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School Holidays

School Holidays 2017 and 2018

We currently have school holiday dates for 2017 and 2018 listed. Scroll down to view.

School holidays in France are determined by the Ministry of National Education.

The holiday dates released by the Ministry are followed by all schools across the country. The dates are split into 3 zones – Zone A, Zone B and Zone C respectively. The school holiday dates vary across the 3 zone regions for the winter holiday and spring break.

  • Zone A : Besançon, Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Grenoble, Limoges, Lyon, Poitiers
  • Zone B : Aix-Marseille, Amiens, Caen, Lille, Nancy-Metz, Nantes, Nice, Orléans-Tours, Reims, Rennes, Rouen, Strasbourg
  • Zone C : Créteil, Montpellier, Paris, Toulouse, Versailles

The holiday dates for school year 2017 and 2017-2018 below are from the Ministry’s website, so are considered the official dates. You can check the dates by scrolling down.

School Year 2017

School HolidaysZoneStartsFinishes
Christmas HolidaysA / B / C18 Dec 2016
(Sun)
2 Jan 2017
(Mon)
Winter HolidaysA19 Feb 2017
(Sun)
5 Mar 2017
(Sun)
B12 Feb 2017
(Sun)
26 Feb 2017
(Sun)
C5 Feb 2017
(Sun)
19 Feb 2017
(Sun)
Spring HolidaysA16 Apr 2017
(Sun)
1 May 2017
(Mon)
B9 Apr 2017
(Sun)
23 Apr 2017
(Sun)
C2 Apr 2017
(Sun)
17 Apr 2017
(Mon)
Summer HolidaysA/ B / C9 July 2017
(Sun)
3 Sep 2017
(Sun)

School Year 2017-2018

School HolidaysZoneStartsFinishes
Autumn HolidaysA / B / C22 Oct 2017
(Sun)
5 Nov 2017
(Sun)
Christmas HolidaysA / B / C24 Dec 2017
(Sun)
7 Jan 2018
(Sun)
Winter HolidaysA11 Feb 2018
(Sun)
25 Feb 2018
(Sun)
B25 Feb 2018
(Sun)
11 Mar 2018
(Sun)
C18 Feb 2018
(Sun)
4 Mar 2018
(Sun)
Spring HolidaysA8 Apr 2018
(Sun)
22 Apr 2018
(Sun)
B22 Apr 2018
(Sun)
6 May 2018
(Sun)
C15 Apr 2018
(Sun)
29 Apr 2018
(Sun)
Summer HolidaysA/ B / C8 July 2018
(Sun)
2 Sep 2018
(Sun)

 

Visit education.gouv.fr for the original release for school calendar year 2017 and 2017-2018.