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Time Change 2011 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 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 | 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 2011 (102 Locations)

AgenMar 27 – Oct 30ChartresMar 27 – Oct 30NantesMar 27 – Oct 30
Aix-en-ProvenceMar 27 – Oct 30ChâteaurouxMar 27 – Oct 30NeversMar 27 – Oct 30
AjaccioMar 27 – Oct 30ChaumontMar 27 – Oct 30NiceMar 27 – Oct 30
AlbiMar 27 – Oct 30Cherbourg-OctevilleMar 27 – Oct 30NîmesMar 27 – Oct 30
AlençonMar 27 – Oct 30Clermont-FerrandMar 27 – Oct 30NiortMar 27 – Oct 30
AmiensMar 27 – Oct 30Digne-les-BainsMar 27 – Oct 30OrléansMar 27 – Oct 30
AngersMar 27 – Oct 30DijonMar 27 – Oct 30PamiersMar 27 – Oct 30
AngoulêmeMar 27 – Oct 30DouaiMar 27 – Oct 30ParisMar 27 – Oct 30
AnnecyMar 27 – Oct 30ÉvreuxMar 27 – Oct 30PauMar 27 – Oct 30
AnnonayMar 27 – Oct 30Évry-CourcouronnesMar 27 – Oct 30PérigueuxMar 27 – Oct 30
AuchMar 27 – Oct 30GapMar 27 – Oct 30PerpignanMar 27 – Oct 30
AurillacMar 27 – Oct 30GrenobleMar 27 – Oct 30PoitiersMar 27 – Oct 30
AuxerreMar 27 – Oct 30GuéretMar 27 – Oct 30Port-aux-FrancaisNo DST
AvignonMar 27 – Oct 30IstresMar 27 – Oct 30QuimperMar 27 – Oct 30
BastiaMar 27 – Oct 30La RochelleMar 27 – Oct 30ReimsMar 27 – Oct 30
BeauvaisMar 27 – Oct 30LaonMar 27 – Oct 30RennesMar 27 – Oct 30
BellacMar 27 – Oct 30LavalMar 27 – Oct 30RodezMar 27 – Oct 30
BesançonMar 27 – Oct 30Le HavreMar 27 – Oct 30RouenMar 27 – Oct 30
BiarritzMar 27 – Oct 30Le MansMar 27 – Oct 30RoyanMar 27 – Oct 30
BloisMar 27 – Oct 30Le Puy-en-VelayMar 27 – Oct 30Saint-BrieucMar 27 – Oct 30
BordeauxMar 27 – Oct 30LensMar 27 – Oct 30Saint-DenisMar 27 – Oct 30
Boulogne-BillancourtMar 27 – Oct 30LilleMar 27 – Oct 30Saint-ÉtienneMar 27 – Oct 30
Bourg-en-BresseMar 27 – Oct 30LimogesMar 27 – Oct 30StrasbourgMar 27 – Oct 30
BourgesMar 27 – Oct 30LyonMar 27 – Oct 30TarbesMar 27 – Oct 30
BrestMar 27 – Oct 30MarseilleMar 27 – Oct 30ToulonMar 27 – Oct 30
Brive-la-GaillardeMar 27 – Oct 30MeauxMar 27 – Oct 30ToulouseMar 27 – Oct 30
CaenMar 27 – Oct 30MendeMar 27 – Oct 30ToursMar 27 – Oct 30
CahorsMar 27 – Oct 30MetzMar 27 – Oct 30TroyesMar 27 – Oct 30
CannesMar 27 – Oct 30Mont-de-MarsanMar 27 – Oct 30Valence (Drôme)Mar 27 – Oct 30
CarcassonneMar 27 – Oct 30MontaubanMar 27 – Oct 30VannesMar 27 – Oct 30
Chalon-sur-SaôneMar 27 – Oct 30MontpellierMar 27 – Oct 30VerdunMar 27 – Oct 30
Châlons-en-ChampagneMar 27 – Oct 30Moulins (Allier)Mar 27 – Oct 30VersaillesMar 27 – Oct 30
ChambéryMar 27 – Oct 30MulhouseMar 27 – Oct 30VesoulMar 27 – Oct 30
Charleville-MézièresMar 27 – Oct 30NancyMar 27 – Oct 30VilleurbanneMar 27 – Oct 30

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

  • 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