love to take a holiday trip to Paris. Maybe I can convince my hubby. It's such a romantic place. Thank you for sharing, Daisy.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Tirralan (Careermommy),

It's nice to meet you. Thank you for reading my article and adding your comment.

Ever since I published this article, I've been tempted to use my frequent flyer miles for a holiday in Paris. Whenever I write a travel- or geography-related article, that's the place I want to visit next.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Hi Daisy, I can't believe I have never been to Paris! it's a short jump from the South of England, we nearly went with the school many years ago, but I haven't even been across on the Eurotunnel! shameful! lol! great hub, nell


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Nell,

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. You live so close to Paris, a weekend trip is certainly possible. For me, weekend destinations consist of San Francisco (a 45-minute flight) or San Diego(an hour-and-one-half drive)...not bad, but not Paris.


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srsddn 3 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

daisymariposa, I wish I could visit Paris. While on my way to Washington there was a stop over at Paris, I thought of visiting some part of Paris but it was not practicable. I have heard a lot about Paris and your list of Annual Celebrations Holidays is amazing. Thanks for sharing.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

srsddn,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I hope you get to visit Paris some day. The city has much to offer.


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sunilkunnoth2012 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

Paris is paradise. Yes it is the paradise of fashion. I can only imagine or dream of a visit to there. Anyhow your fine article gave me a nice read. It is a wonderful land and everyone wish to visit. Thank you for sharing.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Sunil (sunilkunnoth2012),

Thank you for reading my article and posting your comment. I hope you have an opportunity one day to visit Paris.


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DeborahNeyens 3 years ago from Iowa

I haven't spent much time in Paris, but was there once for two days on a whirlwind tour of Europe. I arrived on the morning of July 4 and was delighted to see lots of red, white and blue decorations to commemorate America's Independence Day.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Deb (DeborahNeyens),

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I appreciate your telling us about the red, white, and blue decorations in honor of the US Independence Day. That's good to know.


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SheilaMilne 2 years ago from Kent, UK

I was fortunate enough to live in the outskirts of Paris for three years. For me, August was the best possible month to get around - no crowds!! July wasn't too bad either because the school holidays start in the first week of July. Our neighbours used to leave at 4:00 am the first day of the holidays and we wouldn't see them again for 6 weeks or so. The reason they left so early was because everyone else was making for the south too. :)


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Sheila,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment.

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