Planning a family getaway this ski season? It might be a good idea to schedule a holiday within the French school holiday dates, to make sure you've planned the best getaway for you and your family! There are multiple benefits of doing this - including dedicated children/family-friendly events and activities, as well as special peak date deals. These dates can get popular though, so best to get booked in quickly before accommodation sells out!
French School holidays use a different system to the UK, with different zones having their holidays at different times of the year. The dates listed below are correct at the time of writing.
UK School holidays 2022/2023
Monday 19th December 2022 - Monday 2nd January 2023
February Half-Term Holidays
Monday 13th February 2023 - Friday 17th February 2023
Friday 31st March 2023 - Friday 14th April 2023
(Easter holidays can vary across the UK, so please check with your child's school before booking)
French School holidays 2022/2023
All 3 zones: Sunday 18th December 2022 - Monday 2nd January 2023
February Half-Term Holidays
Zone A: Sunday 5th Feb 2023 - Sunday 19th Feb 2023
Zone B: Sunday 12th Feb 2023 - Sunday 26th Feb 2023
Zone C: Sunday 19th Feb 2023 - Sunday 5 Mar 2023
Zone A: Sunday 9th Apr 2023 - Sunday 23rd Apr 2023
Zone B: Friday 14th Apr 2023 - Monday 1st May 2023
Zone C: Sunday 23rd April 2023 - Monday 8th May 2023
French Zones include the following cities:
A: Caen, Clermont-Ferrand, Grenoble, Lyon, Montpellier, Nancy-Metz, Nantes, Rennes, Toulouse
B: Aix-Marseille, Amiens, Besançon, Dijon, Lille, Limoges, Nice, Orléans-Tours, Poitiers, Reims, Rouen, Strasbourg
C: Bordeaux, Créteil, Paris, Versailles
Please note, school dates are subject to change. Please check with your child's school before booking.
Peak Dates for the 2022/23 ski season
The main Christmas week skiing starts Saturday 24th December 2022 until Saturday 31st December 2022
New Year Skiing
The main New Year week skiing starts Saturday 31st December 2022 and Saturday 7th January 2023.
February Half-Term Skiing
February Half-Term commences Saturday 11th February 2023 and Saturday 18th February 2023 - as this is also when some French holiday weeks are, these dates will get booked up very quickly!
Easter skiing will mainly fall between Saturday 1st April 2023 and Saturday 15th April 2023 - although some private schools are from the week commencing 25th March 2023!
These dates are increasingly popular times to ski and with other European countries also on holiday these weeks will book up very quickly. To avoid disappointment, get in touch with us today to check availability and get your ski holiday booked!
If you're ready to explore your options for a wonderful winter break, our expert and award-winning team can help with planning the perfect holiday for you. Call us on 023 9283 9310, email on email@example.com, or you can request a quote and we'll be in touch.
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