2016-17 School holiday calendar
Ensure you avoid the crowds
Avoid booking your next ski break in the midst of busy school holidays!
Click this link to view the 2016-17 provisional European school holiday calendar and plan your stay to avoid the weeks when lots of countries are on holiday at once.
During winter 2016/17, the busiest periods will be :
- Christmas & New Year holidays 24/12/16-07/01/17 (all European schools on holiday)
- Half term holidays week 1 – 11-18/02/17 (zone B & C France, UK)
- Half term holidays week 2 – 18-25/02/17 (zone A+B France, UK, Netherlands)
If you have a choice, we do recommend holidaying outside of these dates, as French ski resorts will be particularly busy.
NB – French holidays are planned each year according to zones, in order that different parts of the country are on holidays at different times. The country is split into 3 zones that holiday at different times.
- French zone A – all schools from Caen, Clermont-Ferrand, Grenoble, Lyon, Montpellier, Nancy-Metz, Nantes, Rennes and Toulouse
- French zone B – all schools from Aix-Marseille, Amiens, Besançon, Dijon, Lille, Limoges, Nice, Orléans-Tours, Poitiers, Reims, Rouen and Strasbourg
- French zone C – Bordeaux, Créteil, Paris and Versailles ***when zone C is on holiday, French ski resorts become exceptionally busy***
View the holiday calendar
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