Earlier this week, The Connexion published its monthly article about what changes in June for homeowners and residents in France, filled with practical information.
Alongside this, we have compiled a list of some important dates in the month.
These dates include deadlines for important actions such as tax declarations, alongside a number of cultural events across the country – and even some days to celebrate parents.
You can see the list below.
June 1: Tax deadline and new forest fire risk map
The deadline to declare income tax in 2022 for those living in departments 20 - 54, and Corsica.
This date also sees the rollout of France’s new forest fire risk map which will be updated daily.
June 2: Party with your neighbours?
The Fête des Voisins, which sees neighbourhoods come together to share a meal or drink, starts on June 2.
Events can be organised by neighbours, but are also often facilitated by local authorities.
They can be carried out throughout the year, but June 2 is the official launch date.
The Fête des Voisins was founded in 1999 by Atanase Périfan, who was moved after hearing how an elderly woman’s body was not found in her flat for two months after she died. He wanted to create links in response to increasing social isolation.
To organise a street party, contact your local mairie to get authorisation. Then you can simply put up posters and place invitations in your neighbours’ letter boxes. Posters and flyers are available for download from lafetedesvoisins.fr.
June 2 - 4: Open gardens weekend
The Rendez-Vous aux jardins weekend will see more than 2,000 public and private gardens open. They will host events, many of which are free.
The theme this year is Garden Melodies – the sounds of running water, of birdsong, or music composed specifically for gardens, and you can find more details of the event at https://rendezvousauxjardins.culture.gouv.fr/.
June 4: Mother’s Day in France
If your mother (or mother-in-law) resides in France, do not forget to send a card and flowers her way.
June 6: Strike action against pension reform bill
The next day of national strike action against France’s controversial pension reforms, which will see the raising of the minimum retirement age from 62 to 64.
Concrete details have not yet been announced, but sectors such as rail and airline travel are expected to be disrupted.
June 8: Final tax deadline
The deadline to complete 2022 French tax returns for those living in departments 55 - 95, alongside those based in overseas departments.
This day also sees MPs debate a bill that could reverse the raising of the pension age from 62 to 64.
June 8-9: EU meeting on digital border introduction
The EU’s Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council meeting will meet and is expected to confirm a new timeline for the digital Entry/Exit System, now due to start in 2024.
June 18: Father’s Day in France
Do not forget a card for your father or father-in-law, too!
June 21: France’s summer music extravaganza
This annual festival, la fête de la musique, coincides with the summer solstice and sees free music concerts of all kinds, including in the streets. It was first held in 1982.
June 28: The start of summer sales
France's official summer sale period starts on Wednesday June 28 and runs until July 25.
Although shops can hold private sales outside of the official winter and summer periods, this time sees sales across the board in French shops.
June 30: Property form and monthly tax payment deadlines
The end of the month sees the deadline for all homeowners in France to submit the new obligatory online property declaration (biens immobiliers).
This is also the deadline to apply to split local taxes into monthly segments, as well as the deadline for those on a regulated gas tariff to switch to a commercial contract – those who do not change the contract by this date will be put on a regulated passerelle (bridge) contract with Engie.