School and Public Holidays in France - 2017 & 2018

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School and Public Holidays in France - 2017 & 2018 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 2017-2018

First school day for all zones: September 4st, 2017


Zone A

 

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

 

Fall holidays: October 21th - November 6rd, 2017 
Christmas holidays: December 23th, 2017 - January 8rd, 2018 
Winter holidays: February 10th - 26th, 2018
Spring holidays: April 7th- 23th, 2018
Beginning of the summer holidays: July 7th, 2018

 

Zone B

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


Fall holidays: October 21th - November 6rd, 2017
Christmas holidays: December 23th, 2017 - January 8th, 2018
Winter holidays: February 24th - Mars 12th, 2018 
Spring holidays: April 21th - Mai 7th, 2018 
Beginning of the summer holidays: July 7th, 2018

Zone C


Créteil, Montpellier, Paris, Toulouse, Versailles

 

Fall holidays: October 21th - November 6rd, 2017

Christmas holidays: December 23th, 2017 - January 8th, 2018
Winter holidays: February 17th - Mars 5th, 2018 
Spring holidays: April 14th - April 30th, 2018

 Beginning of the summer holidays: July 7th, 2018

 


Last updated: April 16th, 2018