French School Holidays in Zone B (Alpes-Maritimes and Var) and Monaco

The school calendar for the Côte d'Azur: when schools of the Riviera and Monaco 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 the Alpes-Maritimes and Var. Private schools may have slightly different dates for the school vacations; you will need to check with the relevant school.

  • 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

Alpes-Maritimes and Var School Holidays


Zone B: School Year 2020-2021
Back to School Monday 31 August 2020
Half Term (Toussaint) Saturday 17 October 2021
Monday 1 November 2021
Christmas (Noël) Saturday 18 December 2020
Monday 4 January 2021
Winter Half Term (Hiver) Saturday 20 February 2021
Monday 8 March 2021
Easter (Printemps)

Saturday 24 April 2021
Monday 10 May 2021

Summer Holidays Begin

Saturday 7 July 2018

School Holidays in Monaco


School Year 2020-2021
Back to School Monday 7 September 2020
Half Term (Toussaint) Thursday 22 October 2020
Monday 2 November 2020
Christmas (Noël) Monday 21 December 2020
Friday 1 January 2020
Winter Half Term (Hiver) Monday 22 February 2021
Friday 5 March 2021
Easter (Printemps) Friday 26 April 2021
Monday 5 May 2021
Summer Holidays Begin Thursday 1 July 2021

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