May Day

Watch the famous street march through the Bastille region of Paris



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


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


It's not a huge event in the city but it can be quite interesting for a visitor to Paris if you know where to go.

Location map

Map showing the location of May Day


May Day Nearest Train Stations

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

CityParis
CountryFrance
AddressThe Bastille region, Paris
Dates May

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