Key dates in 2023

It’s never too early to start planning for your next holiday. We’re making it easier for you by listing the key dates in France and the UK for school holidays and public (or bank) holidays. See you soon!

2023 Public Holidays in France

Holiday Date
New Year’s Day: Sun, 1 January
Good Friday Fri, 7 April
Easter Monday Mon, 10 April
Labour Day Mon, 1 May
Victory Day Mon, 8 May
Ascension Day Thur, 28 May
Whit Monday Mon, 29 May
Bastille Day Fri, 14 July
Assumption Day Tue, 15 August
All Saints’ Day Wed, 1 November
Armistice Day Sat, 11 November
Christmas Day Mon, 25 December
St Stephen’s Day Tue, 26 December

Note: Good Friday and St Stephen’s Day are observed in Alsace and Moselle only.


2023 School Holidays in France

Winter holiday Zone A 4 Feb 19 Feb
Winter holiday Zone B 11 Feb 26 Feb
Winter holiday Zone C 18 Feb 5 Mar
Spring break Zone A 8 Apr 23 Apr
Spring break Zone B 15 Apr 1 May
Spring break Zone C 22 Apr 8 May
Summer holiday Zone A, B, C 8 Jul 1 Sept
Autumn break Zone A, B, C 20 Oct 5 Nov
Christmas holiday Zone A, B, C22 22 Dec 7 Jan ’24
  • Zone A: Besançon, Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Grenoble, Limoges, Lyon, Poitiers
  • Zone B: Aix-Marseille, Amiens, Caen, Lille, Nancy-Metz, Nantes, Nice, Orléans-Tours, Reims, Rennes, Rouen, Strasbourg
  • Zone C: Créteil, Montpellier, Paris, Toulouse, Versailles


2023 Bank Holidays in the UK:

Holiday Date Country
New Year’s Holiday Mon, 2 January All
St Patrick’s Day Fri, 17 March Northern Ireland
Good Friday Fri, 7 April All
Easter Monday Mon, 10 April England, Wales, Northern Ireland
Early May bank holiday Mon, 1 May All
Coronation of King Charles Mon, 8 May All
Spring bank holiday Mon, 29 May All
Battle of the Boyne Wed, 12 July Northern Ireland
Summer bank holiday Mon, 7 August Scotland
Summer bank holiday Mon, 28 August England, Wales, Northern Ireland
St Andrew’s Day Thur, 30 November Scotland
Christmas Day Mon, 25 December All
Boxing Day Tue, 26 December All


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