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Best Time To Visit France

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

Despite being a busy season, winter (November through March) is the best time to visit France. The cities in France can be enjoyed throughout the year and one should choose the best season to visit France based on where they are heading to and what their plans are. France weather has mild temperatures but there are regional variations which include the Mediterranean climate experienced in the south and the wetter weather in North nearby the English Channel.

The weather of France varies from region to region. The best time to travel to France for budget travelers is 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.

Let's take a detailed season-wise look at the best time to travel to France below:

April-May

Average daytime temperatures begin to rise as the spring season approaches. It 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

During summer in France, especially in months of July and August, are pretty crowded and hotel rates are higher. These months are also usually humid, however, days are long with blue skies which allow plenty of time for sightseeing.

September-October

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 and as do the tourist crowds.

November-March

The best season to visit France if one aims to explore Paris is the winter season. Although snowfall is rare, winter in France is cold and wet. Average temperatures range between 5 to 15 degrees.


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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For exploring the country properly you might need close to 6 months or so. But for visiting most important landmarks, try to spend at least 7 to 10 days in France.

The Eurail or private buses are the best bet for traveling within France. If you have an international driver’s license, then you can get a car on hire for self driving.

Make sure to buy chocolates, perfume and any fashion accessory when in France. Don’t forget to buy wine.

Although most French people do know and understand English, they are notorious for pretending to not understand it. Learn a few basic phrases of French so that they know you are trying, so that they will too.

The Schengen visa that is valid for the entire European Union is also valid for France.

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