Best Time to Visit French Riviera

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit French Riviera. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Nice und Saint-Tropez. 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 French Riviera for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 5 °C to 27 °C
Waves Symbol 12 °C to 23 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.634.25 in (2 – 7 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 15 °C (Nice) and 15 °C (Saint-Tropez)
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Best Time to Visit French Riviera: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax. 13 °C
Water max. 14 °C
FebruaryFeb
MaximumMax. 13 °C
Water max. 13 °C
MarchMar
MaximumMax. 15 °C
Water max. 14 °C
AprilApr
TemperaturesTemp. up to 17 °C
Water max. 15 °C
MayMay
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TemperaturesTemp. up to 21 °C
JuneJun
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JulyJul
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AugustAug
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SeptemberSep
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OctoberOct
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up to 21 °Cup to 21 °C
NovemberNov
TemperaturesTemp. up to 16 °C
DecemberDec
MaximumMax. 14 °C
Water max. 15 °C

Best Time to Visit the Regions

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

LocationBest Time to Travel
NiceJune, July, August, and September
Saint-TropezJune, July, August, and September

Climate Charts French Riviera

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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Nice

Climate Chart Nice
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Saint-Tropez

Climate Chart Saint-Tropez
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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 French Riviera

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

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature13°13°15°17°20°23°26°27°24°21°16°14°
Night Temperature10°13°16°19°19°17°13°
Water Temperature13°12°13°14°16°20°22°23°21°19°16°14°
Precipitation (inch)3.272.992.82.441.931.460.631.222.134.254.093.07
Rainy days766654234676
Hours of Sunshine557891011108755
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Nice is 15 °C.

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

Warmest month: July (23 °C)
Coldest month: January (7.9 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Nice is 23 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

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

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
July, August, and September

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 30.28 inch on 62 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

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 11 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 7.4 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 Saint-Tropez (French Riviera)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature12°13°14°17°20°23°27°27°24°20°16°13°
Night Temperature10°13°17°20°17°14°10°
Water Temperature14°13°14°15°18°22°23°23°22°19°17°15°
Precipitation (inch)3.243.262.552.091.581.010.611.092.244.133.372.84
Hours of Sunshine557889101211875
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Saint-Tropez is 15 °C.

Warmest month: July (23.3 °C)
Coldest month: January (9.3 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Saint-Tropez is 23 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

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

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
June, July, August, and September

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 28.03 inch

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

You cannot expect snow in any month in Saint-Tropez.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, August is the sunniest month with an average of 11.5 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 7.8 hours of sunshine per day on average.

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Nice
clear sky     clear sky, 8.6 °C
Clouds: 0 %       Wind: 7 mph N
Air Pressure: 1001 hPa       Humidity: 57 %
Last updated: 24th Jan 2021, 06:26 pm
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France: Regions

French Riviera is part of the holiday destination France. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

French Riviera: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 1 reviews for French Riviera holiday already. Average rating is 5 of 5 stars.
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    charlotte, 56 years old was there in May

    pure and pleasant :-), even the sea was warm enough to swim

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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