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French school holiday dates 

Check holiday dates for different parts of France.

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for   2021 - 2022

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For school-holiday purposes, France is divided into three zones: in recent years and for the coming years, all three zones have the same school holiday calendar from the start of the school year, in September, until the end of January. It is only the winter and spring holidays that differ - mainly in order to spread the season for French winter sports resorts.  
   One excellent time to visit France is in the late summer and Autumn, between the start of the school year and the Toussaint holiday.
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2021 - 2022 French school holiday calendar

SW and Central France from the Atlantic coast to the Swiss border
Northern France, from the Loire Valley to Alsace, excluding Paris area,  + Provence
Greater Paris and Central southern France - Occitanie
Start of the summer holiday Tuesday 6th July 2021  
Autumn term starts Thursday 2nd September 2021
Toussaint - half term holiday period From Saturday 23rd October 2021
to Sunday 7th November 2021 inclusive 
Christmas holidays From  Friday 17th or Saturday 18th December after classes
to Sunday 2nd January 2022 inclusive
Winter holiday Saturday 12th Feb 2022  to Sunday 27th Feb 2022 Saturday 5th February 2022
to Sunday 20th Feb 2022
Saturday 19th February 2022
to Sunday 6th March 2022
Spring holiday Saturday 16th April 2022 to Sunday 1st May 2022 Saturday 9th April 2022 to Sunday 24th April 2022 Saturday 23rd April 2022 to Sunday 8th May 2022
Ascension weekend Thursday 13th May to Sunday 16th May 2022 inclusive
Start of the summer holiday Thursday 8th July 2022

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The French school holiday calendar.  
For school holiday dates, France is divided into three parts. Knowing when French schools are out can be useful information when it comes to choosing when to travel to France.
   For French bank holiday dates, visit the week planner.
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