When to go to France
When you are about to book your holiday, the climate is an important element. Here, we will try to provide useful information on when to go to France.
Obviously, considering the enormous extension of the country, making a global assessment is practically impossible. The meteorological scenario changes drastically from one place to another.
In Paris, and in the central area, winter is particularly harsh and rainy. On the other hand, summer brings good weather everywhere. La Ville Lumiére is beautiful all year. In the middle of winter and during Christmas, all sparkling and partying. In spring and autumn, when you can stroll through its beautiful streets. And of course, in the summer. Areas like the Loire, however, offer the best of themselves during the spring, including beautiful scenery and landscapes, and pleasant temperatures.
The Atlantic belt of the Country is characterized by a humid oceanic climate, with winters never excessively rigid, and summers not too hot, and pleasant. The area of the Rhone, Lorraine, Alsace and the mountain massifs are characterized by dry, cold and rainy winters, and pleasant summers. Finally, the South of France is characterized by fairly mild winters and hot, often windy summers.
Through our κ index, we provide an evaluation for every single month. In this way, you can evaluate the best time when going to France.
PARIS AND CENTRAL FRANCE
SOUTH AND COTE D'AZUR
For those wishing to opt for a holiday of sun and sea, the best period is July and August, especially in the Mediterranean area, thanks to particularly high temperatures. Snow lovers, on the other hand, can have satisfactions even in summer, on the highest peaks. Generally, the best period is from the end of January to March.
In general, the winter months are the less attractive for tourists. Given the extent, it is impossible to say what the periods to avoid should be.