When is the best time to go to the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region?

When is the best time to go to the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, the weather is good everywhere in May, June, July, August, September and October
  • 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 months are January and February
  • The rainiest months in this city are October and November
  • The cities with the best climate are La Fos-sur-Mer, Istres, Miramas and Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone, with good weather at least 9 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Marseille are July, August and September

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 23°F to 54°F
19%
February 25°F to 52°F
20%
March 31°F to 58°F
21%
April 38°F to 63°F
24%
May 45°F to 70°F
25%
June 56°F to 79°F
21%
July 61°F to 85°F
16%
August 59°F to 85°F
15%
September 52°F to 76°F
20%
October 43°F to 67°F
21%
November 32°F to 61°F
27%
December 25°F to 56°F
17%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) by cities

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 may, 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.

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Temperatures and rainfall in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

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.


Where to go in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur?

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.
Marseille52°F52°F58°F63°F68°F76°F83°F83°F76°F68°F59°F54°F
Menton49°F49°F54°F59°F63°F70°F76°F76°F70°F65°F58°F50°F
Nice50°F50°F54°F59°F65°F72°F77°F77°F72°F65°F58°F52°F
Saint-Tropez54°F54°F59°F63°F68°F76°F81°F83°F76°F68°F61°F56°F
Toulon54°F54°F58°F63°F67°F74°F79°F81°F76°F68°F61°F56°F
Aix-en-Provence50°F52°F59°F65°F72°F79°F86°F86°F77°F68°F59°F52°F
Antibes52°F54°F58°F63°F67°F76°F79°F81°F76°F67°F59°F54°F
Avignon50°F52°F59°F67°F74°F83°F88°F88°F79°F68°F58°F52°F
Cannes54°F54°F58°F63°F68°F76°F81°F81°F76°F68°F61°F56°F
Cassis52°F54°F58°F63°F68°F76°F81°F81°F76°F68°F59°F54°F
Fréjus54°F54°F59°F65°F70°F77°F83°F83°F77°F68°F61°F56°F
Gap (Hautes-Alpes)38°F40°F47°F54°F59°F68°F74°F76°F67°F58°F49°F40°F
Hyères54°F54°F58°F63°F67°F74°F79°F81°F76°F68°F61°F56°F
Juan-les-Pins52°F54°F58°F63°F67°F76°F79°F81°F76°F67°F59°F54°F
La Ciotat52°F54°F58°F63°F68°F76°F81°F81°F76°F68°F59°F54°F
Lavandou54°F54°F58°F63°F68°F76°F79°F81°F76°F68°F61°F56°F
Monaco49°F49°F54°F59°F63°F70°F76°F77°F70°F65°F58°F50°F
Orange50°F52°F59°F67°F74°F83°F88°F88°F79°F68°F58°F52°F
Saint-Raphaël54°F54°F59°F65°F70°F77°F83°F83°F77°F68°F61°F56°F
Sainte-Maxime54°F54°F59°F63°F68°F76°F81°F83°F76°F68°F61°F56°F

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

Click over cities for information about the weather.

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Legend: cities in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

About Provence/Côte d’Azur (French Riviera)

What can I do in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur?

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 83 other cities.

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

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