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Best time to visit Carcassonne, France

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The best time to visit Carcassonne is April-May

Are you looking for the best time to visit Carcassonne? Well, you’re in the right place! Although Carcassonne is a great destination to visit almost all year round, April-May is the best time to go due to its perfect climate conditions. Around this time of year, flights and accommodation can also be cheaper as it is outside of key peak holiday seasons if you book well enough in advance.

In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 31℃ (88℉). The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of -4℃ (26℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Carcassonne when the days are longest, you should visit in July. The wet season in Carcassonne falls around October, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in August instead.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Carcassonne below, and don’t forget to use the awesome travel tools we know and love to help you find the best deals and make booking your vacation a breeze!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

July

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Carcassonne seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Carcassonne as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Carcassonne 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 Carcassonne

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 Carcassonne 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.

Carcassonne 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 Carcassonne 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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DEC

Carcassonne in January

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Carcassonne in February

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Carcassonne in March

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Carcassonne in April

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Carcassonne in May

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Carcassonne in June

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 11 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Carcassonne 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.


Carcassonne in July

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 10 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Carcassonne 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.


Carcassonne in August

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 8 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Carcassonne 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.


Carcassonne in September

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 9 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Carcassonne 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.

Carcassonne in October

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 9 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Carcassonne in November

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 13 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Carcassonne in December

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Carcassonne 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 Carcassonne is generally around August. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in August first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Carcassonne is generally around October, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of October too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Carcassonne, 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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