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Springtime, Easter and Good Weather are Powerful Attractions

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Jairo Cataia

Weather

In April, the weather turns mild, sometimes astonishing with high temperatures. But there are also surprises with spring showers, and sometimes chilly evenings. There are major variations in climate depending on where you are in France, but here are weather averages for some major cities:

  • Paris:
    Temperature ranges from 7 degrees C (45 degrees F) to 15 degrees C (59 degrees F
    Average temperature is 10 degrees C (50 degrees F)
    Average number of wet days is 12

  • Bordeaux:
    Average temperature ranges from 6 degrees C (43 degrees F) to 17 degrees C (63 degrees F)
    Average temperatures is 12.5 degrees C (55 degrees F)
    Average number of wet days is 13

  • Lyon:
    Temperature ranges from 4 degrees C (42 degrees F) to 15 degrees C (59 degrees F)
    Average temperature is 11.5 degrees C (53 degrees F)
    Average number of wet days is 12

  • Nice:
    Average temperature ranges from 9 degrees C (48 F) to 17 degrees C (63 degrees F)
    Average temperature is 10 degrees C (50 degrees F)
    Average number of wet days is 7

  • Strasbourg:
    Average temperature ranges from 6 degrees C (43 degrees F) to 17 degrees C (63 degrees F)
    Average temperature is 10 degrees C (50 degrees F)
    Average number of wet days is 13

Find out more: Weather in France

What to pack

Packing for a France holiday in April can vary according to which part of France you are visiting, but generally the weather is mild. Though if you are going to the Alps it could snow. So include the following in your packing list:

Find out more on Packing Tips

Why visit France in April

  • Parks and gardens are coming to life with the gorgeous light green of Spring colors
  • You can buy fabulous Easter chocolates and candies
  • The tourist season is officially beginning, with expanding hours at tourist attractions
  • The weather invites you to sit at pavement tables watching the world go by

Why not to visit France in April

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