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France in June

Gorgeous weather, quiet streets and festivals for everyone.

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Place Drouet, Reims, Champagne Region

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Arromanches Circular Cinema Film Scene, Normandy

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France in June

Nice Jazz Festival, July 2010

© Emra ISLEK

In June the weather is generally mild. You can mainly count on wonderful blue skies and warm temperatures, but there can still be spring showers and chilly evenings. According to where you are in France, there are variations in climate, so here are weather averages for some major cities:

Weather

  • Paris:
    Temperature ranges from 13 degrees C (55 degrees F) to 22 degrees C (72 degrees F)
    Average temperature is 17 degrees C (62 degrees F)
    Average number of days with some rain is 12

  • Bordeaux:
    Average temperature ranges from 12 degrees C (53 degrees F) to 24 degrees C (75 degrees F)
    Average temperatures is 18 degrees C (64 degrees F)
    Average number of days with some rain is 11

  • Lyon:
    Temperature ranges from 13 degrees C (55 degrees F) to 24 degrees C (75 degrees F)
    Average temperature is 19 degrees C (66 degrees F)
    Average number of days with some rain is 11

  • Nice:
    Average temperature ranges from 16 degrees C (61 F) to 24 degrees C (75 degrees F)
    Average temperature is 20 degrees C (68 degrees F)
    Average number of wet days is 5

  • Strasbourg:
    Average temperature ranges from 12 degrees C (54 degrees F) to 23 degrees C (73 degrees F)
    Average temperature is 18 degrees C (64 degrees F)
    Average number of days with some rain is 14

  • Find out more: Weather in France

    What to pack

    Packing for France can be tricky if you are visiting different parts. It can still be cold at night in the Alps and on high ground, while you can sunbathe along the Mediterranean. So here are some basic suggestions for clothes to take:

  • Light cotton clothes for sunny days
  • Light windbreaker
  • Hat or visor or sun gear for sunny days
  • Sun screen
  • Bathing costume
  • Good walking shoes.
  • Sturdy umbrella that can resist the wind.
  • Find out more on Packing Tips

    Why to go in June

  • Parks and gardens are at their best, with glorious colours and scents
  • The weather is usually pleasant
  • All museums and attractions are open, and beginning extended summertime hours
  • This is festival season, when France starts to celebrate everything from food to music, from street theater to arts and crafts
  • Pavement cafes and terraces are doing a roaring trade

Why not to visit France in June

  • You might get caught up in the crowds of visitors who are beginning to arrive, particularly in popular venues like the Cote d’Azur and the Loire Valley
  • Airfares and lodging can be more expensive
  • There can be some really hot days

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