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France in December


France in December : 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 December, here's what you can expect on average:

  • All-inclusive stays: 599 € / week

  • Round-trip flight: 70 €

  • Tourist season: low



Climate in December, picked destinations



France in DecemberIn December, weather conditions in France make it a relatively bad trip destination. Among our chosen destinations (see below), the average temperatures you'll face in December would be between 4.4°C and 10.6°C, with exceptional possible peaks as low as -20°C and high as 24°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 December in France is 18 mm and you can have between 1 and 24 rainy days. If you want to avoid rain, your preferred destination could be Mulhouse.

Note that the gap in temperature between the different areas in the country is low but the number of rainy days can vary greatly, therefore you should pick your destination carefully if you decide to go in France in December.

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


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
Abbeville159-3167011
AgenNC411-617315
Aix les BainsNC08-817813
Aix-en-ProvenceNC512-72029
Ajaccio (Corsica)4516-4239713
AlbiNC312-418811
AmiensNC59-315NC17
AngersNC411-617NC15
AngoulêmeNC511-318NC9
AnnecyNC09-7161111
AntibesNC815321127
Antibes Juan-les-PinsNC815321158
ArcachonNC513-520NC16
ArlesNC614-42138
ArrasNC48-6141518
AurillacNC29-1117611
AuxerreNC39-817815
AvignonNC412-518NC10
BastiaNC81612147
BeauvaisNC38-715920
BelfortNC18-9181018
BesançonNC49-5162112
BiarritzNC714-3241115
BloisNC39-716616
Bordeaux2410-122210817
Boulogne-sur-MerNC510-4161120
Bourg en BresseNC39-6161612
BourgesNC49-6171215
BrestNC711-2182624
Brive-la-GaillardeNC212-619710
BéziersNC613-61877
CabourgNC510-5161218
CaenNC610-6161022
CalaisNC710-2161210
CalviNC81612136
CannesNC615-220128
Cap d'AgdeNC613-61877
CarcassonneNC512-518412
CarpentrasNC412-518NC9
CastresNC412-1418NC9
CergyNC49-716NC13
ChambéryNC18-817817
Chamonix Mont-BlancNC-25-720NC2
ChamrousseNC18-1116613
ChartresNC49-614813
Cherbourg2611-61811819
CholetNC611-317913
Clermont-FerrandNC310-818315
ColmarNC312-316NC11
CompiègneNC49-816716
DaxNC513-32285
DeauvilleNC610-516919
DieppeNC59-4161716
DijonNC28-814919
DinardNC611-317717
Disneyland ParisNC59-516821
DunkerqueNC811-1161512
FontainebleauNC38-6176111
FuturoscopeNC410-6171018
Gap (Alps)4-27-15166410
GranvilleNC611-317717
GrenobleNC19-1116616
Honfleur259-3167410
HoulgateNC59-3161718
La BauleNC611-5171018
La RochelleNC712-417NC17
LacanauNC512-4181013
LavalNC410-617NC13
Le Grau du RoiNC613-41967
Le HavreNC710-216720
Le MansNC510-416915
Les Sables d'OlonneNC511-515715
LilleNC37-1015418
LimogesNC59-5171318
LorientNC712-2161220
LourdesNC313-6221314
Lyon217-20205614
Marne La ValléeNC510-516618
Marseille4412-11216510
MetzNC37-815320
Millau319-818609
Mont-de-MarsanNC313-720913
MontaubanNC512-418612
Montelimar3510-417606
MontpellierNC613-41967
MulhouseNC412-617NC1
NancyNC38-816518
NantesNC611-4161419
NarbonneNC613-61877
Narbonne-Plage4612-418505
NiceNC714-22129
NimesNC813-118125
NiortNC511-4171120
NoirmoutierNC611-5171018
OrangeNC412-518510
OrléansNC49-516516
Oyonnax138-6169010
Parc AsterixNC59-516821
Paris238-13184916
PauNC18-817817
PerpignanNC614-42128
PoitiersNC410-6171018
PornicNC712-517919
Porto-VecchioNC516-520311
Puy du FouNC611-515617
Périgueux3211-61810012
QuiberonNC711-315NC15
QuimperNC812-1171423
ReimsNC39-6161018
RennesNC611-5181019
RoanneNC39-617713
RodezNC110-1018612
RouenNC49-6141622
RoyanNC511-617413
Saint MaloNC711-317720
Saint-BrieucNC711-217818
Saint-EtienneNC310-717415
Saint-NazaireNC611-5171018
Saint-TropezNC314-519168
StrasbourgNC38-1016618
TarbesNC213-6221311
ThionvilleNC37-815NC15
ToulonNC715-2211410
ToulouseNC512-418514
ToursNC510-316919
TroyesNC49-817716
ValenceNC29-1117511
VannesNC49-817716
VersaillesNC59-415NC15

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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