Weather in April in France

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in April in France. Is this month a good time to go to France? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in France in April?

The weather in France in April ranges from unpleasant to pleasant depending on the destination.

During April in France, the temperature ranges from moderate in Cherbourg with 12°C (54°F) to pleasant temperatures in Marseille with 19°C (66°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 9°C (48°F) in Marseille and 6°C (42°F) in Cherbourg.

Precipitation in April ranges from moderate in Orléans with an average of 44mm (1.7inch) rainfall to high in Biarritz with 127mm (5inch). It is also generally a moderate sunny month with an average of 173 hours of sunshine in Paris during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in France.

Where to go in France in April

Find the average weather conditions in April for the most popular destinations in France on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in France

What is the weather like in April for the 5 most popular destinations in France?

Average weather in Paris

In April Paris generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 17°C (62°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 8°C (46°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Paris
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
13°C / 55°F 
6°C / 42°F 
129 hours 
50mm / 2inch 
11 days 
17°C / 62°F 
8°C / 46°F 
173 hours 
47mm / 1.9inch 
9 days 
May   >> May
>>  
20°C / 69°F 
11°C / 52°F 
200 hours 
68mm / 2.7inch 
10 days 
Climate in Paris

Average weather in Cannes

In April Cannes generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 17°C (62°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 11°C (52°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Cannes
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
15°C / 59°F 
9°C / 48°F 
186 hours 
41mm / 1.6inch 
5 days 
17°C / 62°F 
11°C / 52°F 
210 hours 
72mm / 2.8inch 
7 days 
May   >> May
>>  
21°C / 69°F 
15°C / 58°F 
251 hours 
49mm / 1.9inch 
6 days 
Climate in Cannes

Average weather in Nice

In April Nice generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 17°C (62°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 11°C (52°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Nice
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
15°C / 59°F 
9°C / 48°F 
186 hours 
41mm / 1.6inch 
5 days 
17°C / 62°F 
11°C / 52°F 
210 hours 
72mm / 2.8inch 
7 days 
May   >> May
>>  
21°C / 69°F 
15°C / 58°F 
251 hours 
49mm / 1.9inch 
6 days 
Climate in Nice

Average weather in Lyon

In April Lyon generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 17°C (62°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 7°C (44°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Lyon
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
13°C / 55°F 
4°C / 39°F 
174 hours 
52mm / 2inch 
9 days 
17°C / 62°F 
7°C / 44°F 
190 hours 
76mm / 3inch 
9 days 
May   >> May
>>  
21°C / 70°F 
11°C / 52°F 
221 hours 
92mm / 3.6inch 
12 days 
Climate in Lyon

Average weather in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

In April Chamonix-Mont-Blanc generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 13°C (55°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 1°C (33°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
9°C / 48°F 
-3°C / 27°F 
175 hours 
86mm / 3.4inch 
10 days 
poor 
13°C / 55°F 
1°C / 33°F 
180 hours 
98mm / 3.9inch 
10 days 
May   >> May
>>  
18°C / 64°F 
5°C / 41°F 
202 hours 
121mm / 4.8inch 
14 days 
Climate in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

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Is April the best time to go to France?

In our opinion April is a good time to visit France with commonly tolerable weather in Paris. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

On average the best time to visit France is in May, June, July, August and September with generally perfect weather in Paris. The worst months are January, February and December that can have poor weather conditions.

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