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Time Change 2012 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 25

Forward 1 hour

Mar 25, 2012 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, March 25, 2012, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 25, 2012, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Mar 25, 2012 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

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

Oct 28

Back 1 hour

Oct 28, 2012 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 28, 2012, 3:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 28, 2012, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 28, 2012 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

More info:
Sunday, Oct 28, 2012: Most Europeans turn clocks back as DST ends

Other years: 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 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 2012 (102 Locations)

AgenMar 25 – Oct 28ChartresMar 25 – Oct 28NantesMar 25 – Oct 28
Aix-en-ProvenceMar 25 – Oct 28ChâteaurouxMar 25 – Oct 28NeversMar 25 – Oct 28
AjaccioMar 25 – Oct 28ChaumontMar 25 – Oct 28NiceMar 25 – Oct 28
AlbiMar 25 – Oct 28Cherbourg-OctevilleMar 25 – Oct 28NîmesMar 25 – Oct 28
AlençonMar 25 – Oct 28Clermont-FerrandMar 25 – Oct 28NiortMar 25 – Oct 28
AmiensMar 25 – Oct 28Digne-les-BainsMar 25 – Oct 28OrléansMar 25 – Oct 28
AngersMar 25 – Oct 28DijonMar 25 – Oct 28PamiersMar 25 – Oct 28
AngoulêmeMar 25 – Oct 28DouaiMar 25 – Oct 28ParisMar 25 – Oct 28
AnnecyMar 25 – Oct 28ÉvreuxMar 25 – Oct 28PauMar 25 – Oct 28
AnnonayMar 25 – Oct 28Évry-CourcouronnesMar 25 – Oct 28PérigueuxMar 25 – Oct 28
AuchMar 25 – Oct 28GapMar 25 – Oct 28PerpignanMar 25 – Oct 28
AurillacMar 25 – Oct 28GrenobleMar 25 – Oct 28PoitiersMar 25 – Oct 28
AuxerreMar 25 – Oct 28GuéretMar 25 – Oct 28Port-aux-FrancaisNo DST
AvignonMar 25 – Oct 28IstresMar 25 – Oct 28QuimperMar 25 – Oct 28
BastiaMar 25 – Oct 28La RochelleMar 25 – Oct 28ReimsMar 25 – Oct 28
BeauvaisMar 25 – Oct 28LaonMar 25 – Oct 28RennesMar 25 – Oct 28
BellacMar 25 – Oct 28LavalMar 25 – Oct 28RodezMar 25 – Oct 28
BesançonMar 25 – Oct 28Le HavreMar 25 – Oct 28RouenMar 25 – Oct 28
BiarritzMar 25 – Oct 28Le MansMar 25 – Oct 28RoyanMar 25 – Oct 28
BloisMar 25 – Oct 28Le Puy-en-VelayMar 25 – Oct 28Saint-BrieucMar 25 – Oct 28
BordeauxMar 25 – Oct 28LensMar 25 – Oct 28Saint-DenisMar 25 – Oct 28
Boulogne-BillancourtMar 25 – Oct 28LilleMar 25 – Oct 28Saint-ÉtienneMar 25 – Oct 28
Bourg-en-BresseMar 25 – Oct 28LimogesMar 25 – Oct 28StrasbourgMar 25 – Oct 28
BourgesMar 25 – Oct 28LyonMar 25 – Oct 28TarbesMar 25 – Oct 28
BrestMar 25 – Oct 28MarseilleMar 25 – Oct 28ToulonMar 25 – Oct 28
Brive-la-GaillardeMar 25 – Oct 28MeauxMar 25 – Oct 28ToulouseMar 25 – Oct 28
CaenMar 25 – Oct 28MendeMar 25 – Oct 28ToursMar 25 – Oct 28
CahorsMar 25 – Oct 28MetzMar 25 – Oct 28TroyesMar 25 – Oct 28
CannesMar 25 – Oct 28Mont-de-MarsanMar 25 – Oct 28Valence (Drôme)Mar 25 – Oct 28
CarcassonneMar 25 – Oct 28MontaubanMar 25 – Oct 28VannesMar 25 – Oct 28
Chalon-sur-SaôneMar 25 – Oct 28MontpellierMar 25 – Oct 28VerdunMar 25 – Oct 28
Châlons-en-ChampagneMar 25 – Oct 28Moulins (Allier)Mar 25 – Oct 28VersaillesMar 25 – Oct 28
ChambéryMar 25 – Oct 28MulhouseMar 25 – Oct 28VesoulMar 25 – Oct 28
Charleville-MézièresMar 25 – Oct 28NancyMar 25 – Oct 28VilleurbanneMar 25 – Oct 28

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 11 – Nov 4 (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