French Bank & School Holidays

By • Jul 15th, 2008 • Category: Tourism

School Holidays

Dates for the French school holidays for 2008 & 2009. Please note school holidays in France vary depending on the region.

The country is broken down into the following zones:
– Zone A includes Caen, Clermont-Ferrand, Grenoble, Lyon, Montpellier, Nancy-Metz, Nantes, Rennes and Toulouse
– Zone B includes Aix-Marseille, Amiens, Besançon, Dijon, Lille, Limoges, Nice, Orléans-Tours, Poitiers, Reims, Rouen, and Strasbourg
– Zone C includes Bordeaux, Créteil, Paris, and Versailles.

Zone A Zone B Zone C
Teachers’ back to school Monday, September 1st, 2008 Monday, September 1st, 2008 Monday, September 1st, 2008
Back to school date for pupils Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008 Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008 Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008
All Saints’ Holidays Saturday, October 25th – Thursday, November 6th, 2008 Saturday, October 25th – Thursday, November 6th, 2008 Saturday, October 25th – Thursday, November 6th, 2008
Christmas Saturday, December 20th – Monday, January 5th, 2009 Saturday, December 20th – Monday, January 5th, 2009 Saturday, December 20th – Monday, January 5th, 2009
Winter Holidays Saturday, February 7th – Monday, February 23rd, 2009 Saturday, February 21st – Monday, March 9th, 2009 Saturday, February 14th – Monday, March 2nd, 2009
Spring Holidays Saturday, April 4th – Monday, April 20th, 2009 Saturday, April 18th – Wednesday, May 4th, 2009 Saturday, April 11th – Monday, April 27th, 2009
Start of summer break Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

French Bank Holidays 2009

On the following days, all administrative offices, banks and shops are generally closed:
– Saturday, November 1st, 2008:  All Saints’ Day
– Tuesday, November 11th, 2008:  Remembrance Day
– Thursday, December 25th, 2008:  Christmas
– Thursday, January 1st, 2009:  New Year’s Day
– Monday, April 13th, 2009:  Easter
– Friday, May 1st, 2009:  Labour Day
– Friday, May 8th, 2009:  Victory Day
– Thursday, May 21st, 2009:  Ascension Day
– Tuesday, July 14th, 2009:  Bastille Day
– Saturday, August 15th, 2009:  Assumption
– Wednesday, November 11th, 2009:  Remembrance Day
– Friday, December 25th, 2009:  Christmas

Resource – France Guide

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