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Best time to visit Fontainebleau, France

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The best time to visit Fontainebleau is April

Fontainebleau can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, April is the best time to go.

The very hottest temperatures in Fontainebleau get to around 26℃ (80℉) in the height of summer. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Fontainebleau is around -2℃ (28℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Fontainebleau, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Fontainebleau in May – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Find out everything you need to know about when to visit Fontainebleau below, including detailed information about the weather and tools to help you find the best prices and book your trip.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

August

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Fontainebleau seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Fontainebleau

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 Fontainebleau 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.

Fontainebleau 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 Fontainebleau 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

Fontainebleau in January

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Fontainebleau in February

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Fontainebleau in March

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Fontainebleau in April

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Fontainebleau in May

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 59mm (2") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Fontainebleau in June

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 57mm (2") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Fontainebleau in July

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Fontainebleau in August

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Fontainebleau in September

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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

Fontainebleau in October

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Fontainebleau in November

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Fontainebleau in December

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 59mm (2") over 18 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Fontainebleau 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 Fontainebleau is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 24℃ (76℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Fontainebleau 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 Fontainebleau is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Fontainebleau, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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