This weekend, on the night of Saturday to Sunday March 28 at 2 a.m., it will be necessary to add 1 hour and it will therefore be 3 hours.
For the first time, this time change was imposed in France in 1916 to accommodate longer days in summer. It was then abandoned after World War II but reapplied in 1976 following the oil shock to save energy since electricity was produced mainly from fuel oil.
Since March 2019, MEPs have voted to end the seasonal time change but members are struggling to find an agreement on which time to keep. The change is expected to be officially removed next year.