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France School Holidays 2020 and 2021

This page contains a calendar of all 2020 and 2021 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)
Ascension Holidays13 May 2021
(Thu)
16 May 2021
(Sun)
Summer Holidays7 Jul 2021
(Wed)

Please visit education.gouv.fr for the original release of the 2020-2021 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