School and Public Holidays in France - 2018/ 2019

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School and Public Holidays in France - 2018/ 2019 fr

An outline of all public and school holidays in France until summer 2018.

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 2018-2019

First school day for all zones: September 3st, 2018


Zone A

 

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

 

Fall holidays: October 20th - November 4rd, 2018 
Christmas holidays: December 22th, 2018 - January 6rd, 2019 
Winter holidays: February 16th - Mars 3th, 2019 
Spring holidays: April 13th- 28th, 2019 
Beginning of the summer holidays: July 6th, 2019

 

Zone B

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


Fall holidays: October 20th - November 4rd, 2018 
Christmas holidays: December 22th, 2018 - January 6rd, 2019 
Winter holidays: February 9th - 24th, 2019 
Spring holidays: April 6th -  22th, 2019 
Beginning of the summer holidays: July 6th, 2019

Zone C


Créteil, Montpellier, Paris, Toulouse, Versailles

 

Fall holidays: October 20th - November 4rd, 2018 
Christmas holidays: December 22th, 2018 - January 6rd, 2019 

Winter holidays: February 23th - Mars 11th, 2019 
Spring holidays: April 20th - May 5th, 2019

Beginning of the summer holidays: July 6th, 2019

 


Last updated: October 15th, 2018