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Best Time To Visit France

Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination

With thousands of tourists flocking throughout the year, the best time to visit France is during the months of spring and fall season, i.e. April to June and September to November. Though, with pleasant weather, the spring season can be the ideal time to visit major attractions of France. However, you may also choose to visit this beautiful location during the autumn season.

Though, weather in France is usually mild, there are regional variations offering a total different experience. The best time to travel to France for budget travelers is during the spring and fall seasons. It's a great time to explore the countryside and have some fun in the sun before the winter sets in.

For a detailed month-wise guide, take a look below, and choose the best time to take a tour to this happening place.

April - June (8°C to 26°C)

With the arrival of the month of April, here comes the spring season, which is the best time of the year to explore neighborhoods and gardens in Paris. Being a season of transition weather-wise, travelers are fewer so one can avail great discounts on flights and accommodation.

June - August (17°C to 28°C)

During the summer season, especially in months of July and August, major attractions of the country are pretty crowded and hotel rates get higher. These months are also usually humid, however, days are long with blue skies which allow plenty of time for sightseeing. You may also enjoy some time lazing along beaches crammed with tourists despite the sweltering weather.

September - November (8°C to 25°C)

As soon as the schools in France are open again, autumn begins way before the September equinox. The gardens and tree-lined streets of Paris show off a multitude of colors. Hotel prices return to normal rate with less crowded places to help you make the most of your tour.

December - March (3°C to 16°C)

You may also choose to hop on a tour, if your aim is to explore Paris during the winter season. Although snowfall is rare, winter season in France is cold and wet.

Famous Festivals Celebrated in France

Bastille Day: This is one of the most famous French festivals which is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Paris. This day is also a national holiday in France and people in large number takes part in the festivities. The streets are lit up with parades and magnificent fireworks.

Cannes Film Festival: This is one of the most catchy events celebrated in France. The festival is attended by renowned actors and directors who showcase their fashion sense and also launch the premiere of the new movies. Celebrities from all over the world are invited to attend this event. It is held on the 14th and 15th of May every year.

Berck Sur Mer Kite Festival: This one is one of the most joyous festivals in France. Celebrated at Berck which is a coastal region in the northern side of France, on this day the sky gets filled with a number of colorful kites of different shapes and sizes that look alluring as these are designed in the shapes of various cartoon characters, animals, etc. This festival is celebrated every year in the month of April.

Climate in France

Summer Season in France

Summer in France is between June and August. It is the time when one can enjoy the beaches and also have fun in swimming pool. June is the best time to visit France for holiday. It is the month when there is still time for school holidays and temperature is the best for exploring the cities. July is much busier but nothing can replace the beauty of lavender fields. August is the time when temperature is at the peak in France and most of the shops and hotels are shut down as the locals travel to other places for the summer break at schools.

Temperatures in autumn are warm during this season which is between the months of September and October. It is also the time when Paris fashion week is held.

Monsoon Season in France

The month of August is the wettest month in France. An average rainfall of 2.5 inches occur in this month. Overall, the city of Paris receives 24 inches of rainfall per year. During the winter season, snowfall in common in northern and central France, while southern France witnesses milder winter.

Winter Season in France

Winter season spans between November and March. It is the best time to visit France for honeymoon as Paris can be lovely during this season. It is the time in Paris when one can visit the museums and the major attractions without the issue of crowds. Even when the tourist spots are comparatively quieter the city and the restaurants are very lively. The city gets the vibe of Christmas with Christmas markets and decorations. These are the months when country side closes down and one should also be prepared for frequent rains.

France experiences spring between the months of April to May. The markets also tend to reopen or get expanded in size during this time. Springtime in France is much peaceful considering the crowds. The Cannes film festival is hosted in France during this season.

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The best months to visit Paris is from April to June and October to November when the weather is pleasant, just perfect for sightseeing and other outdoor activities.

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