HERE is a reminder of the important dates over the coming academic year, as school children head back to the classroom at the beginning of next month.
The Calendrier Scolaire points out the different dates for holidays amongst the different educational zones in France.
The three distinct zones when it comes to the dates of when classes break up are:
ZONE A: Caen, Clermont-Ferrand, Grenoble, Lyon, Montpellier, Nancy-Metz, Nantes, Rennes, Toulouse
ZONE B: Aix-Marseille, Amiens, Besançon, Dijon, Lille, Limoges, Nice, Orléans-Tours, Poitiers, Reims, Rouen, Strasbourg
ZONE C: Bordeaux, Créteil, Paris, Versailles
The 2012 - 2013 academic year starts on Tuesday September 4 for all school children, but the winter and spring holidays next year will be staggered.
You can print off the calendar to stick on the wall at home, and for those keen to keep up to date via their computer there is an iCalendar option, found to the right of the page.