Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera): Weather, Best time to go, Where to go?

Discover the most favorable time to go to Provence/Côte d’Azur from average climate conditions in many locations like Fréjus or Saint-Tropez, on this page.

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When is the best time to go to Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera)?

When is the best time to go to Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera)? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera), the weather is good everywhere in May, June, July, August and September
  • The best months to go to Marseille are April, May, June, July, August, September and October
  • On average, the warmest months in Marseille are July and August, and the coldest month of the year is February
  • The rainiest months in this city are January, February, April, October, November and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Saint-Tropez, Toulon, Antibes, Cannes, Fréjus, Hyères, Juan-les-Pins, Lavandou, Saint-Raphaël, Sainte-Maxime, Cavalaire, Ramatuelle, Saint-Honorat Island (Île Saint-Honorat), Sainte-Marguerite Island and Six-Fours-les-Plages, with good weather at least 8 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Marseille are June, July, August and September

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month Our opinion View Details
very bad to bad* Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) in january
very bad to bad* Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) in february
very bad to tolerable* Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) in march
tolerable to good* Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) in april
good Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) in may
good to perfect* Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) in june
good to perfect* Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) in july
good to perfect* Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) in august
good to perfect* Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) in september
tolerable to good* Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) in october
very bad to good* Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) in november
very bad to tolerable* Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) in december

When to go to Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) by city

Marseille

Best time to go to Marseille

The best months to go to Marseille are april, may, june, july, august, september and october.

Menton

Best time to go to Menton

The best months to go to Menton are april, may, june, july, august, september and october.

Nice

Best time to go to Nice

The best months to go to Nice are may, june, july, august, september and october.

Saint-Tropez

Best time to go to Saint-Tropez

The best months to go to Saint-Tropez are april, may, june, july, august, september, october and november.

Toulon

Best time to go to Toulon

The best months to go to Toulon are april, may, june, july, august, september, october and november.


Climate and Weather in Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera)

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Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) : Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, La Bastide d'Einesi, Vidauban, Var


Temperatures and rainfall in Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera)

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Marseille, Menton, Nice, Saint-Tropez and Toulon, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities..


Map of Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera)

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cities in Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) (Hover over the icons for more information on the weather)

About Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera)

What can I do in Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera)?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage

Sports

Family travel

Crafts / shopping

Gastronomy

Nightlife

Is this weather information for Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) reliable?

Climate data for Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) allows us to determine the average for each month in Marseille, Menton, Nice, Saint-Tropez, Toulon, Aix-en-Provence, Antibes, Avignon, and 21 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

Average weather and best time to go: city by city in Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera):

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