Best time to visit France

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Best Time to visit France

Tourism in France is not just dominated by international travelers, but many locals take their yearly holidays and travel around the country. The main holiday period in France, i.e., when the locals are on the move is between mid-July and August. Majority of the business close you shop during this time, except for the tourism industry who are busiest not just during these months but the entire Summer. Easter is another popular time to visit France, but again schools and universities have their spring break during this time. So, if you decide to travel to France during this time then make sure you plan and secure all your bookings. France is also a popular skiing destination in Europe. Just avoid the ski break in February, as most schools are closed down. Keeping all this in mind the best time to visit France is usually during springtime, i.e., between April and June or during the autumn season, i.e., between September and November.

Weather of France, just like in Britain can be quite unpredictable and wet. So, weather need not be a significant factor in deciding when to visit the country. Although the weather in Paris is quite nice and the temperatures don't get too hot or too cold, especially in comparison to Northern France. In summer its only cities in Southern France that get exceptionally warm. The western coast of France is no stranger to thundershowers and violent storms, due to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. The best weather in France can be experienced along the Mediterranean coast and in Corsica, where they have long summers and short winters.

 

Spring:

Spring season in France typically falls between April and June and also happens to be the best time to visit the country. The weather is quite pleasant is transitioning from winters to summers. There are no local holidays during this time, hence making it an ideal time to visit France, as there will be no local tourist. As a result of which you will have additional options for accommodation and transportation. But make no mistake as this is an extremely busy tourist seasons in France, as there are annual school and university holidays around the world and tourists flock to Europe for the vacations. Although the temperatures may be low during this season, it's still best to avoid the busy summer months as local French holidays are between mid-June and August and the industry is overloaded with travel requests from local tourists. As a result of which there are fewer and more expensive accommodation and larger crowds’ at all popular attractions. 

Temperature: Minimum is 12 degrees Celsius and maximum is 16 degrees Celsius. 

Weather: Spring season in France typically falls between April and June and also happens to be the best time to visit the country. The weather is quite pleasant is transitioning from winters to summers. There are no local holidays during this time, hence making it an ideal time to visit France, as there will be no local tourist. As a result of which you will have additional options for accommodation and transportation.

Significance: Paris Book Fair, Bourges Music Festival, Cannes International Film Festival, The French Open, Monaca Grand Prix.

Why you should visit now: This is the best season regarding weather and if although its busy tourist season you can avoid the local tourist crowds by traveling to France during springtime.

Know before you visit: Nothing to be concerned about visiting France during this period.  Secondly, there are numerous festivals and events you can attend in France during this time. 

Tips: Camera, water bottles, appropriate weather clothing, translation guides, money, etc.

 

Summer:

Summertime is France is when all locals are getting ready to go on their annual family vacations. Although it is an excellent time in France no matter which part you go to, one thing you will find everywhere is huge hordes of crowds consisting of local and international tourist. The local holidays fall between 15th July-15Th August, so its best to avoid this period altogether. The tourism industry is industry is overloaded with travel requests from local tourists. As a result of which there are fewer and more expensive accommodation and larger crowds’ at all popular attractions.

Temperature: Minimum is 18 degrees Celsius and maximum is 20 degrees Celsius. 

Weather: The weather is pleasant; the Mediterranean coast and Corsica have the best summertime is all of France. Make sure you check the weather news before visiting the west coast as they may experience violet storms and thundershowers.

Significance: Bastille Day, Assumption Day, World Music Day

Why you should visit now: Regarding weather, this is a good time to visit France.

Know before you visit: Make sure you check the weather news before visiting the west coast as they may experience violet storms and thundershowers. 

Tips: Camera, water bottles, appropriate weather clothing, translation guides, money, etc.

 

 

Autumn:

Autumn in France typically starts around mid-September and ends mid-December, at which point the weather transitions into winters. The temperatures can be quite low in France during this time, but it's an excellent time to visit the country as there are no local holidays and there are fewer international tourists as well. The temperature is quite similar to that in spring with a minimum 14 degrees Celsius and high of 17 degrees Celsius in September and continues to drop in October and November. But this is an exceptionally beautiful time to visit the country and the best time to travel to the French countryside and valleys of the remote French Alps.

Temperature: Minimum is minimum 14 degrees Celsius and high of 17 degrees Celsius.

Weather: The temperatures can be quite low in France during this time but it’s an excellent time to visit the country as there are no local holidays and there are fewer international tourists as well. 

Significance: Bastille Day, Assumption Day, World Music Day

Why you should visit now: There are no local holidays and there are fewer international tourists as well. And if you are traveling from the southern hemisphere or a tropical country then the temperature isn't that extreme as suppose to the winters.

Know before you visit: Make sure you check the weather news before visiting the west coast as they may experience violet storms and thundershowers. 

Tips: Camera, water bottles, appropriate weather clothing, translation guides, money, etc.

 

Winters:

Winter times are the least popular tourist season in France. The weather is wet, rough and gloomy. You cannot enjoy the otherwise gorgeous French countryside as everything is dried up. Cities like Paris are missing their usual liveliness as there are fewer people out on the streets. Although, the people are in a festive mood around Christmas but as soon as the celebrations are over the mood once again dies down and its quiet. But if you are a skiing enthusiast you can travel to the French Alps and enjoy skiing in the snow kissed mountains of Europe. 

Temperature: Minimum is minimum 5 degrees Celsius and high of 7 degrees Celsius.

Weather: The weather is wet, rough and gloomy. You cannot enjoy the otherwise gorgeous French countryside as everything is dried up.

Significance: Shrove Tuesday and the Carnivals. 

Why you should visit now: If you are a skiing enthusiast you can travel to the French Alps and enjoy skiing in the snow kissed mountains of Europe. 

Know before you visit: Make sure you check the weather news before visiting the west coast as they may experience violet storms and thundershowers. 

Tips: Camera, water bottles, appropriate weather clothing, translation guides, money, etc. Now its time to go for a Visa. Apply for a France Visa now!

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