School and Public Holidays in France 2017-2018

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School and Public Holidays in France 2017-2018

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

All Saints
From October 22, 2017
To November 5, 2017

Christmas
From December 24, 2017
To January 7, 2018

Winter
From February 11, 2018
To February 25, 2018

Spring
From April 5, 2018
To April 22, 2018

Summer
From July 8, 2018

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

All saints
From October 22, 2017
To November 5, 2017

Christmas
From December 24, 2017
To January 7, 2018

Winter
From February 25, 2018
To March 11, 2018

Spring
From April 22, 2018
To May 6, 2018

Summer
From July 8, 2018

  • Zone C: Créteil, Montpellier, Paris, Toulouse, Versailles

All saints
From October 22, 2017
To November 5, 2017

Christmas
From December 24, 2017
To January 7, 2018

Winter
From February 18, 2018
To March 4, 2018

Spring
From April 15, 2018
To April 29, 2018

Summer
From July 8, 2018

Bank Holidays

There are ten bank holidays in France:

  • 1st of January (New Year)
  • Easter Monday (celebrates the resurrection of Jesus) (April 3)
  • 1st of May (Labor Day)
  • 8th of May (VE Day: celebration of the end of World War II in Europe)
  • Ascension Thursday (Christ's Ascension) (May 10)
  • 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.