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France - schools (C zone) : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations


France - schools (C zone) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

Currency: Euro (EUR)
Internet domain: .fr - Telephone code: +33 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +1 (DST: yes)
European Truck Ban: 22:00 to 22:00 on Sundays, public holidays & vacations departures/returns
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

Saturday October 22, 2022All Saints (beginning)School holidays
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Monday November 7, 2022All Saints (end)School holidays
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Saturday December 17, 2022Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Tuesday January 3, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Saturday February 18, 2023Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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All Saints (beginning)

Saturday October 22, 2022
School holidays :

All Saints (end)

Monday November 7, 2022
School holidays :

Winter holiday (beginning)

Saturday December 17, 2022
School holidays :

Christmas holiday (end)

Tuesday January 3, 2023
School holidays :
Zone A: Besançon, Bordeaux, Clermont, Dijon, Grenoble, Limoges, Lyon, Poitiers
Zone B: Aix-Marseille, Amiens, Caen, Lille, fusion des régions Alsace, Lorraine, Champagne-Ardenne, Nantes, Nice, Orléans-Tours, Reims, Rennes, Rouen, Strasbourg
Zone C: Créteil, Montpellier, Paris, Toulouse, Versailles
calendar issued by the Ministry of Education - no school on Wednesday afternoon, but sometimes on Saturday morning
all study programs are aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
Number of teaching days: 163
School day duration: 8:00 hours
PISA ranking (average 493): 495
Schooling is mandatory till age 16
number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 620
No school on Wednesday afternoon & Saturday
Uniforms are not required, but religious dress of any kind is banned
QS Best Student Cities in Paris: #8
Paris-Saclay: Shanghai #13 -- Pierre and Marie Curie University - Paris ranking: Times Higher Education #--/QS ranking #131/Shanghai #39
Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL ranking: Times Higher Education #38/QS ranking #26/Shanghai maths #1 (in 2021)

Dates confirmed till Aug 2023; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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Winter holiday (beginning)

Saturday February 18, 2023
School holidays :