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France in May


France in May : Travel budget & tourist seasons.


Budget your trip depending on your departure time.

Beyond the tourist season (low, medium or high season) of the destination country, prices of your flight, hotel or all-inclusive stays may also vary depending on the demand in your country (our rates are evaluated from western Europe).

Thus, from western Europe, a stay will often be more expensive for a start during the school holidays.

In May, here's what you can expect on average:

  • All-inclusive stays: 599 € / week

  • Round-trip flight: 70 €

  • Tourist season: low



Climate in May, picked destinations



France in MayIn May, weather conditions in France make it a good trip destination, however some areas should be avoided. Among our chosen destinations (see below), the average temperatures you'll face in May would be between 10.4°C and 19.3°C, with exceptional possible peaks as low as -3°C and high as 35°C as observed in previous years.

Depending on your exact destination, you can face more or less rain, the average amount of rain observed during May in France is 17 mm and you can have between 0 and 18 rainy days. If you want to avoid rain, your preferred destination could be Thionville.

Note that the gap in temperature between the different areas in the country is low and the number of rainy days can vary. The country is rather climatically homogeneous in this season.

Based on weather conditions, our advice for one of the best destinations in France during May is Toulon.


Click on the name of a city to read more details about it, have more climate data history and see weather forecasts.


CitySunlight
(h/d)
Average T
min (°C)
Average T
max (°C)
Record T
min (°C)
Record T
max (°C)
Precipitations
(mm)
Wet daysRating
Abbeville69171287011
AgenNC1121231512
Aix les BainsNC10202311518
Aix-en-ProvenceNC142353528
Ajaccio (Corsica)101122332498
AlbiNC10212311210
AmiensNC917026NC16
AngersNC918027NC15
AngoulêmeNC1120132NC13
AnnecyNC9182291817
AntibesNC15201027811
Antibes Juan-les-PinsNC1520927107
ArcachonNC1120132NC14
ArlesNC142263258
ArrasNC1018122NC15
AurillacNC818-1291613
AuxerreNC819-1291815
AvignonNC1223433NC7
BastiaNC13227301110
BeauvaisNC817-2271217
BelfortNC919-1291317
BesançonNC9192282413
BiarritzNC1319333817
BloisNC818-128715
Bordeaux71021-3336014
Boulogne-sur-MerNC9160261114
Bourg en BresseNC10201301914
BourgesNC10191291913
BrestNC9162281417
Brive-la-GaillardeNC10220332012
BéziersNC142153128
CabourgNC9161271416
CaenNC9171261216
CalaisNC1216627126
CalviNC142373146
CannesNC132252937
Cap d'AgdeNC132153038
CarcassonneNC1221431414
CarpentrasNC1223431NC8
CastresNC1221331NC10
CergyNC918-129NC17
ChambéryNC10212311317
Chamonix Mont-BlancNC1122430NC7
ChamrousseNC919-1291217
ChartresNC918-1271311
Cherbourg710164294011
CholetNC10192261815
Clermont-FerrandNC9201321115
ColmarNC1120331NC12
CompiègneNC918-1311014
DaxNC122013586
DeauvilleNC9161271115
DieppeNC9161261614
DijonNC9191281615
DinardNC917129916
Disneyland ParisNC1119229916
DunkerqueNC1216627126
FontainebleauNC9191316210
FuturoscopeNC9191281713
Gap (Alps)8820-3286011
GranvilleNC917129916
GrenobleNC919-1291015
Honfleur6916126539
HoulgateNC9161261614
La BauleNC10182291012
La RochelleNC1219429NC12
LacanauNC12213341315
LavalNC918027NC15
Le Grau du RoiNC132263368
Le HavreNC1015327714
Le MansNC1019-1291113
Les Sables d'OlonneNC918-1291015
LilleNC1018228415
LimogesNC10181281916
LorientNC917-130814
LourdesNC10191301615
Lyon810211316813
Marne La ValléeNC1019129814
Marseille91223030458
MetzNC919128516
Millau6818-1297310
Mont-de-MarsanNC11211331514
MontaubanNC11203321113
Montelimar81221429404
MontpellierNC132263368
MulhouseNC1119428228
NancyNC920-1291114
NantesNC10190291214
NarbonneNC132153028
Narbonne-Plage81421631506
NiceNC1621829210
NimesNC132363132
NiortNC10190272314
NoirmoutierNC10182291013
OrangeNC122253129
OrléansNC919028814
Oyonnax61020231719
Parc AsterixNC1119229916
Paris711212325612
PauNC10212311317
PerpignanNC142263158
PoitiersNC9191281713
PornicNC1018229811
Porto-VecchioNC122313138
Puy du FouNC918-1291015
Périgueux7921131709
QuiberonNC1018-129NC13
QuimperNC917130715
ReimsNC819-1261414
RennesNC9180291414
RoanneNC1120330815
RodezNC818-1291114
RouenNC9171271516
RoyanNC11202301416
Saint MaloNC917129615
Saint-BrieucNC9162291015
Saint-EtienneNC1020034616
Saint-NazaireNC10192311013
Saint-TropezNC1224432119
StrasbourgNC11212321017
TarbesNC10191302015
ThionvilleNC1021029NC0
ToulonNC132253335
ToulouseNC1221332911
ToursNC10191281614
TroyesNC919-1281513
ValenceNC817-1291514
VannesNC919-1281513
VersaillesNC1018227NC15

France: Climate & Weather


France has a temperate climate, influenced by marine inputs on the west coast, more continental in the center and east, and south Mediterranean and of course on the Mediterranean coast.

The seasons are usually very marked, with cold winters, warm summers and dry-seasons and neat and punctuated by rain events. The rugged terrain of the area adds to the general climate of local variations: cold winters in the mountains, spring and autumn and warmer on the sunny Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts, precipitation anarchic on the tip of Brittany, sometimes scorching summers in Alsace, for example.

Depending on the region you choose different seasons to visit France, but knowing that winter is probably the least favorable period, unless you want to practice winter sports: the Alps and the Pyrenees know a good snow often early in the month of December, which lasts until March or April, and allows attendance pleasant ski holiday to the winter break. Stations of the Massif Central and Jura they can offer a nice alternative if the snowfall is significant. In spring and autumn, the edges of the Mediterranean enjoy mild temperatures and sunshine better than the rest of the country in September and October are ideal months to discover Corsica example. For the rest of the country, summer brings the guarantee to meet the weather in most areas crossed, but a crowd of tourists on the roads and sites for tourists, especially on beaches.
 

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