School holidays: here is the only zone that is favored by the 2022

School holidays are over! The start of the school year rang since September 1, 2022. The school calendar was of course published, several months ago. This is the time for parents to know the periods of leave.

It should be clarified from the outset that these dates differ depending on the area where your child goes to school. It must be recognized that this time, the school calendar favors a particular area. Find out in this article which one and why.

What are the 3 zones for school holidays?

As you know, there are three zones. School calendar holidays are distributed according to these. If you want to know which zone your child is in, here is a quick summary.

Apart from pupils studying in French overseas territories, such as Réunion or Martinique, French schools are divided into 3 distinct areas :

1. Area A.

It includes the academies of:

  • Besancon
  • Bordeaux
  • Clermont Ferrand
  • Dijon
  • Grenoble
  • Limoges
  • Lyons
  • Poitiers

2. Area B

It includes the academies of:

  • Aix-Marseille
  • Amiens
  • Caen
  • Lille
  • Nancy-Metz
  • Nantes
  • Nice
  • Orleans-Tours
  • Reims
  • reindeer
  • Rouen
  • Strasbourg

3. Area C

It includes the academies of:

  • Creteil
  • Montpellier
  • Paris
  • Toulouse
  • Versailles

The most favored zone by the calendar

We won’t make you wait any longer, the most favored area by the school calendar is zone B. For good reason, it is the only zone that has kept all its public holidays, as well as its bridges. School holidays in this area will be full.

Source: Pexel

For example, parents and their students will be able to plan family weekends to visit Lake Sainte-Croix. According to our colleagues from the Aufeminin media, it is the favorite lake of the French.

On the other hand, if zone B can take full advantage of its bridges and a regular alternation between school holidays and school, the other areas seem disadvantaged.

The most disadvantaged zone A?

After carefully scrutinizing the new school calendar, zone A seems to be at a disadvantage compared to the others. Like what, she seems to be the only one not enjoying a vacation period balanced school and school.

For zone A, there is an alternation between very long and very short courses. The norm for younger pupils and teenagers are school holidays which fall every six weeks. Alas, this is not the case in Zone A for this school year.

The proof, in the calendar, the pupils of this zone will work during 4 weeks between Christmas and the winter holidays. While between the April holidays and the summer holidays, they will have 10 weeks of lessons! In addition, Easter Monday falls in the middle of school holidays.

They will not benefit from this bridge which is not the case for example for zone B. The pupils of zone A will not be able to rest only on May 1 and 8 and the ascent. Moments that are already close to the summer holidays. What about in zone C?

School holidays in zone C

For zone C, compared to zone B, it also represents some disadvantages. Students will be able to enjoy a bridge for Easter Monday. That said, the May Day weekend falls in the middle of spring break. As for the winter holidays, these will be delayed in March.

This delay poses a problem for ski enthusiasts and toboggan fans. Indeed, at this month of the year, students and their parents will miss the season when snow covers the mountain peaks. An increasingly rare practicebut existing.

Similar dates for all zones

Certainly, zone B is favored over the others. However, we would like to point out that in terms of the number of school holiday days, there is very little difference. Moreover, there are also certain periods which are the same everywhere in the areas.

Source: Pexel

Here are a few:

  • All Saints holidays: October 22, 2022 to November 7, 2022
  • Christmas holidays: December 17, 2022 to January 3, 2023.

Something else marks the calendar for the 2022-2023 school year. What differentiates this school year calendar former, is that there is only one bridge in the year. Here is what is stated on the official website of the Ministry of Education:

“For the year 2022-2023, classes will start on Friday May 19, 2023 and Saturday May 20, 2023.”



School holidays: here is the only zone that is favored by the 2022-2023 calendar!