School and Public Holidays in France - 2016 & 2017

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School and Public Holidays in France - 2016 & 2017 fr

An outline of all public and school holidays in France until summer 2017.

Public holidays in France

  • January 1st (New Year's Day)
  • Good Friday (date changing, only in Alsace)
  • Easter Monday
  • May 1st (Labour Day)
  • May 8th (End of WWII in Europe)
  • Ascension (date changing)
  • July 14th (French national holiday)
  • August 15th (Assumption)
  • November 1st (All Saint's Day)
  • November 11th (Armistice Day)
  • December 25th (Christmas Day)
  • December 26th (Boxing Day, only in Alsace)

During the days mentioned above, all banks, public offices, shops etc. are closed.

School holidays

Tourist regions experience higher levels of trafic during school holidays, please bear that in mind and plan your travel times accordingly.

School holiday calendar 2016-2017

First school day for all zones: September 1st, 2016


Zone A

 

Besançon, Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Grenoble, Limoges, Lyon, Poitiers

 

Fall holidays: October 19th - November 3rd, 2016
Christmas holidays: December 17th, 2016 - January 3rd, 2017
Winter holidays: February 18th - March 6th, 2017
Spring holidays: April 15th - May 2nd, 2017
Beginning of the summer holidays: July 8th, 2017

 

Zone B

Aix-Marseille, Amiens, Caen, Lille, Nancy-Metz, Nantes, Nice, Orléans-Tours, Reims, Rennes, Rouen, Strasbourg


Fall holidays: October 19th - November 3rd, 2016
Christmas holidays: December 17th, 2016 - January 3rd, 2017
Winter holidays: February 11th - February 26th, 2017
Spring holidays: April 8th - April 24th, 2017
Beginning of the summer holidays: July 8th, 2017

Zone C


Créteil, Montpellier, Paris, Toulouse, Versailles

 

Fall holidays: October 19th - November 3rd, 2016
Christmas holidays: December 17th, 2016 - January 3rd, 2017
Winter holidays: February 4th - February 19th, 2017
Spring holidays: April 1st - April 18th, 2017

 Beginning of the summer holidays: July 8th, 2017

 


Last updated: November 24th, 2016