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.
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.
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
|Dependency||Type||Daylight Saving Time Period|
|Clipperton Island||Overseas territory||No Daylight Saving Time|
|French Guiana||Overseas department||No Daylight Saving Time|
|French Polynesia||Overseas collectivity||No Daylight Saving Time|
|French Southern Territories||Overseas territory||No Daylight Saving Time|
|Guadeloupe||Overseas department||No Daylight Saving Time|
|Martinique||Overseas department||No Daylight Saving Time|
|Mayotte||Overseas department||No Daylight Saving Time|
|New Caledonia||Overseas collectivity||No Daylight Saving Time|
|Réunion (French)||Overseas department||No Daylight Saving Time|
|Saint Barthélemy||Overseas collectivity||No Daylight Saving Time|
|Saint Martin||Overseas collectivity||No Daylight Saving Time|
|Saint Pierre and Miquelon||Overseas collectivity||Mar 11 - Nov 4 (Different dates than France)|
|Wallis and Futuna||Overseas collectivity||No Daylight Saving Time|