There are a number of opportunities for long weekends in 2018 thanks to the way in which public holidays fall
If you’re struggling to get back into the swing of things after the Christmas break, one way to keep motivation up is to plan the next escape.
Fortunately, there are a number of opportunities for long weekends in 2018 thanks to the way in which public holidays fall.
The first public holiday of the year will be Easter Monday, on 2 April, which, as the name suggests, falls on a Monday. A second long weekend waits on 21 May, Pentecost, also a Monday.
Even longer weekends can be enjoyed without taking off more than a day’s leave by “faisant le pont” (bridging the weekend). Public holidays falling within a day of the weekend include 1 May, on a Tuesday, Ascension, on a Thursday (10 May) and Toussaint, on a Thursday (1 November).
Christmas and 26 December fall on a Tuesday and Wednesday this year and not forgetting 15 August, which is on a Wednesday.
See the full list below to plan your public holiday “ponts” (bridges).
2 April, Easter Monday, falls on a Monday
1 May falls on a Tuesday
10 May (Ascension) falls on a Thursday
21 May Pentecost falls on a Monday
National Day, 23 June, falls on a Saturday
15 August falls on a Wednesday
1 November, Toussaint, falls on a Thursday
25 December, Christmas falls on a Tuesday with 26 on a Wednesday.