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School holidays in France in 2020

List of the school holidays in France for 2020.

16 May 2019

Did you know? School holidays in France depend on the area location. For example, school holidays for pupils in Paris are different to those in Lyon or in Nice...

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

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

Area C  - Academies: Créteil, Montpellier, Paris, Toulouse, Versailles

Dividing school holidays like this makes it possible to extend winter and spring holiday periods over four weeks, extending tourism seasons in popular resorts - especially winter sports holidays - and alleviating traffic.

Vacances d'hiver (Winter Holidays)

  • Area A: February 22, 2020 - March 9, 2020
  • Area B: February 15, 2020 - March 2, 2020
  • Area C: February 8, 2020 - February 24, 2020

Vacances de printemps (Spring Holidays)

  • Area A: April 18, 2020 - May 4, 2020
  • Area B: April 11, 2020 - April 27, 2020
  • Area C: April 4, 2020 - April 20, 2020

Vacances d'été (Summer Holidays) - July 4, 2020

Pupils will return to school on September 1.

Toussaint (for all areas):

October 17, 2020 - November 2, 2020

Christmas (for all areas):

December 19, 2020 - January 4, 2021

For more information, click here to proceed to the official French educational website.

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