Statutory holidays: 25
Public holidays: 11
France is the largest economy to make the list of top 10 countries with the most generous holiday entitlements in the world.
The French government guarantees employees five weeks of paid vacation a year, not including public holidays. Most locals take their annual leave in July and August before the start of the new school year, leaving normally busy streets of metropolitan centers like Paris deserted, and businesses shuttered. Employees with three years' seniority in a company, who have been employed for at least six years, also have the option take a sabbatical of six to 11 months.
According to a Reuters/Ipsos survey last year, French employees were found among workers from 24 countries to be the most likely to use all their holiday entitlements . Nearly 90 percent of French participants said they used up all of their vacation days, compared with only 57 percent in the U.S. and 33 percent in Japan.