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French School Holidays – Up-to-date Calendar

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French School holidays dates by zone for 2020/2021

French school holidays zones
French school holidays zones

French School Holidays dates:

1- Apply to Metropolitan France ( Corsica and overseas departments and territories are different.)

2- Summer, Autumn and Christmas holidays dates are the same.

3- Winter and Spring holidays dates are different according to the regions, which are divided in three areas: Zones A, B, C

N.B. Dates below show the 1st day and the last day of the holidays

2020 French School holidays dates

2020 Zone A

Winter: Sat 22Feb - Sun 8March
Spring: Sat 18Apr - Sun 3May

2020 Zone B

Winter: Sat 15Feb - Sun 1March
Spring: Sat 11Apr - Sun 26Apr

2012 Zone C

Winter: Sat 8Feb - Sun 23Feb
Spring: Sat 4Apr - Sun 19Apr

Dates common to 3 zones in 2020:

Ascension weekend: Thurs 21May - Sun 24May
Summer holidays: Sat 4 July -Mon 31 Aug
Autumn Holidays: Sat 17Oct - Sun 1Nov
Christmas Holidays: Sat 19Dec - Sun 3Jan 2021

2021 French School holidays dates

2020 Zone A

Winter: Sat 6Feb - Sun 21Feb
Spring: Sat 10Apr - Sun 25Apr

2020 Zone B

Winter: Sat 20Feb - Sun 7Mar
Spring: Sat 24Apr - Sun 9May

2012 Zone C

Winter: Sat 13Feb - Sun 28Feb
Spring: Sat 17Apr - Sun 2May

Dates common to 3 zones in 2021:

Ascension weekend: Thu 13May - Sun 16May
Summer holidays start on Wednesday 7Jul

Don't forget to check the French Public Holidays Dates

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