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Time Change 1920 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

Feb 14

Forward 1 hour

Feb 14, 1920 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Saturday, February 14, 1920, 11:00:00 pm clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, February 15, 1920, 12:00:00 midnight local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Feb 15, 1920 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

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

Oct 24

Back 1 hour

Oct 24, 1920 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 24, 1920, 12:00:00 midnight clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Saturday, October 23, 1920, 11:00:00 pm local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 24, 1920 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

Other years: 1917 | 1918 | 1919 | 1920 | 1921 | 1922 | 1923 | 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 1920 (105 Locations)

AgenFeb 14 – Oct 24ChartresFeb 14 – Oct 24NancyFeb 14 – Oct 24
Aix-en-ProvenceFeb 14 – Oct 24ChâteaurouxFeb 14 – Oct 24NantesFeb 14 – Oct 24
AjaccioFeb 14 – Oct 24ChaumontFeb 14 – Oct 24NeversFeb 14 – Oct 24
AlbiFeb 14 – Oct 24Cherbourg-OctevilleFeb 14 – Oct 24NiceFeb 14 – Oct 24
AlençonFeb 14 – Oct 24Clermont-FerrandFeb 14 – Oct 24NîmesFeb 14 – Oct 24
AmiensFeb 14 – Oct 24Digne-les-BainsFeb 14 – Oct 24NiortFeb 14 – Oct 24
AngersFeb 14 – Oct 24DijonFeb 14 – Oct 24OrléansFeb 14 – Oct 24
AngoulêmeFeb 14 – Oct 24DoleFeb 14 – Oct 24PamiersFeb 14 – Oct 24
AnnecyFeb 14 – Oct 24DouaiFeb 14 – Oct 24ParisFeb 14 – Oct 24
AnnonayFeb 14 – Oct 24ÉvreuxFeb 14 – Oct 24PauFeb 14 – Oct 24
AuchFeb 14 – Oct 24Évry-CourcouronnesFeb 14 – Oct 24PérigueuxFeb 14 – Oct 24
AurillacFeb 14 – Oct 24GapFeb 14 – Oct 24PerpignanFeb 14 – Oct 24
AuxerreFeb 14 – Oct 24GrenobleFeb 14 – Oct 24PoitiersFeb 14 – Oct 24
AvignonFeb 14 – Oct 24GuéretFeb 14 – Oct 24Port-aux-FrancaisNo DST
BastiaFeb 14 – Oct 24IstresFeb 14 – Oct 24QuimperFeb 14 – Oct 24
BeauvaisFeb 14 – Oct 24La Roche-sur-YonFeb 14 – Oct 24ReimsFeb 14 – Oct 24
BelfortFeb 14 – Oct 24La RochelleFeb 14 – Oct 24RennesFeb 14 – Oct 24
BellacFeb 14 – Oct 24LaonFeb 14 – Oct 24RodezFeb 14 – Oct 24
BesançonFeb 14 – Oct 24LavalFeb 14 – Oct 24RouenFeb 14 – Oct 24
BiarritzFeb 14 – Oct 24Le HavreFeb 14 – Oct 24RoyanFeb 14 – Oct 24
BloisFeb 14 – Oct 24Le MansFeb 14 – Oct 24Saint-BrieucFeb 14 – Oct 24
BordeauxFeb 14 – Oct 24Le Puy-en-VelayFeb 14 – Oct 24Saint-DenisFeb 14 – Oct 24
Boulogne-BillancourtFeb 14 – Oct 24LensFeb 14 – Oct 24Saint-ÉtienneFeb 14 – Oct 24
Bourg-en-BresseFeb 14 – Oct 24LilleFeb 14 – Oct 24StrasbourgFeb 14 – Oct 24
BourgesFeb 14 – Oct 24LimogesFeb 14 – Oct 24TarbesFeb 14 – Oct 24
BrestFeb 14 – Oct 24LyonFeb 14 – Oct 24ToulonFeb 14 – Oct 24
Brive-la-GaillardeFeb 14 – Oct 24MarseilleFeb 14 – Oct 24ToulouseFeb 14 – Oct 24
CaenFeb 14 – Oct 24MeauxFeb 14 – Oct 24ToursFeb 14 – Oct 24
CahorsFeb 14 – Oct 24MendeFeb 14 – Oct 24TroyesFeb 14 – Oct 24
CannesFeb 14 – Oct 24MetzFeb 14 – Oct 24Valence (Drôme)Feb 14 – Oct 24
CarcassonneFeb 14 – Oct 24Mont-de-MarsanFeb 14 – Oct 24VannesFeb 14 – Oct 24
Chalon-sur-SaôneFeb 14 – Oct 24MontaubanFeb 14 – Oct 24VerdunFeb 14 – Oct 24
Châlons-en-ChampagneFeb 14 – Oct 24MontpellierFeb 14 – Oct 24VersaillesFeb 14 – Oct 24
ChambéryFeb 14 – Oct 24Moulins (Allier)Feb 14 – Oct 24VesoulFeb 14 – Oct 24
Charleville-MézièresFeb 14 – Oct 24MulhouseFeb 14 – Oct 24VilleurbanneFeb 14 – Oct 24

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