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French School Holidays in Zone B (Alpes-Maritimes and Var)
The school calendar for the Côte d'Azur: when schools of the Riviera 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 2015-2016|
|Back to School||Tuesday 1 September 2015|
|Half Term (Toussaint)||Saturday 17 October 2015
Monday 2 November 2015
|Christmas (Noël)||Saturday 19 December 2015
Monday 4 January 2016
|Winter Half Term (Hiver)||Saturday 6 February 2016
Monday 22 February 2016
|Easter (Printemps)||Saturday 2 April 2016
Monday 18 April 2016
|Summer Holidays Begin||Tuesday 5 July 2016|
|Zone B: School Year 2016-2017|
|Back to School||Thursday 1 September 2016|
|Half Term (Toussaint)||Wednesday 19 October 2016
Thursday November 2016
|Christmas (Noël)||Saturday 17 December 2016
Tuesday 3 January 2017
|Winter Half Term (Hiver)||Saturday 11 February 2017
Monday 27 February 2017
|Easter (Printemps)||Saturday 8 April 2017
Monday 24 April 2017
|Summer Holidays Begin||Saturday 8 July 2017|
The dates above indicate the final day of school and the day classes resume for a new term.