"C'est les vacances" ("It's the Holidays/Vacations") is a 2005 song recorded by the French singer Ilona Mitrecey. It was released as second single from her debut album, Un Monde parfait, on 19 July 2005. It was a great success in several countries, including France, Belgium (Wallonia) and Switzerland, although it did not manage to reach number-one.
"C'est les vacances" had a great success in France, but failed to achieve the same huge performance of Ilona's previous single, "Un Monde parfait". It went straight to number three on 25 July 2005, where it stayed for two weeks, then peaked at number two, thus surpassing "Un Monde parfait". However, this single managed to reach number two again, and "C'est les vacances" dropped to number three where it remained for three consecutive weeks, then was number four for four weeks. Thereafter, the single continued to decline. It spent twelve weeks in the top ten, 21 weeks in the top 50 and 29 weeks in the top 100.
The SNEP revealed the song was the fourth best-selling single during the first nine months of 2005, and the seventh one of the year. As of August 2014, it is the 41st best-selling single of the 21st century in France, with 451,000 units sold.
In Belgium (Wallonia), the single debuted at number 27 on 16 July on the Ultratop 40 Singles Chart, then jumped to number six. Two weeks later, the song reached a peak at number three where it stayed for four non-consecutive weeks. It totaled twelve weeks in the top ten and 17 weeks on the chart (top 40).
In Switzerland, the single was listed for 27 weeks, from 31 July 2005 to 8 January 2006. It started at number nine and reached a peak at number six for two non-consecutive weeks.
"C'est les vacances" had moderate success in Germany, where it peaked at number 61.