Rhône-Alpes: Weather, Best time to go, Where to go?

Discover the very best time to go to Rhône-Alpes from average climate conditions in many locations like Montélimar or Annonay, on this page.

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When is the best time to go to Rhône-Alpes?

When is the best time to go to Rhône-Alpes? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Rhône-Alpes, the weather is at least tolerable in July and August
  • The best months to go to Lyon are April, June, July, August, September and October
  • On average, the warmest months in Lyon are July and August, and the coldest month of the year is February
  • The rainiest months in this city are May, June, July, November and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Ardèche, Chambéry, Aix-les-Bains, Drôme, Montélimar, Nyons, Pierrelatte, Tournon-sur-Rhône and Valence, with good weather at least 7 months a year

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Rhône-Alpes for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month Our opinion View Details
very bad Rhône-Alpes in january
very bad Rhône-Alpes in february
very bad to tolerable* Rhône-Alpes in march
very bad to good* Rhône-Alpes in april
very bad to good* Rhône-Alpes in may
bad to good* Rhône-Alpes in june
tolerable to perfect* Rhône-Alpes in july
tolerable to perfect* Rhône-Alpes in august
bad to perfect* Rhône-Alpes in september
very bad to good* Rhône-Alpes in october
very bad to tolerable* Rhône-Alpes in november
very bad Rhône-Alpes in december

When to go to Rhône-Alpes by city

Lyon

Best time to go to Lyon

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

Annecy (Haute-Savoie)

Best time to go to Annecy (Haute-Savoie)

The best months to go to Annecy (Haute-Savoie) are may, june, july, august, september and october.

Ardèche

Best time to go to Ardèche

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

Bourg-en-Bresse (Ain)

Best time to go to Bourg-en-Bresse (Ain)

The best months to go to Bourg-en-Bresse (Ain) are may, june, july, august, september and october.

Chambéry

Best time to go to Chambéry

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


Climate and Weather in Rhône-Alpes

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Rhône-Alpes : Col de la Muzelle


Temperatures and rainfall in Rhône-Alpes

On these 2 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Rhône-Alpes and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Lyon, Annecy (Haute-Savoie), Ardèche, Bourg-en-Bresse (Ain) and Chambéry.


Map of Rhône-Alpes

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cities in Rhône-Alpes (Hover over the icons for more information on the weather)

About Rhône-Alpes

What can I do in Rhône-Alpes?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage

Sports

Family travel

Crafts / shopping

Gastronomy

Nightlife

Is this weather information for Rhône-Alpes reliable?

Climate data for Rhône-Alpes has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Rhône-Alpes allows us to determine the average for each month in Lyon, Annecy (Haute-Savoie), Ardèche, Bourg-en-Bresse (Ain), Chambéry, Grenoble (Isère), Aix-les-Bains, Cévennes National Park, and 44 other cities.

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

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