Public holidays in Nantes

Staying in Nantes for a public holiday or making a special trip?
If you want to know what’s open or closed, you’ve come to the right place!

Public holidays in France

New Year’s Day – 1 January
Easter Monday (10 April 2023 / 1 April 2024)
Labour Day – 1 May
Victory in 1945 – 8 May
Ascension Thursday (26 May 2022 / 18 May 2023 / 9 May 2024)
Whit Monday (6 June 2022 / 29 May 2023 / 20 May 2024)
Bastille Day – 14 July
Assumption Day – 15 August
All Saints’ Day – 1 November
Armistice Day – 11 November
Christmas – 25 December

Ascension Thursday

A Thursday holiday! An opportunity (unique in 2022) to enjoy a 4-day stay in Nantes and to discover the whole range of the “endless journey”.

Some sites will be exceptionally closed on Thursday: the printing museum, the planetarium, the Jules Verne museum and the Chronographe.

The endless journey

Whit Monday

With the Monday holiday, it’s 3 full days in Nantes!
Rendez-vous in the garden on 4 & 5 June: special programme at the Jules Verne Museum

The following sites are waiting for visitors on the Monday holiday.

Follow the Green Line all year round!

Most of the stages of the Voyage à Nantes are accessible 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Further information

Labour day

On Labour Day, most of the visitor sites are closed.
This is the only day of the year when public transport is not in operation.

Preparing for the journey