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France School Holidays 2024 and 2025

This page contains a calendar of all 2024 and 2025 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 2023-2024

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School4 Sep 2023
(Mon)
All Saints Holidays22 Oct 2023
(Sun)
5 Nov 2023
(Sun)
Christmas Holidays24 Dec 2023
(Sun)
7 Jan 2024
(Sun)
Winter Holidays (Zone C)*11 Feb 2024
(Sun)
25 Feb 2024
(Sun)
Winter Holidays (Zone A)*18 Feb 2024
(Sun)
3 Mar 2024
(Sun)
Winter Holidays (Zone B)*25 Feb 2024
(Sun)
10 Mar 2024
(Sun)
Spring Holidays (Zone C)*7 Apr 2024
(Sun)
21 Apr 2024
(Sun)
Spring Holidays (Zone A)*14 Apr 2024
(Sun)
28 Apr 2024
(Sun)
Spring Holidays (Zone B)*21 Apr 2024
(Sun)
5 May 2024
(Sun)
Summer Holidays7 Jul 2024
(Sun)
1 Sep 2024
(Sun)

School Year 2024-2025

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School2 Sep 2024
(Mon)
All Saints Holidays20 Oct 2024
(Sun)
3 Nov 2024
(Sun)
Christmas Holidays22 Dec 2024
(Sun)
5 Jan 2025
(Sun)
Winter Holidays (Zone B)*9 Feb 2025
(Sun)
23 Feb 2025
(Sun)
Winter Holidays (Zone C)*16 Feb 2025
(Sun)
2 Mar 2025
(Sun)
Winter Holidays (Zone A)*23 Feb 2025
(Sun)
9 Mar 2025
(Sun)
Spring Holidays (Zone B)*6 Apr 2025
(Sun)
21 Apr 2025
(Mon)
Spring Holidays (Zone C)*13 Apr 2025
(Sun)
27 Apr 2025
(Sun)
Spring Holidays (Zone A)*20 Apr 2025
(Sun)
4 May 2025
(Sun)
Summer Holidays6 Jul 2025
(Sun)

Please visit education.gouv.fr for the original release of the 2023-2024 approved calendar and 2024-2025 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