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Time Change 2006 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 26

Forward 1 hour

Mar 26, 2006 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, March 26, 2006, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 26, 2006, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Mar 26, 2006 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

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

Oct 29

Back 1 hour

Oct 29, 2006 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 29, 2006, 3:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 29, 2006, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 29, 2006 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

Other years: 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 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 2006 (102 Locations)

AgenMar 26 – Oct 29ChartresMar 26 – Oct 29NantesMar 26 – Oct 29
Aix-en-ProvenceMar 26 – Oct 29ChâteaurouxMar 26 – Oct 29NeversMar 26 – Oct 29
AjaccioMar 26 – Oct 29ChaumontMar 26 – Oct 29NiceMar 26 – Oct 29
AlbiMar 26 – Oct 29Cherbourg-OctevilleMar 26 – Oct 29NîmesMar 26 – Oct 29
AlençonMar 26 – Oct 29Clermont-FerrandMar 26 – Oct 29NiortMar 26 – Oct 29
AmiensMar 26 – Oct 29Digne-les-BainsMar 26 – Oct 29OrléansMar 26 – Oct 29
AngersMar 26 – Oct 29DijonMar 26 – Oct 29PamiersMar 26 – Oct 29
AngoulêmeMar 26 – Oct 29DouaiMar 26 – Oct 29ParisMar 26 – Oct 29
AnnecyMar 26 – Oct 29ÉvreuxMar 26 – Oct 29PauMar 26 – Oct 29
AnnonayMar 26 – Oct 29Évry-CourcouronnesMar 26 – Oct 29PérigueuxMar 26 – Oct 29
AuchMar 26 – Oct 29GapMar 26 – Oct 29PerpignanMar 26 – Oct 29
AurillacMar 26 – Oct 29GrenobleMar 26 – Oct 29PoitiersMar 26 – Oct 29
AuxerreMar 26 – Oct 29GuéretMar 26 – Oct 29Port-aux-FrancaisNo DST
AvignonMar 26 – Oct 29IstresMar 26 – Oct 29QuimperMar 26 – Oct 29
BastiaMar 26 – Oct 29La RochelleMar 26 – Oct 29ReimsMar 26 – Oct 29
BeauvaisMar 26 – Oct 29LaonMar 26 – Oct 29RennesMar 26 – Oct 29
BellacMar 26 – Oct 29LavalMar 26 – Oct 29RodezMar 26 – Oct 29
BesançonMar 26 – Oct 29Le HavreMar 26 – Oct 29RouenMar 26 – Oct 29
BiarritzMar 26 – Oct 29Le MansMar 26 – Oct 29RoyanMar 26 – Oct 29
BloisMar 26 – Oct 29Le Puy-en-VelayMar 26 – Oct 29Saint-BrieucMar 26 – Oct 29
BordeauxMar 26 – Oct 29LensMar 26 – Oct 29Saint-DenisMar 26 – Oct 29
Boulogne-BillancourtMar 26 – Oct 29LilleMar 26 – Oct 29Saint-ÉtienneMar 26 – Oct 29
Bourg-en-BresseMar 26 – Oct 29LimogesMar 26 – Oct 29StrasbourgMar 26 – Oct 29
BourgesMar 26 – Oct 29LyonMar 26 – Oct 29TarbesMar 26 – Oct 29
BrestMar 26 – Oct 29MarseilleMar 26 – Oct 29ToulonMar 26 – Oct 29
Brive-la-GaillardeMar 26 – Oct 29MeauxMar 26 – Oct 29ToulouseMar 26 – Oct 29
CaenMar 26 – Oct 29MendeMar 26 – Oct 29ToursMar 26 – Oct 29
CahorsMar 26 – Oct 29MetzMar 26 – Oct 29TroyesMar 26 – Oct 29
CannesMar 26 – Oct 29Mont-de-MarsanMar 26 – Oct 29Valence (Drôme)Mar 26 – Oct 29
CarcassonneMar 26 – Oct 29MontaubanMar 26 – Oct 29VannesMar 26 – Oct 29
Chalon-sur-SaôneMar 26 – Oct 29MontpellierMar 26 – Oct 29VerdunMar 26 – Oct 29
Châlons-en-ChampagneMar 26 – Oct 29Moulins (Allier)Mar 26 – Oct 29VersaillesMar 26 – Oct 29
ChambéryMar 26 – Oct 29MulhouseMar 26 – Oct 29VesoulMar 26 – Oct 29
Charleville-MézièresMar 26 – Oct 29NancyMar 26 – Oct 29VilleurbanneMar 26 – Oct 29

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 collectivityApr 2 – Oct 29 (Different dates than France)
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