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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 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 Holidays8 Jul 2022
(Fri)
31 Aug 2022
(Wed)

School Year 2022-2023

School HolidaysStartsFinishes
First Day of School1 Sep 2022
(Thu)
All Saints Holidays23 Oct 2022
(Sun)
6 Nov 2022
(Sun)
Christmas Holidays18 Dec 2022
(Sun)
2 Jan 2023
(Mon)
Winter Holidays (Zone A)*5 Feb 2023
(Sun)
19 Feb 2023
(Sun)
Winter Holidays (Zone B)*12 Feb 2023
(Sun)
26 Feb 2023
(Sun)
Winter Holidays (Zone C)*19 Feb 2023
(Sun)
5 Mar 2023
(Sun)
Spring Holidays (Zone A)*9 Apr 2023
(Sun)
23 Apr 2023
(Sun)
Spring Holidays (Zone B)*14 Apr 2023
(Fri)
1 May 2023
(Mon)
Spring Holidays (Zone C)*23 Apr 2023
(Sun)
8 May 2023
(Mon)
Summer Holidays9 Jul 2023
(Sun)

Please visit education.gouv.fr for the original release of the 2021-2022 approved calendar and 2022-2023 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