WITH the final week of the summer holidays almost upon us, the Calendrier Scolaire points out the different term times for the coming academic year amongst the different educational zones in France.
There are three distinct geographical zones when it comes to the dates of when classes break up, to try and ensure holiday periods are spread out across France.
The 2013 - 2014 academic year starts on Tuesday 3 September for all school children, with the Toussaint and Christmas holidays being taken by all three zones at the same time, although holidays next year will be staggered.
And if you want there is a useful calendar you can print off showing the school holiday periods over the coming academic year.
Update: School holidays 2020 - 2021