School Holidays in the French Alps

The school calendar for the French Alps: when the Alpine schools 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 for the départements of the French Alps. Private schools may have slightly different dates for the school vacations; you will need to check with the relevant school.

  • 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 A: Ain (01), Isère (38), Savoie (73), Haute-Savoie (74)


Zone A: School Year 2020-21

Back to SchoolMonday 31st August 2020
Half Term (Toussaint)Saturday 17 October 2020
Monday 2 November 2020
Christmas (Noël)Saturday 18 December 2020
Monday 4 January 2021
Winter Half Term (Hiver) Saturday 6 February 2021
Monday 22 February 2021
Easter (Printemps)Saturday 10 April 2021
Monday 27 April 2021
Summer Holidays Begin Tuesday 6 July 2021

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