When is the best time to go to Périgord - Dordogne?

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

  • In Périgord - Dordogne, the weather is good everywhere in May, June, July, August, September and October
  • The best months to go to Périgueux are May, June, July, August, September and October
  • On average, the warmest months in Périgueux are July and August, and the coldest month of the year is February
  • The rainiest months in this city are January, May, June, November and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Périgueux, Bergerac, Sarlat-la-Canéda, Beynac-et-Cazenac, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Domme, Excideuil, Eymet, Hautefort and La Roche-Chalais, with good weather at least 6 months a year

Annual weather in Périgord - Dordogne

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

January 36°F to 50°F
6 to 9 days*
February 36°F to 52°F
4 to 7 days*
March 40°F to 59°F
5 to 7 days*
April 45°F to 65°F
6 to 8 days*
May 50°F to 70°F
7 to 8 days*
June 58°F to 79°F
6 to 8 days*
July 61°F to 83°F
3 to 4 days*
August 59°F to 85°F
3 to 4 days*
September 54°F to 79°F
3 to 4 days*
October 49°F to 68°F
5 to 6 days*
November 43°F to 58°F
6 to 8 days*
December 40°F to 52°F
6 to 8 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Périgord - Dordogne by cities

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Temperatures and rainfall in Périgord - Dordogne

On these 2 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Périgord - Dordogne and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Périgueux, Bergerac, Sarlat-la-Canéda, Beynac-et-Cazenac and Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Périgord - Dordogne

Find out when Périgord - Dordogne 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 Périgord - Dordogne

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

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

Figure: Visitor index for Périgord - Dordogne month by month

Where to go in Périgord - Dordogne?

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.
La Roche-Chalais50°F52°F59°F65°F70°F79°F83°F85°F79°F68°F58°F52°F
La Roque-Gageac47°F50°F58°F65°F70°F77°F83°F83°F77°F67°F56°F49°F
Le Bugue47°F50°F58°F65°F68°F77°F83°F83°F77°F67°F56°F49°F
Reignac (Tursac)47°F50°F58°F65°F68°F77°F83°F83°F77°F67°F56°F49°F


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Is this weather information for Périgord - Dordogne reliable?

Climate data for Périgord - Dordogne has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Périgord - Dordogne allows us to determine the average for each month in Périgueux, Bergerac, Sarlat-la-Canéda, Beynac-et-Cazenac, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Domme, Excideuil, Eymet, and 23 other cities.

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

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