School and Public Holidays in France 2015-2016

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School and Public Holidays in France 2015-2016

School Districts and zones

The school districts in France are divided into 3 zones, each with their own dates for school holidays. Below you will find the cities within each zone, and the dates for their holidays.

  • Zone A: Caen, Clermont-Ferrand, Grenoble, Lyon, Montpellier, Nancy-Metz, Nantes, Rennes, Toulouse

All saints
From 17 October 2015
To 2 November 2015

Christmas
From 19 December 2015
To 4 January 2016

Winter
From 13 February 2016
To 29 February 2016

Spring
From 9 April 2016
To 25 April 2016

Summer
From 5 July 2016

  • Zone B: Aix-Marseille, Amiens, Besançon, Dijon, Lille, Limoges, Nice, Orléans-Tours, Poitiers, Reims, Rouen, Strasbourg

All saints
From 17 October 2015
To 2 November 2015

Christmas
From 19 December 2015
To 4 January 2016

Winter
From 6 February 2016
To 22 February 2016

Spring
From 2 April 2016
To 18 April 2016

Summer
From 5 July 2016

  • Zone C: Bordeaux, Créteil, Paris, Versailles

All saints
From 17 October 2015
To 2 November 2015

Christmas
From 19 December 2015
To 4 January 2016

Winter
From 20 February 2016
To 7 March 2016

Spring
From 16 April 2016
To 2 Mai 2016

Summer
From 5 July 2016

Bank Holidays

There are ten bank holidays in France:

  • 1st of January (New Year)
  • Easter Monday (celebrates the resurrection of Jesus)
  • 1st of May (Labor Day)
  • 8th of May (celebration of the end of World War II in Europe)
  • Ascension Thursday (Christ's Ascension)
  • 14th of July  (Bastille Day)
  • 15th of August  (Assumption)
  • 1st of November (All Saints)
  • 11th of November (Armistice)
  • 25th of December (Christmas)

On these days all governmental, and most administration departments, banks, and shops are closed.