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Time Change 1919 in France

Next change:
Oct
30
1 hour Back

Oct 30, 2022, 3:00 am

Country: France
Long Name: French Republic
Abbreviations: FR, FRA
Capital: Paris
Time Zones: 2 (Main Country)
Total Time Zones: 14 (with dependencies)
Dial Code: +33

Mar 1

Forward 1 hour

Mar 1, 1919 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Saturday, March 1, 1919, 11:00:00 pm clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 2, 1919, 12:00:00 midnight local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Mar 2, 1919 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

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

Oct 6

Back 1 hour

Oct 6, 1919 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Monday, October 6, 1919, 12:00:00 midnight clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 5, 1919, 11:00:00 pm local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 6, 1919 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

Other years: 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | 1919 | 1920 | 1921 | 1922 | 2022

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.

DST in Locations in France in 1919 (105 Locations)

AgenMar 1 – Oct 6ChartresMar 1 – Oct 6NancyMar 1 – Oct 6
Aix-en-ProvenceMar 1 – Oct 6ChâteaurouxMar 1 – Oct 6NantesMar 1 – Oct 6
AjaccioMar 1 – Oct 6ChaumontMar 1 – Oct 6NeversMar 1 – Oct 6
AlbiMar 1 – Oct 6Cherbourg-OctevilleMar 1 – Oct 6NiceMar 1 – Oct 6
AlençonMar 1 – Oct 6Clermont-FerrandMar 1 – Oct 6NîmesMar 1 – Oct 6
AmiensMar 1 – Oct 6Digne-les-BainsMar 1 – Oct 6NiortMar 1 – Oct 6
AngersMar 1 – Oct 6DijonMar 1 – Oct 6OrléansMar 1 – Oct 6
AngoulêmeMar 1 – Oct 6DoleMar 1 – Oct 6PamiersMar 1 – Oct 6
AnnecyMar 1 – Oct 6DouaiMar 1 – Oct 6ParisMar 1 – Oct 6
AnnonayMar 1 – Oct 6ÉvreuxMar 1 – Oct 6PauMar 1 – Oct 6
AuchMar 1 – Oct 6Évry-CourcouronnesMar 1 – Oct 6PérigueuxMar 1 – Oct 6
AurillacMar 1 – Oct 6GapMar 1 – Oct 6PerpignanMar 1 – Oct 6
AuxerreMar 1 – Oct 6GrenobleMar 1 – Oct 6PoitiersMar 1 – Oct 6
AvignonMar 1 – Oct 6GuéretMar 1 – Oct 6Port-aux-FrancaisNo DST
BastiaMar 1 – Oct 6IstresMar 1 – Oct 6QuimperMar 1 – Oct 6
BeauvaisMar 1 – Oct 6La Roche-sur-YonMar 1 – Oct 6ReimsMar 1 – Oct 6
BelfortMar 1 – Oct 6La RochelleMar 1 – Oct 6RennesMar 1 – Oct 6
BellacMar 1 – Oct 6LaonMar 1 – Oct 6RodezMar 1 – Oct 6
BesançonMar 1 – Oct 6LavalMar 1 – Oct 6RouenMar 1 – Oct 6
BiarritzMar 1 – Oct 6Le HavreMar 1 – Oct 6RoyanMar 1 – Oct 6
BloisMar 1 – Oct 6Le MansMar 1 – Oct 6Saint-BrieucMar 1 – Oct 6
BordeauxMar 1 – Oct 6Le Puy-en-VelayMar 1 – Oct 6Saint-DenisMar 1 – Oct 6
Boulogne-BillancourtMar 1 – Oct 6LensMar 1 – Oct 6Saint-ÉtienneMar 1 – Oct 6
Bourg-en-BresseMar 1 – Oct 6LilleMar 1 – Oct 6StrasbourgMar 1 – Oct 6
BourgesMar 1 – Oct 6LimogesMar 1 – Oct 6TarbesMar 1 – Oct 6
BrestMar 1 – Oct 6LyonMar 1 – Oct 6ToulonMar 1 – Oct 6
Brive-la-GaillardeMar 1 – Oct 6MarseilleMar 1 – Oct 6ToulouseMar 1 – Oct 6
CaenMar 1 – Oct 6MeauxMar 1 – Oct 6ToursMar 1 – Oct 6
CahorsMar 1 – Oct 6MendeMar 1 – Oct 6TroyesMar 1 – Oct 6
CannesMar 1 – Oct 6MetzMar 1 – Oct 6Valence (Drôme)Mar 1 – Oct 6
CarcassonneMar 1 – Oct 6Mont-de-MarsanMar 1 – Oct 6VannesMar 1 – Oct 6
Chalon-sur-SaôneMar 1 – Oct 6MontaubanMar 1 – Oct 6VerdunMar 1 – Oct 6
Châlons-en-ChampagneMar 1 – Oct 6MontpellierMar 1 – Oct 6VersaillesMar 1 – Oct 6
ChambéryMar 1 – Oct 6Moulins (Allier)Mar 1 – Oct 6VesoulMar 1 – Oct 6
Charleville-MézièresMar 1 – Oct 6MulhouseMar 1 – Oct 6VilleurbanneMar 1 – Oct 6

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 77 years between 1916 and 2022 (DST in at least one location).
  • Previous time with no Daylight Saving Time was 1975.
  • See Worldwide DST Statistics