Key school dates

Rentrée 2017/18

See the detailed Rentrée 2017 Planning for more information

School holiday dates 2017/18

  • Toussaint: 21st October –6th November
  • Christmas: 23rd December – 8th January
  • Winter: 10th February – 26th February
  • Spring: 7th April – 23rd April 2016
  • Summer: 7th July 2016

Details of holidays for other years and other zones are to be found on http://www.education.gouv.fr/
Lyon is in zone A.

Other French statutory holidays during the school year:

  • Armistice day (Armistice 1918) : Wednesday 11th November 2017
  • Easter Monday (Lundi de pâques) : Monday 2nd April 2018
  • May day (Fête du travail) : Wednesday 1st May 2018
  • Ascension day (Jeudi de l’ascension) : Thursday 10th May 2018
  • End of WW2 (Victoire 1945) : Wednesday 8th May 2018
  • Pentecost (Lundi de pentecôte) : Monday 21st May 2018