Summer sales in France start on Wednesday 27 June 2018 at 8 am. and finish on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 apart from some exceptions which exist in some areas of the French territory (certain tourist and/or border regions), that have different dates applied.
The dates of online sales or distance selling (e-commerce) are aligned with the national Sales dates and must therefore start on the same day, regardless of the location of the company’s headquarters.
Why different dates?
Specific derogations were requested in 2008 by eight metropolitan departments and three overseas territories. For the summer sales, the departments in the South of France wish to take advantage of the peak tourist season.
Alpes-Maritimes (06) and Pyrénées-Orientales (66) – Wednesday 4 July to Tuesday 14 August 2018
Corsica (2A and 2B) – Wednesday 11 July to Tuesday 21 August 2018
Guadeloupe (971) – from Saturday 29 September to Friday 9 November 2018
Martinique (972) and Guyana (973) – Wednesday 4 October to Tuesday 14 November 2018
Saint Pierre and Miquelon (975) – Wednesday 18 July to Tuesday 28 August 2018
Saint-Barthélemy (977) and Saint-Martin (978) – from Saturday 13 October to Friday 23 November 2018