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France School Holidays 2018 and 2019

This page contains a calendar of all 2018 and 2019 school holidays dates for 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 2018/2019

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
All Saints Holidays21 Oct 2018
(Sun)
4 Nov 2018
(Sun)
Christmas Holidays23 Dec 2018
(Sun)
6 Jan 2019
(Sun)
Winter Holidays (Zone B)*10 Feb 2019
(Sun)
24 Feb 2019
(Sun)
Winter Holidays (Zone A)*17 Feb 2019
(Sun)
3 Mar 2019
(Sun)
Winter Holidays (Zone C)*24 Feb 2019
(Sun)
10 Mar 2019
(Sun)
Spring Holidays (Zone B)*7 Apr 2019
(Sun)
22 Apr 2019
(Mon)
Spring Holidays (Zone A)*14 Apr 2019
(Sun)
28 Apr 2019
(Sun)
Spring Holidays (Zone C)*21 Apr 2019
(Sun)
5 May 2019
(Sun)
Summer Holidays7 Jul 2019
(Sun)
1 Sep 2019
(Sun)

Visit education.gouv.fr for the original releases for school year 2018/2019.

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
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