On the 1st of May, make sure to visit the celebrations in Arles where the Fête des Gardians takes over the city. Worth a visit! You may even see the queen of les Arlesiennes.
This is the month of public holidays in France. Make sure to be aware of store closings. I would just give up on getting anything official done this month. Beware of “faire le pont” where everyone combines a public holiday with a weekend- even if the holiday is in the middle of the week!
You’ll find the landscape to be full of red poppies, wild peas, elderflower, rocket and more. The markets display stunning varieties of artichokes, peas and mountains of fresh herbs. Great cooking inspiration! Book a market tour with me this Spring!
Jours Féries/Public Holidays:
|Fête du Travail (French labour day, A LOT is closed. Luckily, lots of festivals.||1 Mai|
|8 Mai 1945||8 Mai|
Also, be aware of train travel. There are many strikes this month. The French are at it again and this time it’s really inconvenient. Check this schedule and call the train service for confirmation before booking a ticket. …