School holidays France

Are you looking for the date of a specific school holiday in France? On holiday-calender.net you will find the school holidays in primary and general secondary education for the 2011/2012 school year.

School holidays France 2011-2012

School holiday Primary education General secondary education
Starting date of students’ school year 5 September 2011 5 September 2011
End of students’ school year 5 July 2012 5 July 2012
Autumn holidays 1 ½ week
22 October – 3 November 2011
1 ½ week
22 October – 3 November 2011
Christmas/New Year 2 weeks
17 December 2011 –
3 January 2012
2 weeks
17 December 2011 –
3 January 2012
Winter/Carnival 2 weeks
11 – 27 February 2012
(zone A)
25 February – 12 March 2012
(zone B)
18 February – 5 March 2012
(zone C)
2 weeks
11 – 27 February 2012
(zone A)
25 February – 12 March 2012
(zone B)
18 February – 5 March 2012
(zone C)
Spring/Easter 2 weeks
7 – 23 April 2012 (zone A)
21 April – 7 May 2012 (zone B)
14 – 30 April 2012 (zone C)
2 weeks
7 – 23 April 2012 (zone A)
21 April – 7 May 2012 (zone B)
14 – 30 April 2012 (zone C)
Third term - -
Summer 9 weeks
5 July – 4 September 2012
9 weeks
5 July – 4 September 2012
Public/religious holidays The following dates are
regarded as public holidays by
all institutions:
1 November 2011
11 November 2011
9 April 2012
1 May 2012
8 May 2012
17 May 2012
28 May 2012
The following dates are regarded
as public holidays by all
institutions:
1 November 2011
11 November 2011
9 April 2012
1 May 2012
8 May 2012
17 May 2012
28 May 2012
Starting date of teachers’
school year
2 September 2011 2 September 2011
End of teachers’ school year Not 5 July 2012 5 July 2012

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

Source: Eurydice