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Time Change 1916 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

Jun 14

Forward 1 hour

Jun 14, 1916 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Wednesday, June 14, 1916, 11:00:00 pm clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Thursday, June 15, 1916, 12:00:00 midnight local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Jun 15, 1916 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

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

Oct 2

Back 1 hour

Oct 2, 1916 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Monday, October 2, 1916, 12:00:00 midnight clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 1, 1916, 11:00:00 pm local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 2, 1916 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

Other years: 1913 | 1914 | 1915 | 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | 1919 | 2021

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 collectivityNo Daylight Saving Time
Wallis and FutunaOverseas collectivityNo Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time History in France

  • France first observed Daylight Saving Time in 1916.
  • France has observed DST for 76 years between 1916 and 2021.
  • Previous time with no Daylight Saving Time was 1975.
  • See Worldwide DST Statistics