School holidays in France are organised according to three “holiday zones”, A, B and C,  in order to manage the flow of French holidaymakers.

Our region comes under zone C (Montpellier)

French school holidays, school holidays in France, vacances scolaires 2023 - 2024

ZONE A

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


4th September – Rentrée (return to school after summer hols)
21st October – 6th November –
Toussant. Half term
23rd December – 8th January 2024 – Christmas hols
17th February – 4th March 2024– February half term term
13th – 29th  April  2024 – Easter holiday
6th July 2024 – Start of summer holiday

ZONE B

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

4th September – Rentrée (return to school after summer hols)
21st October – 6th November –
Toussant. Half term
23rd December – 8th January 2024 – Christmas hols
24th – 11th March  2024 – February half term term
20th  April  – 6th May 2024 – Easter holiday
6th July 2024 – Start of summer holiday

ZONE C

Créteil, Montpellier, Paris, Toulouse, Versailles.

4th September – Rentrée (return to school after summer hols)
21st October – 6th November – Toussant. Half term
23rd December – 8th January 2024 – Christmas hols
10th – 26th February 2024 – February half term term
6th – 22nd April 2024 – Easter holiday
6th July 2024 – Start of summer holiday

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