Marketing your holiday let around French public holidays

Market your place as a treat for French travellersWith around 10 public holidays in France each year, there are many peak times when French travellers are looking for a short break or long weekend away.

Arranging your calendar around the French public holidays will widen the appeal of your holiday let (read on to find out more). And if you have a place in France, you can even encourage guests to come and be part of the festivities.

When you advertise with Holiday Lettings, your listing will be translated into French and seen by thousands more travellers on It’s well worth taking the time to market your place to guests in other countries – also see our advice for the Spanish public holidays.

French public holidays in 2014-15

  • Monday 21 April: Easter Monday - Lundi de Pâques
  • Thursday 1 May: Labour Day – Fête du Travail
  • Thursday 8 May: VE Day – Fête de la Victoire 1945
  • Thursday 29 May: Ascension Day – Ascension
  • Monday 9 June: Whit Monday – Lundi de Pentecôte
  • Monday 14 July: Bastille Day – Fête Nationale
  • Friday 15 August: Assumption Day – Assomption
  • Saturday 1 November: All Saints’ Day – Toussaint
  • Tuesday 11 November: Armistice Day – Armistice 1918
  • Thursday 25 December: Christmas Day – Noël
  • Wednesday 1 January: New Year’s Day – Jour de l’An

Public holiday marketing tips

Here are a few ideas on how you can use French public holidays to bring in more bookings for your holiday let:

  • Add public holiday dates to your prices so travellers can easily find and book the correct dates. Go to Properties > Prices in your account.
  • Create price periods around the holiday dates – travellers can then see at a glance what you’re charging for the period around a public holiday. For example, for French Labour Day, list a rate for the long weekend from Thursday 1 May to Sunday 4 May.

Published: 14 March 2014

2 thoughts on “Marketing your holiday let around French public holidays

  1. patrizia fornasier

    I want to relist my two properties and pay nothing with a free listing; how can I subscribe them both? Patrizia and Roberto


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