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Time Change 2011 in France

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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 27

Forward 1 hour

Mar 27, 2011 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, March 27, 2011, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 27, 2011, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Mar 27, 2011 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

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

More info:
Europe Starts Daylight Saving on March 27, 2011

Oct 30

Back 1 hour

Oct 30, 2011 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 30, 2011, 3:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 30, 2011, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 30, 2011 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

More info:
Most Europeans turn clocks back October 30, 2011

Other years: 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2020

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 13 - Nov 6 (Different dates than France)
Wallis and FutunaOverseas collectivityNo Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time History in France