School Holidays in the Pays de la Loire
The school calendar for the Pays-de-la-Loire: when schools of the Loire 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 Pays de la Loire. 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)
Note: As of the new school year of September 2008 there are no longer Saturday morning classes for kindergarten and primary age children.
- 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: Pays de la Loire
- Loire Atlantique (44), Maine-et-Loire (49), Mayenne (53), Sarthe (72), Vendée (85)
|Zone A: School Year 2012 - 2013|
|Back to School||Tuesday 4 September 2012|
|Half Term (Toussaint)||Saturday 27 October 2012
Monday 12 November 2012
|Christmas (Noël)||Saturday 22 December 2012
Monday 7 January 2013
|Winter Half Term (Hiver)||Saturday 23 February 2013
Monday 11 March 2013
|Easter/Spring (Printemps)||Saturday 20 April 2013
Monday 6 May 2013
|Summer Holidays Begin||Saturday 6 July 2013|
|Zone A: School Year 2013 - 2014|
|Back to School||Tuesday 3 September 2013|
|Half Term (Toussaint)||Saturday 19 October 2013
Monday 4 November 2013
|Christmas (Noël)||Saturday 21 December 2013
Monday 6 January 2014
|Winter Half Term (Hiver)||Saturday 1 March 2014
Monday 17 March 2014
|Easter/Spring (Printemps)||Saturday 26 April 2014
Monday 12 May 2014
|Summer Holidays Begin||Saturday 5 July 2014|
The dates above indicate the final day of school and the day classes resume for a new term.