When is the best time to go to Nice?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Nice are April, May, June, July, August, September and October
  • On average, the warmest months are July and August
  • The coldest months are January and February
  • November is the rainiest month
  • The best months for swimming are June, July, August and September

Annual weather in Nice

For full information about the climate and weather in Nice a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 43°F/52°F
February 43°F/52°F
March 47°F/56°F
April 52°F/61°F
May 58°F/67°F
June 65°F/74°F
July 70°F/79°F
August 70°F/79°F
September 63°F/74°F
October 56°F/67°F
November 50°F/59°F
December 45°F/54°F

Weather and climate in Nice

Nice enjoys a warm-summer Mediterranean climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Nice is 65°F (ranging from 52°F in january to 79°F in august). Annual rainfall is 55.7in, with a minimum of 2.4in in august and a maximum of 8.6in in november.
  • Between the months of january and february the climate is unfavorable. the thermometer goes up to 52°F°C and you can expect to have 4.4in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • Between the months of march and april the climate is passable, but still OK. It is for example 61°F as maximum temperature in april and it rains about 5.1in each month.
  • Between the months of may and october the climate is good. The record temperature this month is 76°F and it rains about 6in each month.
  • In november the climate is just OK. It is for example 59°F as maximum temperature in november and you can expect to have 8.6in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • In december the climate is bad. By early evening, the temperature averages 50°F.

Nice : Fontaine du Soleil sur la Place Messena à Nice

Charts: temperature and rainfall in Nice

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Nice: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Nice

Find out when Nice 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 Nice

  • Very low season in Nice
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January, February, March, November and December.
  • High season in Nice
    The number of visitors to Nice is high in: April, May, June and October.
  • Peek season in Nice
    The largest number of tourists visiting Nice is during: July, August and September.

Figure: Visitor index for Nice month by month

Best time for low prices in Nice

Average prices of hotels in Nice month by month

Generally, November is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Nice. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, August is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price for flights to Nice

A return flight between London and Nice is generally cheaper if you go in march ($ 89 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 83 more for your airline ticket to Nice if you go in may.

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Average price of hiring a car in Nice

On average, it costs $ 21 per day to hire a car in Nice. This price varies by $ 11 depending on the month. In november, hiring a car costs an average of $ 15 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in july is $ 26.

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