School Holidays in Alsace and Lorraine

The school calendar for Alsace-Lorraine: when schools of North East France 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 two départements of Alsace and the four départements of Lorraine. Private schools may have slightly different dates for the school vacations; you will need to check with the relevant school.

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 B: Alsace
  • Bas-Rhin (67), Haut-Rhin (68)
Zone B: School Year 2014-2015
Back to School Tuesday 2 September 2014
Half Term (Toussaint) Saturday 18 October 2014
Monday 3 November 2014
Christmas (Noël) Saturday 20 December 2014
Monday 5 January 2015
Winter Half Term (Hiver) Saturday 21 February 2015
Monday 9 March 2015
Easter (Printemps) Saturday 25 April 2015
Monday 11 May 2015
Summer Holidays Begin Saturday 4 July 2015
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 9 April 2016
Monday 25 April 2016
Summer Holidays Begin Saturday 2 July 2016
Zone A: Lorraine
  • Meurthe-et-Moselle (54), Meuse (55), Moselle (57) and Vosges (88)

Zone A: School Year 2014-2015
Back to School Tuesday 2 September 2014
Half Term (Toussaint) Saturday 18 October 2014
Monday 3 November 2014
Christmas (Noël) Saturday 20 December 2014
Monday 5 January 2015
Winter Half Term (Hiver) Saturday 7 February 2015
Monday 23 February 2015
Easter (Printemps) Saturday 11 April 2015
Monday 27 April 2015
Summer Holidays Begin Saturday 4 July 2015

Zone A: 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 13 February 2016
Monday 29 February 2016
Easter (Printemps) Saturday 16 April 2016
Monday 2 May 2016
Summer Holidays Begin Saturday 2 July 2016

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

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