Public holidays & school vacations – France 2019 – 2020

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This is our overview of public holidays and school vacations in France for 2019 and beyond. We will continiously update our overview when new school vacations are announced. The public holidays don’t change unless we spot errors. The school vacations and public holidays are also incorporated in our daily crowd prediction.

Public holidays in France 2019-2020

DatePublic holidayNational or local
01/01/2019New Year’s Day (Jour de l’an)National
22/04/2019Easter Monday (Lundi de Pâques)National
01/05/2019Labour Day (Fête de Travail)National
08/05/2019VE Day (Victoire 1945)National
30/05/2019Ascension Day (Ascension)National
10/06/2019Whit Monday (Lundi de Pentecôte)National
14/07/2019Bastille Day (Fête nationale)National
15/08/2019Assumption of Mary (Assomption)National
01/11/2019All Saint’s Day (Touissant)National
11/11/2019Armistice Day (Armistice 1918)National
25/12/2019Christmas Day (Noë)National
01/01/2020New Year’s Day (Jour de l’an)National
13/04/2020Easter Monday (Lundi de Pâques)National
01/05/2020Labour Day (Fête de Travail)National
08/05/2020VE Day (Victoire 1945)National
21/05/2020Ascension Day (Ascension)National
01/06/2020Whit Monday (Lundi de Pentecôte)National
14/07/2020Bastille Day (Fête nationale)National
15/08/2020Assumption of Mary (Assomption)National
01/11/2020All Saint’s Day (Touissant)National
11/11/2020Armistice Day (Armistice 1918)National
25/12/2020Christmas DayNational
01/01/2021New Year’s Day (Jour de l’an)National
05/04/2021Easter Monday (Lundi de Pâques)National
01/05/2021Labour Day (Fête de Travail)National
08/05/2021VE Day (Victoire 1945)National
13/05/2021Ascension Day (Ascension)National
24/05/2021Whit Monday (Lundi de Pentecôte)National
14/07/2021Bastille Day (Fête nationale)National
15/08/2021Assumption of Mary (Assomption)National
01/11/2021All Saint’s Day (Touissant)National
11/11/2021Armistice Day (Armistice 1918)National
25/12/2021Christmas DayNational

School vacations in France 2019-2020

VacationStart DateEnd DateNational or regional (limited)Regions (if applicable)
Christmas Holidays23/12/201806/01/2019National 
Winter Holidays17/02/201903/03/2019LimitedZone A (Besançon, Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Grenoble, Limoges, Lyon, Poitiers)
Winter Holidays24/02/201910/03/2019LimitedZone C (Créteil, Montpellier, Paris, Toulouse, Versailles)
Winter Holidays10/02/201924/02/2019LimitedZone B (Aix-Marseille, Amiens, Caen, Lille, Nancy-Metz, Nantes, Nice, Orléans-Tours, Reims, Rennes, Rouen, Strasbourg)
Spring Holidays07/04/201922/04/2019LimitedZone B (Aix-Marseille, Amiens, Caen, Lille, Nancy-Metz, Nantes, Nice, Orléans-Tours, Reims, Rennes, Rouen, Strasbourg)
Spring Holidays14/04/201928/04/2019LimitedZone A (Besançon, Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Grenoble, Limoges, Lyon, Poitiers)
Spring Holidays21/04/201905/05/2019LimitedZone C (Créteil, Montpellier, Paris, Toulouse, Versailles)
Summer Holidays07/07/201901/09/2019National 
Autumn Holidays21/10/201901/11/2019National 
All Saints Holidays20/10/201903/11/2019National 
Christmas Holidays22/12/201905/01/2020National 
Winter Holidays09/02/202023/02/2020LimitedZone C (Créteil, Montpellier, Paris, Toulouse, Versailles)
Winter Holidays16/02/202001/03/2020LimitedZone B (Aix-Marseille, Amiens, Caen, Lille, Nancy-Metz, Nantes, Nice, Orléans-Tours, Reims, Rennes, Rouen, Strasbourg)
Winter Holidays23/02/202008/03/2020LimitedZone A (Besançon, Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Grenoble, Limoges, Lyon, Poitiers)
Spring Holidays05/04/202019/04/2020LimitedZone C (Créteil, Montpellier, Paris, Toulouse, Versailles)
Spring Holidays12/04/202026/04/2020LimitedZone B (Aix-Marseille, Amiens, Caen, Lille, Nancy-Metz, Nantes, Nice, Orléans-Tours, Reims, Rennes, Rouen, Strasbourg)
Spring Holidays19/04/202003/05/2020LimitedZone A (Besançon, Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Grenoble, Limoges, Lyon, Poitiers)
Summer Holidays05/07/2020no date yetNational 

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