A popular year-round destination, France has an affable climate with long hot summers and cool winters. Summer (June-August) is the peak season, when it is warm and sunny across much of the country. Southern France remains balmy throughout spring (March-May) and autumn (September-October).
North Eastern areas have warm summers and colder winters snowfall likely in winter.
The Atlantic influences the climate of the western coastal areas from the Loire to the Basque region, where the weather is temperate and relatively mild.
One of the prettiest natural spectacles occurs in Provence between the last week of June and first week of August, when lavender fields in The Luberon are in full bloom.
Although rather usual in this region, locally or potentially dangerous phenomena are expected. (such as local winds, summer thunderstorms, rising streams or high waves) Be aware and pay attention to the latest weather updates, especially if you carry out activities exposed to weather or close to a stream or shoreline.
- 12:00 AM GMT on January 01, 1970