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Best time to visit Bordeaux, France

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The best time to visit Bordeaux is May

While Bordeaux is a popular destination to visit all year round, May is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

In summer, the temperature in Bordeaux can rise as high as 29℃ (84℉). In the winter, temperatures can get down to -2℃ (29℉) around January.

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Bordeaux when the days are longest, you should visit in July. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Bordeaux in November. Head over there in September instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Keep reading to learn more about the best times to go to Bordeaux, including detailed weather information and tools to help you find and book great deals on your travel.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

July

Bordeaux seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Bordeaux as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Bordeaux is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Bordeaux

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Bordeaux for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Bordeaux climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Bordeaux for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
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JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Bordeaux in January

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bordeaux in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Bordeaux in February

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 10 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bordeaux in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Bordeaux in March

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bordeaux in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bordeaux in April

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bordeaux in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bordeaux in May

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bordeaux in May, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Bordeaux in June

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 12 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bordeaux in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Bordeaux in July

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bordeaux in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Bordeaux in August

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 8 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bordeaux in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Bordeaux in September

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bordeaux in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Bordeaux in October

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bordeaux in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bordeaux in November

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 51mm (2") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bordeaux in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bordeaux in December

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bordeaux in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Bordeaux is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 27℃ (81℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Bordeaux is generally around September. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in September first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Bordeaux is generally around November, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of November too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Bordeaux, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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