Best Time to Visit France

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit France. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Paris, Bordeaux und Brest. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit France for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 2 °C to 28 °C
Waves Symbol 10 °C to 24 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.435.39 in (1 – 18 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 10.9 °C (Brest) and 15 °C (Saint-Tropez)
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Best Time to Visit France: Overview

JanuaryJan
Winter
max. 9 °C
FebruaryFeb
Winter
max. 11 °C
MarchMar
Prime of the Year
max. 14 °C
AprilApr
Spring
max. 16 °C
MayMay
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JuneJun
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JulyJul
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SeptemberSep
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OctoberOct
Autumn
max. 19 °C
NovemberNov
MaximumMax. 13 °C
Water max. 14 °C
DecemberDec
Winter
max. 11 °C

Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (France) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
ParisMay, June, July, and August
BordeauxMay, June, July, and August
BrestJune, July, August, September, and October
NiceJune, July, August, and September
AjaccioJune, July, August, and September
Saint-TropezJune, July, August, and September

Climate Charts France

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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Paris

Climate Chart Paris
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Bordeaux

Climate Chart Bordeaux
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Brest

Climate Chart Brest
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Day Temperatures

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Night Temperatures

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Average Temperatures

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Water Temperatures

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Precipitation

Hours of Sunshine per Day

Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Tables France

In the following, you will find some climate tables for France, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Paris (France)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature12°15°19°22°24°25°21°16°10°
Night Temperature11°13°16°15°13°
Precipitation (inch)2.111.721.912.092.562.152.481.692.152.352.042.31
Rainy days109109109879101011
Hours of Sunshine235688876422
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Paris is 12.1 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (20 °C)
Coldest month: January (4.7 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 25.57 inch on 112 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, and December

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, June is the sunniest month with an average of 8.1 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 5 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Bordeaux (France)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature11°14°16°20°23°26°26°24°19°13°10°
Night Temperature10°12°14°14°12°
Water Temperature11°11°11°12°14°16°18°19°19°16°14°13°
Precipitation (inch)3.943.392.912.522.912.42.052.363.033.433.624.13
Rainy days13121211119789101212
Hours of Sunshine345678987533
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Bordeaux is 12.4 °C.

Warmest month: July (20 °C)
Coldest month: January (5.5 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Bordeaux is 19 °C. Comfortable bathing is possible at water temperatures of about 21 °C.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
July, August, and September

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 36.69 inch on 126 rainy days

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, March, and December

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 8.9 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 5.7 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Brest (France)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature11°12°15°18°20°20°19°16°12°10°
Night Temperature11°12°13°12°
Water Temperature10°10°10°10°12°14°15°16°15°14°13°11°
Precipitation (inch)5.354.174.092.762.872.011.812.323.114.174.655.39
Rainy days181516111198910131516
Hours of Sunshine234677776432
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Brest is 10.9 °C.

Warmest month: August (16.3 °C)
Coldest month: January (6.3 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Brest is 16 °C. Bathing would be very uncomfortable.

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 42.72 inch on 151 rainy days

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, March, and December

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 7.3 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 4.8 hours of sunshine per day on average.

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Paris
few clouds     few clouds, 17.5 °C
Clouds: 20 %       Wind: 7 mph NNW
Air Pressure: 1017 hPa       Humidity: 63 %
Last updated: 21st May 2019, 10:38 am
The next days …
21st May 201922nd May 201923rd May 201924th May 201925th May 201926th May 2019
moderate rain11 °C to 20 °Csky is clear13 °C to 23 °Clight rain15 °C to 23 °Clight rain12 °C to 17 °Clight rain12 °C to 20 °Clight rain13 °C to 22 °C
11 °C to 20 °C13 °C to 23 °C15 °C to 23 °C12 °C to 17 °C12 °C to 20 °C13 °C to 22 °C
Clouds: 2 %Clouds: 3 %Clouds: 63 %Clouds: 98 %Clouds: 75 %Clouds: 36 %
0.34 in of rainNo Precipitation0.03 in of rain0.11 in of rain0.05 in of rain0.01 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Important Regions and Cities

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France: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 6 reviews for France holiday already. Average rating is 4.7 of 5 stars.
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    Manuel, 37 years old was there in September

    We were 8 days in mid-September near Toulon/Marseille. It was bathing weather and wonderful sunshine every day. Once it rained at night…

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Evelyn, 40 years old was there in June

    14-day dream weather in the Camargue region, perfect in June – not too hot and not overcrowded

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Heike, 44 years old was there in July

    It was nice warm and dry, the nights were mild, there was a light pleasant wind – perfect!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Sophie, 27 years old was there in November

    We spent four days in Paris at the end of October/beginning of November. The weather was very pleasant for the season, the temperatures during the day around 15 degrees and often sunny. It was perfect sightseeing weather, but certainly also a coincidence/lucky thing.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Katha, 40 years old was there in October

    sunny warm. Bathing weather only 1 rainy day of 9 days

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    B. Judith, 53 years old was there in August

    during the day was very pleasant up to 30 degrees, at night well cooled to 16 / 18 degrees (in Haute-Provence)

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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