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Time Change 2021 in France

Next change:
1 hour Back

Oct 31, 2021, 3:00 am

Country: France
Long Name: French Republic
Abbreviations: FR, FRA
Capital: Paris
Time Zones: 1 (Main Country)
Total Time Zones: 13 (with dependencies)
Dial Code: +33

Mar 28

Forward 1 hour

Mar 28, 2021 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, March 28, 2021, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 28, 2021, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Mar 28, 2021 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

Also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.

More info:
DST Starts in Europe

Oct 31

Back 1 hour

Oct 31, 2021 - Daylight Saving Time Ends

When local daylight time is about to reach
Sunday, October 31, 2021, 3:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 31, 2021, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Oct 31, 2021 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

Other years: 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022 | 2023 | 2024

When Does DST Start and End in France?

In continental France, which includes the capital Paris, the Daylight Saving Time (DST) period starts on the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Sunday of October, together with most other European countries.

Although the collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon also uses DST (see below), the times displayed above apply only to continental France.

Daylight Saving Time in Dependencies of France

DependencyTypeDaylight Saving Time Period
Clipperton IslandOverseas territoryNo Daylight Saving Time
French GuianaOverseas departmentNo Daylight Saving Time
French PolynesiaOverseas collectivityNo Daylight Saving Time
French Southern TerritoriesOverseas territoryNo Daylight Saving Time
GuadeloupeOverseas departmentNo Daylight Saving Time
MartiniqueOverseas departmentNo Daylight Saving Time
MayotteOverseas departmentNo Daylight Saving Time
New CaledoniaOverseas collectivityNo Daylight Saving Time
Réunion (French)Overseas departmentNo Daylight Saving Time
Saint BarthélemyOverseas collectivityNo Daylight Saving Time
Saint MartinOverseas collectivityNo Daylight Saving Time
Saint Pierre and MiquelonOverseas collectivityMar 14 - Nov 7 (Different dates than France)
Wallis and FutunaOverseas collectivityNo Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time History in France