Key school dates

Key dates for October & November 2019

Rentrée 2019/20

See the detailed Rentrée 2019 Planning for more information

School holiday dates 2019/20

  • Toussaint: 19th October –3rd November 2019
  • Christmas: 21st December 2019 – 5th January 2020
  • Winter: 22nd February 2020 – 8th March 2020
  • Spring: 18th April 2020 – 3rd May 2020
  • Summer: 4th July 2020

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) : Monday 11th November 2019
  • Easter Monday (Lundi de pâques) : Monday 13th April 2020
  • May day (Fête du travail) : Friday 1st May 2020
  • Ascension day (Jeudi de l’ascension) : Thursday 21st May 2020 (Friday 22nd May – no classes – “Pont de l’Ascension”)
  • End of WW2 (Victoire 1945) : Friday 8th May 2020
  • Pentecost (Lundi de pentecôte) : Monday 1st June 2020