what are the dates and what is your area?

A new school year is fast approaching. To better plan things, we invite you to discover now the school calendar for the year 2022-2023 and especially the holidays planned in zones A, B and C. Details.

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The Ministry of National Education maps the school holiday zones according to the school academies. The latest division of the zones follows the territorial reform which redesigned certain French administrative regions. The purpose of the zones is to avoid that within the same region, academies have different school holiday dates.

Zone A: Besançon, Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Grenoble, Limoges, Lyon, Poitiers
Zone B: Aix-Marseille, Amiens, Caen, Lille, Nancy-Metz, Nantes, Nice, Orléans-Tours, Reims, Rennes, Rouen, Strasbourg
Zone C: Paris, Créteil, Versailles, Montpellier, Toulouse

You can download the 2022-2023 school calendar here in PDF format.

Back to school 2022 for all areas: Thursday, September 1, 2022
All Saints holidays: from Saturday October 22, 2022 to Monday November 7, 2022
Christmas holidays: from Saturday December 17, 2022 to Tuesday January 3, 2023

Winter vacation :
Zone A – Saturday February 4 to Monday February 20
Zone B – Saturday February 11 to Monday February 27
Zone C – Saturday February 18 to Monday March 6

Spring Break :
Zone A – Saturday April 8 to Monday April 24
Zone B – Saturday April 15 to Monday May 2
Zone C – Saturday April 22 to Monday May 9

Summer holidays for all zones: Saturday July 8, 2023

For this school year, students have 6 public holidays:

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First World War Armistice: Friday, November 11, 2022
Easter Monday: Monday April 10, 2023
Labor Day: Monday, May 1, 2023
End of the Second World War: Monday, May 8, 2023
Ascension: Thursday, May 18, 2023. Students will also make the Ascension Bridge on May 19 and vaqueront on May 20, as specified by the Ministry of Education.
Whit Monday: May 28, 2023

Other days are public holidays but fall during school holidays.