When is the best time to go to Brittany?

We recommend visiting Brittany in June, July, August, or September, when the climate is favorable everywhere.

Whether you are in Côtes-d'Armor, Finistère, Ille-et-Vilaine, or Morbihan, several Breton cities have a pleasant climate that will allow you to make beautiful discoveries. Saint Malo and its fortifications, Pornic and its old port, Brest and its famous maritime festivals, Vannes and its half-timbered houses. Note that, even in the middle of summer, cities in central Brittany generally have rainier weather.

July to September is the ideal period to enjoy Brittany's beaches, especially those around Saint-Brieuc.



Where and when to go based on the weather?

Côtes-d'Armor
Saint-Brieuc (Côtes d'Armor), Perros-Guirec, Erquy...

May, June, July, August, September and October
58°F to 72°F°C
3 to 8 days
56°F to 67°F
April and November
54°F to 58°F°C
4 to 10 days
52°F to 59°F
January, February, March and December
49°F to 54°F°C
3 to 11 days
49°F to 56°F

Finistère
Brest, Quimper, Concarneau...

May, June, July, August, September and October
58°F to 72°F°C
2 to 9 days
56°F to 65°F
April and November
54°F to 59°F°C
3 to 13 days
52°F to 59°F
January, February, March and December
49°F to 54°F°C
4 to 13 days
50°F to 56°F

Ille-et-Vilaine
Rennes, Saint-Malo, Redon...

May, June, July, August, September and October
61°F to 76°F°C
2 to 8 days
56°F to 67°F
April and November
54°F to 61°F°C
3 to 9 days
52°F to 61°F
January, February, March and December
47°F to 56°F°C
3 to 10 days
49°F to 56°F

Morbihan
Vannes, Lorient, The Quiberon peninsula...

May, June, July, August, September and October
32°F to 77°F°C
0 to 7 days
58°F to 67°F
April and November
32°F to 61°F°C
0 to 10 days
54°F to 61°F
January, February, March and December
32°F to 56°F°C
0 to 10 days
50°F to 56°F

Best time to travel to Brittany by cities

Chargement en cours
Côtes-d'Armor Côtes-d'Armor Finistère Finistère Ille-et-Vilaine Ille-et-Vilaine Morbihan Morbihan

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Climate and Weather in Brittany

It's time to forget the clichés about Brittany: no, it doesn't rain every day and the weather is not (so) bad! In most cities, when visiting Brittany, you can enjoy an oceanic climate, with well-defined seasons and microclimates scattered throughout this region of France.

Brittany: Pointe du Pen-Hir sur la presqu'île de Crozon, Finistère

Brittany's Climate in Summer

In Brittany, while temperatures are never stifling, summers are nevertheless sunny, as seen in cities like Vannes and Lorient. The sea breeze slightly cools the atmosphere, providing a salty air in this pleasant season. It should be noted, however, that microclimates exist especially on islands in the Gulf of Morbihan, offering an almost Mediterranean landscape. Although precipitation can occur in Brittany, especially in the center, it remains moderate in the summer.

Brittany in Winter

Periods of frost are quite rare in Brittany, especially in the northern part of the region. In the center of Ille-et-Vilaine, however, it can get very cold with occasional snowfall. Negative temperatures are quite rare on the coast and in the islands. It is worth noting that precipitation is more frequent in Finistère. Wind is also very present throughout this season, and temperature variations are very low. Towards Concarneau, winters are milder, as well as on the Emerald Coast.

Autumn and Spring in Brittany

In Brittany, spring and autumn are relatively pleasant seasons, with mild temperatures, although they can be a bit cool during the autumn months. Humidity is present during these two seasons, with regular but light precipitation. It should be noted that the western interior of Brittany experiences almost constant humidity, with numerous cloudy days, especially in autumn.


Temperatures and rainfall in Brittany

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Brittany and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Rennes, Brest, Lorient, Redon and Saint-Brieuc (Côtes d'Armor), as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Brittany

Find out when Brittany has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Brittany

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, October, November and December. The number of visitors to Brittany is high in: May, June, July, August and September.

  • Very low season in Brittany: January, February, March and November.
  • Low season in Brittany: April, October and December.
  • High season in Brittany: May, June, July and September.
  • Peak season in Brittany: August.

Figure: Visitor index for Brittany month by month


Average price for flights to Brittany

A return flight between London and Rennes is generally cheaper if you go in january ($ 163 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 105 more for your airline ticket to Rennes if you go in december.

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Where to go in Brittany?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Rennes49°F50°F56°F61°F65°F70°F76°F76°F72°F65°F56°F50°F
Brest50°F50°F54°F58°F61°F65°F68°F68°F67°F61°F56°F52°F
Lorient50°F50°F54°F58°F63°F68°F70°F70°F68°F63°F56°F52°F
Redon50°F50°F56°F59°F65°F70°F74°F74°F72°F65°F58°F52°F
Saint-Brieuc (Côtes d'Armor)49°F49°F52°F58°F61°F67°F70°F70°F68°F61°F54°F50°F
Saint-Malo49°F50°F54°F58°F61°F67°F70°F70°F68°F63°F56°F50°F
Vannes50°F50°F54°F58°F63°F68°F72°F72°F70°F63°F56°F52°F
Concarneau50°F50°F54°F59°F63°F68°F70°F70°F68°F63°F56°F52°F
Dinard49°F50°F54°F58°F61°F67°F70°F70°F68°F63°F56°F50°F
Erquy49°F50°F54°F58°F61°F67°F70°F72°F70°F63°F56°F50°F
Perros-Guirec50°F50°F52°F56°F59°F63°F67°F68°F67°F61°F56°F52°F
Quimper50°F50°F54°F59°F63°F68°F70°F70°F68°F63°F56°F52°F
The Quiberon peninsula52°F52°F54°F56°F59°F65°F68°F68°F67°F63°F58°F54°F
Arzon52°F50°F54°F56°F59°F65°F68°F68°F67°F63°F58°F54°F
Audierne-Esquibien52°F50°F54°F56°F59°F65°F68°F68°F67°F63°F58°F54°F
Belle-Île-en-Mer52°F52°F54°F56°F59°F65°F68°F68°F67°F63°F58°F54°F
Bénodet50°F50°F54°F59°F63°F68°F70°F70°F68°F63°F56°F52°F
Beuzec-Cap-Sizun50°F50°F54°F58°F61°F65°F68°F68°F67°F61°F56°F52°F
Billiers50°F50°F54°F59°F63°F68°F72°F72°F70°F63°F56°F52°F
Brehat Island (Île de Bréhat)50°F50°F52°F54°F58°F63°F67°F67°F65°F61°F56°F52°F

Legend:

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About Brittany

What can I do in Brittany?

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Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage

Sports

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Is this weather information for Brittany reliable?

Climate data for Brittany has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Brittany allows us to determine the average for each month in Rennes, Brest, Lorient, Redon, Saint-Brieuc (Côtes d'Armor), Saint-Malo, Vannes, Concarneau, and 186 other cities.

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

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