Timezone and DST in FranceTimezones are always computed by their difference to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated". In France exists only a single tonezone at UTC+1. E.g. New York is currently at UTC-4 in Eastern Time, so the time difference between NY and France is 5 hours.
They have a nationwide clock change from standard time to daylight saving time, where the clocks are switched forward by 1 hour in summer.
The next clock change in France will be on October 30th, 2022 at 3:00 to standard time.
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Only 1 nationwide time zone
|Standard time:||Central European Time (CET)|
|Daylight saving time:||Central European Summertime (CEST)|
France has an east-west extension of 14.1 degrees of longitude. Given the country's location in Western Europe, this corresponds to about 1100 kilometers. With this still relatively small extension, the course of the sun is only slightly different at different positions in the country. The position of the sun in the west of the country differs from that in the east by only about 56 minutes. This means the sun rises and sets 56 minutes later in the west than in the east.
The next clock changes in France
|Mar 27, 2022||2:00 am||+1 hour to daylight saving time|
|Oct 30, 2022||3:00 am||-1 hour to standard time|
|Mar 26, 2023||2:00 am||+1 hour to daylight saving time|
|Oct 29, 2023||3:00 am||-1 hour to standard time|
|Mar 31, 2024||2:00 am||+1 hour to daylight saving time|
|Oct 27, 2024||3:00 am||-1 hour to standard time|
|Mar 30, 2025||2:00 am||+1 hour to daylight saving time|
|Oct 26, 2025||3:00 am||-1 hour to standard time|
|Mar 29, 2026||2:00 am||+1 hour to daylight saving time|