Flag for France Time Change 2013 in France

Next change:
Oct
29
1 hour Back

Oct 29, 2017, 3:00 am

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 31

Forward 1 hour

Mar 31, 2013 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, March 31, 2013, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 31, 2013, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Mar 31, 2013 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

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

More info:
March 31, 2013: Europe Starts Daylight Saving Time

Oct 27

Back 1 hour

Oct 27, 2013 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 3:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 27, 2013 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

More info:
Europe sets clocks back as DST ends on Sunday, October 27, 2013

Other years: 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017

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.

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Daylight Saving Time Info

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 10 - Nov 3 (Different dates than France)
Wallis and FutunaOverseas collectivityNo Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time History in France