Best Time to Visit France

When is the best time to visit France? The country offers the perfect climate to visit in the Spring, Summer and Autumn. A spring in France provides gives picturesque green hills with pretty flowers and calm weather. April showers occur on occasion, but it is nothing an umbrella cannot handle. Spring and summer are especially lovely because of the beauty that these seasons bestow upon the French countryside, however, the Autumn months make travel and site seeing very doable - even with the occasional drizzle and chillier conditions in the evenings as the end of the Autumn draws in.

Provence enjoys a pleasant, Mediterranean climate. On average, Provence gets 300 days of sunshine each year, with warm but mild temperatures. Summer is high season here, with August bringing the hottest weather and the biggest crowds. Spring is a great time of year, the weather is warm, with temperatures swaying between 16 and 20°C, and the crowds are small. If you want to see lavender fields then it would be best to visit the region in June. In October the weather starts to cool.

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Climate guide for France

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Bordeaux and the Dordogne 4°C 1mm 7°C 4mm 10°C 8mm 11°C 20mm 14°C 24mm 19°C 32mm 23°C 15mm 21°C 28mm 18°C 16mm 15°C 30mm 9°C 74mm 8°C 50mm
Burgundy 21°C 8mm 22°C 13mm 20°C 4mm 18°C 25mm 16°C 7mm 14°C 10mm 13°C 6mm 13°C 2mm 17°C 20mm 17°C 53mm 19°C 1mm 20°C 8mm
Chamonix -2°C 63mm -5°C 79mm -1°C 54mm 7°C 1mm 8°C 46mm 15°C 1mm 18°C 10mm 21°C 8mm 15°C 0mm 6°C 0mm 2°C 20mm 0°C 21mm
Champagne 5°C 40mm 7°C 51mm 10°C 60mm 12°C 38mm 14°C 35mm 19°C 44mm 23°C 20mm 21°C 48mm 17°C 35mm 14°C 140mm 8°C 142mm 7°C 93mm
Courchevel Moriond 1650 -3°C 79mm 2°C 53mm 5°C 176mm 9°C 150mm 11°C 162mm 19°C 105mm 20°C 123mm 18°C 110mm 15°C 54mm 11°C 325mm 3°C 332mm 2°C 399mm
Loire Valley -6°C 65mm -3°C 69mm 0°C 68mm 7°C 83mm 12°C 101mm 19°C 106mm 23°C 74mm 21°C 54mm 18°C 36mm 12°C 141mm 2°C 39mm 0°C 81mm
Lyon and Beaujolais -11°C 221mm -8°C 75mm -3°C 53mm 5°C 112mm 12°C 65mm 18°C 0mm 23°C 0mm 20°C 0mm 16°C 0mm 10°C 0mm -1°C 0mm -4°C 0mm
Megève -3°C 173mm 2°C 88mm 4°C 260mm 7°C 160mm 9°C 196mm 17°C 103mm 19°C 115mm 18°C 106mm 14°C 57mm 10°C 277mm 3°C 237mm 2°C 510mm
Meribel -1°C 59mm 3°C 67mm 7°C 87mm 10°C 69mm 12°C 117mm 20°C 87mm 21°C 94mm 19°C 99mm 16°C 46mm 12°C 248mm 4°C 315mm 3°C 295mm
Monaco 8°C 0mm 10°C 0mm 13°C 0mm 14°C 25mm 16°C 0mm 23°C 0mm 26°C 0mm 26°C 0mm 23°C 0mm 19°C 0mm 13°C 8mm 12°C 8mm
Normandy -1°C 79mm 2°C 95mm 6°C 145mm 15°C 169mm 20°C 206mm 24°C 131mm 27°C 150mm 26°C 162mm 25°C 40mm 14°C 97mm 5°C 91mm 4°C 46mm
Paris 5°C 42mm 8°C 31mm 10°C 34mm 12°C 17mm 14°C 122mm 20°C 52mm 23°C 14mm 21°C 79mm 17°C 31mm 13°C 67mm 8°C 72mm 7°C 82mm
South of France 7°C 128mm 10°C 127mm 11°C 82mm 18°C 83mm 24°C 52mm 25°C 113mm 27°C 35mm 26°C 44mm 26°C 12mm 19°C 116mm 10°C 83mm 10°C 124mm
Tignes -3°C 60mm 2°C 39mm 5°C 162mm 9°C 143mm 11°C 161mm 19°C 99mm 20°C 127mm 19°C 102mm 15°C 50mm 11°C 290mm 4°C 307mm 2°C 330mm
Val d`Isère -4°C 60mm 2°C 39mm 4°C 171mm 8°C 153mm 10°C 167mm 18°C 105mm 20°C 132mm 19°C 106mm 15°C 51mm 11°C 307mm 3°C 315mm 2°C 350mm
Val Thorens -1°C 59mm 3°C 78mm 7°C 89mm 10°C 85mm 12°C 124mm 20°C 103mm 20°C 100mm 19°C 108mm 15°C 48mm 11°C 291mm 4°C 343mm 2°C 337mm
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