i got my school schedule for the year today and it pretty much boils down to this:
i work 3 weeks, then have 2 weeks off (all saint's holiday)
i work 6 weeks, then have 2 and a half weeks off (christmas holiday)
i work 7 weeks, then have 2 weeks off (winter holiday--not to be confused with christmas holiday...they're very different and warrant their own time off)
i work 5 weeks, then 2 weeks off (spring holiday, which brings me to the end of my work contract, so i'm actually done at this point).
i don't love french bureaucracy, but man, do i love french vacations.