Where a Bank holiday falls on a Tuesday or a Thursday, many small businesses will ‘faire le pont’ (make a bridge) and take Friday or Monday off too to ;make a long weekend. This rarely applies to large shops, supermarkets etc, many of whom no longer close for most of the public holidays.

The first round of the 2020 French Municipal election will be held on Sunday 15th  March, the second round a week later on Sunday 22nd March. Here is some vocabulary to help you to follow the French Elections.

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