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 2017-2018
Back to School Monday 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 12 March 2018
Easter (Printemps) Saturday 21 April 2018
Monday 7 May 2018
Summer Holidays Begin Saturday 7 July 2018
Zone B: School Year 2018-2019
Back to School Monday 3 September 2018
Half Term (Toussaint) Saturday 20 October 2018
Monday 65 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
Monday 23 April 2018
Summer Holidays Begin Saturday 6 July 2019

 

School Holidays in Monaco


School Year 2017-2018
Back to School Monday 11 September 2017
Half Term (Toussaint) Wednesday 25 October 2017
Monday 6 November 2017
Christmas (Noël) Friday 22 December 2017
Monday 8 January 2018
Winter Half Term (Hiver) Friday 23 February 2018
Monday 12 March 2018
Easter (Printemps) Friday 20 April 2018
Monday 7 May 2018
Summer Holidays Begin Friday 29 June 2018


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