Usually May is punctuated by public holidays and long weekends. The ponts de mai.
This year, however, there's a disaster.
The 1st May and the 8th May are both on Sundays. That means two public holidays lost and no opportunity for a long weekend.
The only saving grace is Whitsun Monday and Ascension Thursday, which are both public holidays.
But even so May will be tough for us all in France this year.