Resorts in France

Climate of France varies greatly due to variety of reliefs and different bodies of water. Western regions have pronounced oceanic weather conditions, central and eastern portions of the country are situated within zone of continental climate and southern land lie under Mediterranean weather. Alps and Pyrenees have altitude-related division of weather conditions.

Conceding given above and some other features of France the country appears to be single huge resort. It possesses significant amount of recreational localities scattered all over its territory.


Climate and Seasonality

Biarritz

Biarritz

Luxurious natural, seaside and balneal resort is located on coast of the Bay of Biscay close to border with Spain. It was built on several hills along the coast. Hilly relief and architectural features of the city open streets to sea winds. The Atlantic Ocean and Pyrenees form mild climate with warm winters and bearable summertime heat.

Climate in Biarritz by Seasons

The resort is exposed to warm maritime winds and covered from hot inland air by ranges of Pyrenees. So weather there is warmer than in the rest of France. Through spring and summer afternoon averages perform gradual growth from 16 °C (61 °F) to 27 °C (81 °F). Precipitation is moderate and more often takes form of thundershowers.

Autumn and winter are cooler and rainier. Temperature drops from 25 °C (77 °F) to 12 °C (53 °F) and rains are gaining intensity towards November and then gradually calming down. During winter there is significant probability of storms and even some snowfall may occur, but there’s no accumulation of snow cover.

Climate and Seasonality by Month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
8°C
 46°F
8°C
 47°F
11°C
 52°F
12°C
 54°F
15°C
 59°F
18°C
 64°F
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
20°C
 68°F
20°C
 68°F
19°C
 65°F
15°C
 59°F
11°C
 51°F
8°C
 47°F

t° - average; ⛹ - health

Water Temperature and Seasonality

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
12°C
 54°F
12°C
 54°F
14°C
 57°F
16°C
 61°F
18°C
 64°F
21°C
 70°F
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
22°C
 72°F
23°C
 73°F
22°C
 72°F
21°C
 71°F
18°C
 64°F
14°C
57°F
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t° - average; ;  ⛱ - beach

Cannes

Cannes

Cannes is located on coasts of the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the most popular and recognized resorts of the French Riviera. This blessed land with mildly warm winters and sunny, warm and dry summer. Features of relief, winds and rainfall are combined to create almost perfect weather.

Climate in Cannes by Seasons

The resort has typical Mediterranean climate with warm summers and mild winters. Rainfall is fairly low throughout a year. Springtime warming follows from 16 °C (61 °F) to 23 °C (73 °F) and continues in summer. IN the middle of the warmest season afternoon temperature may reach 30 °C (86 °F) and occasionally even higher. There are no more than some 10 rainy days during summer.

Beginning of autumn has pleasant summer-like weather, but progression of the season brings cooling. By the end of autumn afternoon average is around 16 °C (61 °F) and drops to 13 °C (55 °F) in winter. Precipitation peaks in October-November with around 7 rainy days per each month.

Climate and Seasonality by Month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
8°C
 46°F
8°C
 47°F
10°C
 50°F
12°C
 54°F
16°C
 61°F
19°C
 67°F
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
22°C
 71°F
22°C
 71°F
20°C
 68°F
16°C
60°F
12°C
 53°F
 9°C
48°F
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t° - average; ⛹ - health

Water Temperature and Seasonality

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
14°C
 57°F
13°C
 55°F
14°C
 57°F
15°C
 59°F
18°C
 64°F
22°C
 72°F
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
24°C
 75°F
25°C
 77°F
23°C
73°F
21°C
70°F
18°C
 64°F
16°C
 61°F
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t° - average; ;  ⛱ - beach


Courchevel

Courchevel

Courchevel consists of four levels between altitudes of 1300 and 1850 m a.s.l. It is located in the biggest skiing zone of the world and possesses developed infrastructure right up to helicopter landing sites. Local weather is milder than it may seem and is perfect for skiing.

Climate in Courchevel by Seasons

The resort is located up in mountains hence weather there is cooler. Beginning of spring is rather cool and the ski season might last until late March. Through the season temperature rises from 2 °C (35 °F) to 12 °C (53 °F). Precipitation shits from occasional snow in the beginning of spring to rain in the middle of it. Summer is rainier and warmer with around 19 °C (66 °F) in average and slightly higher in warmest of days.

Autumn is drier and cooler then summer. Progression of the season brings temperature down from 15 °C (59 °F) to 4 °C (39 °F). With onset of winter cold weather falls on Courchevel. Afternoon average sits around 0 °C (32 °F) and at night air cools down to -6 °C (21 °F).

Climate and Seasonality by Month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
-7°C
19°F
-6°C
 21°F
-2°C
 28°F
3°C
 37°F
5°C
 41°F
11°C
 52°F
- -
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
13°C
55°F
13°C
55°F
9°C
 48°F
4°C
 39°F
-1°C
30°F
-5°C
 23°F
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t° - average, Aberdeen; ⛷ - ski

Nice

Nice

Nice is located to north-east from Cannes on coasts of the Mediterranean Sea. The biggest city of the French Riviera is located on relatively plain lands with several hills outside the city. Local weather has all features of Mediterranean climate except it is drier than in other regions. Nevertheless spring is windy and rainy.

Climate in Nice by Seasons

The city has weather conditions respective to its location. There is pronounced Mediterranean climate, but unlike many other localities with similar climate precipitation in Nice is moderate. Spring begins with warm and somewhat windy days. Through the season afternoon average grows from 16 °C (61 °F) to 23 °C (73 °F). Summer is much drier and warmer with average of 30 °C (86 °F) and amount of rainfall for whole season equals total rains of single September.

Autumn begins with warm and sunny September. In October rains are peaking and temperature crawls down. In December afternoon average reaches mark of 12 °C (53 °F) and stays there through whole winter. It never drops below freezing even at night. Improvement of weather begins in February.

Climate and Seasonality by Month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
8°C
 46°F
9°C
 48°F
10°C
 51°F
13°C
 55°F
17°C
 62°F
20°C
 68°F
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
22°C
72°F
22°C
 72°F
20°C
68°F
16°C
61°F
12°C
54°F
9°C
48°F
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t° - average; ⛹ - health; ⌘ - excursion

Water Temperature and Seasonality

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
15°C
 58°F
13°C
 56°F
14°C
 56°F
15°C
 59°F
18°C
64°F
22°C
71°F
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
24°C
76°F
25°C
77°F
23°C
74°F
21°C
70°F
18°C
64°F
16°C
 61°F
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t° - average; ;  ⛱ - beach


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