May Day (Fete du Travail)

Watch the famous street march through the Bastille region of Paris
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

Map and hotels near May Day (Fete du Travail)

Transport connections near to May Day (Fete du Travail)

Paris Bercy Bourgogne-Pays d’Auvergne Transport: Trains 0.5 km
Paris Gare de Lyon Transport: Trains 1.2 km
Paris Austerlitz Transport: Trains 1.8 km

Visitor information table

AddressThe Bastille region, Paris
Dates May