Start Planning
France
School Holidays

France School Holidays 2021 and 2022

This page contains a calendar of all 2021 and 2022 school holidays in France. These dates are unlikely to be modified by the Ministry of National Education. However, please check back regularly for any updates that may occur.

School Year 2020-2021

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School1 Sep 2020
(Tue)
All Saints Holidays18 Oct 2020
(Sun)
1 Nov 2020
(Sun)
Christmas Holidays20 Dec 2020
(Sun)
3 Jan 2021
(Sun)
Winter Holidays (Zone A)*7 Feb 2021
(Sun)
21 Feb 2021
(Sun)
Winter Holidays (Zone C)*14 Feb 2021
(Sun)
28 Feb 2021
(Sun)
Winter Holidays (Zone B)*21 Feb 2021
(Sun)
7 Mar 2021
(Sun)
Spring Holidays (Zone A)*11 Apr 2021
(Sun)
25 Apr 2021
(Sun)
Spring Holidays (Zone C)*18 Apr 2021
(Sun)
2 May 2021
(Sun)
Spring Holidays (Zone B)*25 Apr 2021
(Sun)
9 May 2021
(Sun)
Summer Holidays7 Jul 2021
(Wed)
1 Sep 2021
(Wed)

School Year 2021-2022

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School2 Sep 2021
(Thu)
All Saints Holidays24 Oct 2021
(Sun)
7 Nov 2021
(Sun)
Christmas Holidays19 Dec 2021
(Sun)
2 Jan 2022
(Sun)
Winter Holidays (Zone B)*6 Feb 2022
(Sun)
20 Feb 2022
(Sun)
Winter Holidays (Zone A)*13 Feb 2022
(Sun)
27 Feb 2022
(Sun)
Winter Holidays (Zone C)*20 Feb 2022
(Sun)
6 Mar 2022
(Sun)
Spring Holidays (Zone B)*10 Apr 2022
(Sun)
24 Apr 2022
(Sun)
Spring Holidays (Zone A)*17 Apr 2022
(Sun)
1 May 2022
(Sun)
Spring Holidays (Zone C)*24 Apr 2022
(Sun)
8 May 2022
(Sun)
Summer Holidays7 Jul 2022
(Thu)

Please visit education.gouv.fr for the original release of the 2020-2021 approved calendar and 2021-2022 approved calendar.

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 holidays and spring holidays.

  • 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