School holidays 2022

SCHOOL VACATION. If the summer school holidays are coming to an end, it is already time to anticipate the year to come.

[Mise à jour du mercredi 24 août 2022 à 09h29] You regret the end of the summer holidays, and if it was the perfect opportunity to project yourself on the year to come and stall your next holidays? Officially, the children go back to school from Thursday, September 1st. For an autumnal break, it will be necessary to wait for the school holidays of All Saints. This year, they start on October 22 and end on November 7, regardless of the zone. Want to know more ? Consult our dedicated article without further delay to find out your schedule.

What is the 2022-2023 school holiday calendar?

It is advisable to consult the calendar of school holidays to better anticipate the coming year. School holiday dates depend on the area where the school is locatedbut some holiday periods are similar for all students in mainland France:

  • Back to school: Thursday, September 1, 2022
  • All Saints holidays: from October 22 to November 7, 2022
  • Christmas holidays: from December 17, 2022 to January 3, 2023
  • Winter holidays: February 4 to February 20, 2023 for zone A, February 11 to February 27, 2023 for zone B and February 18 to March 6, 2023 for zone C
  • Spring holidays: from Saturday April 8 to April 24, 2023 for zone A, from April 15 to May 2, 2023 for zone B, and from April 22 to May 9, 2023 for zone C
  • Start of summer vacation: July 8, 2023

The academies of Corsica and overseas territories have specific calendars that can be viewed here.

What are the dates of the 2022-2023 school holidays for zone A?

Zone A corresponds to the academies of Besançon, Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Grenoble, Limoges, Lyon and Poitiers. They are the first to enjoy winter break and spring break.

Dates of school holidays in zone A
Back to School Thursday, September 1, 2022
All Saints holidays From Saturday 22 October to 7 November 2022
Christmas vacation From Saturday 17 December 2022 to 3 January 2023
Winter vacation From Saturday February 4 to February 20, 2023
Spring Break From Saturday April 8 to April 24, 2023
Summer holidays Saturday July 8, 2023

What are the dates of the 2022-2023 school holidays for zone B?

Zone B includes the academies of Amiens, Aix-Marseille, Caen, Lille, Nancy-Metz, Nantes, Nice, Orléans-Tours, Reims, Rennes, Rouen and Strasbourg.

Dates of school holidays in zone B
Back to School Thursday, September 1, 2022
All Saints holidays From Saturday 22 October to 7 November 2022
Christmas vacation From Saturday 17 December 2022 to 3 January 2023
Winter vacation From Saturday February 11 to February 27, 2023
Spring Break From Saturday April 15 to May 2, 2023
Summer holidays Saturday July 8, 2023

What are the dates of the 2022-2023 school holidays for zone C?

Zone C corresponds to the academies of Créteil, Montpellier, Paris, Toulouse and Versailles. Zone C students are the last to take advantage of winter break and spring break.

Dates of school holidays in zone B
Back to School Thursday, September 1, 2022
All Saints holidays From Saturday 22 October to 7 November 2022
Christmas vacation From Saturday 17 December 2022 to 3 January 2023
Winter vacation From Saturday February 18 to March 6, 2023
Spring Break From Saturday 22 April to 9 May 2023
Summer holidays Saturday July 8, 2023

Which zone for school holidays?

The dates of certain school holidays will depend on the zone in which the school is located. Metropolitan France is divided into three zones: the A-zones, B and C.

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

To find out which academy each establishment depends on, you can go to the website of Ministry of Education.

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