School Holidays in Picardy and Nord Pas-de-Calais

A calendar of the school terms in Picardy and Nord Pas-de-Calais: all the dates when the state schools close for vacation...

These are the dates for Government School Calendar for Picardy and Nord Pas-de Calais. Private schools may have slightly different dates for the school vacations; check with the relevant school.

  • Schools in France are closed on national public 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: Aisne, Oise, Somme, Nord and Pas-de-Calais

Zone B: School Year 2016-2017
Back to SchoolThursday 1 September 2016
Half Term (Toussaint)Wednesday 19 October 2016
Thursday 3 November 2016
Christmas (Noël)Saturday 17 December 2016
Tuesday 3 January 2017
Winter Half Term (Hiver) Saturday 1 February 2017
Monday 27 February 2017
Easter (Printemps)Saturday 8 April 2017
Monday 24 April 2017
Summer Holidays Begin Saturday 8 July 2017


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


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