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    School and Public Holidays in France - 2013

    School Districts and zones

    The school districts in France are divided into 3 zones, each with their own dates for school holidays. Below you will find the cities within each zone, and the dates for their holidays.

    • Zone A:
      Caen, Clermont-Ferrand, Grenoble, Lyon, Montpellier, Nancy-Metz, Nantes, Rennes, Toulouse

    Christmas
    From 22 December 2012
    To 7 January 2013

    Winter
    From 23 February 2013
    To 11 March 2013

    Spring
    From 20 April 2013
    To 6 May 2013

    Summer 
    From 6 July 2013

    • Zone B:
      Aix-Marseille, Amiens, Besançon, Dijon, Lille, Limoges, Nice, Orléans-Tours, Poitiers, Reims, Rouen, Strasbourg

    Christmas
    From 22 December 2012
    To 7 January 2013

    Winter
    From 16 February 2013
    To 4 March 2013

    Spring
    From 13 April 2013
    To 29 April 2013

    Summer 
    From 6 July 2013

    • Zone C:
      Bordeaux, Créteil, Paris, Versailles

    Christmas
    From 22 December 2012
    To 7 January 2013

    Winter
    From 2 March 2013
    To 18 March 2013

    Spring
    From 27 April 2013
    To 13 May 2013

    Summer 
    From 6 July 2013

    Bank Holidays

    There are ten bank holidays in France:

    • 1st of January (New Year)
    • Easter Monday (celebrates the resurrection of Jesus)
    • 1st of May (Labor Day)
    • 8th of May (celebration of the end of World War II in Europe)
    • Ascension Thursday (Christ's Ascension)
    • 14th of July  (Bastille Day)
    • 15th of August  (Assumption)
    • 1st of November (All Saints)
    • 11th of November (Armistice)
    • 25th of December (Christmas)

    On these days all governmental, and most administration departments, banks, and shops are closed.

 
 
    tagged as : Metropolitan France
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