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Best time to visit Nantes, France

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The best time to visit Nantes is June-July

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

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 24℃ (75℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 26℃ (79℉) on the hottest days of the year. In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 3℃ (37℉).

The sun stays up the longest in Nantes in July, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. 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 Nantes in December. Head over there in September instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Continue reading to find out more about when to visit Nantes, including the climate, seasonal info, what to pack, FAQs, and the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

July

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Nantes seasons

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

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 Nantes 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.

Nantes 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 Nantes 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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Nantes in January

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 16 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Nantes in February

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Nantes in March

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 38mm (1") over 15 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Nantes in April

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Nantes in May

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Nantes in June

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Nantes in July

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Nantes in August

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 10 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Nantes in September

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 8 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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

Nantes in October

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Nantes in November

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 59mm (2") over 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Nantes in December

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 66mm (3") over 15 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Nantes 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 Nantes is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 24℃ (75℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Nantes 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 Nantes is generally around December, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of December too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Nantes, 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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