French School Holidays in Brittany

The school calendar for Bretagne: when schools of Brittany close for vacations and the children are on holiday. The calendar includes the dates of summer holidays, half-term, the spring break and the Christmas break...

These are the dates for Government School Calendar in Zone B which includes all areas of Brittany: Côtes d'Armor (22), Finistère (29), Ille et Vilaine (35) and Morbihan (56).

Private schools may have slightly different dates for the school vacations; you will need to check with the relevant school.

  • Schools in France are closed on national public (bank) holiday days.
  • For information on schools in other zones, refer to the French Government Department of Education website (in French)
  • The school week is 24 hours long. Some schools opt for a four day week with six hours of classes per day on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; others adopt a five day week (Monday to Friday)
  • The school day's hours vary between regions but is generally 08:30-16:30 with two breaks
  • Lunch hours vary from school to school and in general last one and a half to two hours

Zone B School Terms

Note that for the academies of Nantes and Rennes, the Easter holidays have been moved to 25th April until 14th May 2018.

Zone B: School Year 2017-2018
Back to SchoolMonday 4 September 2017
Half Term (Toussaint)Saturday 21 October 2017
Monday 6 November 2017
Christmas (Noël)Saturday 23 December 2017
Monday 8 January 2018
Winter Half Term (Hiver) Saturday 24 February 2018
Monday 8 March 2018
Easter (Printemps)Saturday 21 April 2018
Monday 7 May 2018
Summer Holidays BeginSaturday 7 July 2018



Zone B: School Year 2018-2019
Back to SchoolMonday 3 September 2018
Half Term (Toussaint)Saturday 20 October 2018
Monday 5 November 2018
Christmas (Noël)Saturday 22 December 2018
Monday 7 January 2019
Winter Half Term (Hiver) Saturday 9 February 2019
Monday 25 February 2019
Easter (Printemps)Saturday 6 April 2019
Tuesday 23 April 2019
Summer Holidays Begin Saturday 6 July 2019

The dates above indicate the final day of school and the day classes resume for a new term.