May Day (Fete du Travail)

Watch the famous street march through the Bastille region of Paris

May Day (Fete du Travail)

The French observe Labour Day (May Day - 1st May) more strictly than they do Christmas. Pretty much the entire city closes down on this national holiday.

There are marches throughout the working class regions of Paris by all the major Unions and joined by others. Perhaps the best place to observe the marches is from the site of the Bastille.

Picture credit: Andrea Mantovani

Location map

Map showing the location of May Day (Fete du Travail)

Nearest Train Stations to May Day (Fete du Travail)

Paris Bercy Bourgogne-Pays d’Auvergne 0.5 km
Ministere des Finances Popb 0.8 km
Gare Routière De Bercy 0.9 km

Visitor information table

AddressThe Bastille region, Paris
Dates May

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