WITH summer coming to an end, and la rentrée fast approaching, school children will soon be heading back to class with the doors opening on Monday 4 September, 2023.
The school holiday dates for the year are outlined below, and while the dates mention Saturday that is for the last date should lessons take place, in most cases it will be the Friday the day before that school finishes.
Vacances de la Toussaint 2023
End of class, Saturday 21 October, 2023
Start day, Monday 6 November, 2022
Vacances de Noël 2023
End of class, Saturday 23 December, 2023
Start day, Monday 8 January, 2024
A key feature of the calendrier scolaire is the different dates for holidays amongst the different educational zones in France.
The three distinct zones when it comes to the dates of when classes break up are:
Zone A: Académies de Besançon, Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Grenoble, Limoges, Lyon, Poitiers
Zone B: Académies d’Aix-Marseille, Amiens, Lille, Nancy-Metz, Nantes, Nice, Normandie, Orléans-Tours, Reims, Rennes, Strasbourg
Zone C: Académies de Créteil, Montpellier, Paris, Toulouse, Versailles
And the division of schools regions comes into play during the mid-winter and Easter holidays.
|France||Zone A||Zone B||Area C||Corsica|
|Back to school||Monday 4 September 2023||Tuesday, September 5, 2023|
|Holidays of All Saints’ Day||From Saturday, October 21, to Monday, November 6, 2023|
|Christmas holidays||From Saturday, December 23, 2023 to Monday, January 8, 2024|
|Winter holidays||From Saturday, February 17 to Monday, March 4, 2024||From Saturday, February 24, to Monday, March 11, 2024||From Saturday, February 10, to Monday, February 26, 2024||From Saturday, February 24, to Monday, March 11, 2024|
|Spring holidays||From Saturday, April 13, to Monday, April 29, 2024||From Saturday, April 20, to Monday, May 6, 2024||From Saturday, April 6, to Monday, April 22, 2024||From Saturday, April 27, to Tuesday, May 13, 2024|
|Summer holidays||Saturday, July 6, 2024|
Last Updated on 24 August, 2023.