The best time to visit Southern France is April-June
The warmest month of the year in Nice, Southern France is August, where the average maximum temperature gets to around 24℃ (76℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 27℃ (80℉) on the hottest days of summer. The temperature at night in the winter can drop to as low as 2℃ (35℉), although this can differ at other destinations across Southern France depending on the geography.
The sun stays up the longest in Southern France in July, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Southern France in November – It’s the wettest month of the year.Keep reading to find out when the best times to travel to Southern France are for whatever trip you’re planning. By the time you finish, you’ll have all the info you need, and you’ll be ready to start booking. Don’t know where to look or who to book with? Don’t stress! We’ve hand-picked our favourite online travel tools we use, know and love so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands. Happy reading!
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Southern France seasons
Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Southern France is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:
|Summer||June to August|
|Autumn/fall||September to November|
|Winter||December to February|
|Spring||March to May|
Best time to visit the top destinations in Southern France
We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.
|City||Best time to visit||Jan||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Jul||Aug||Sep||Oct||Nov||Dec|