France weather in April

Are you planning a trip to France in April and wondering what kind of weather to expect? Look no further than this page for all the information you need.

What is the weather like in France in April?

The weather conditions in France in April vary from poor to perfect depending on the destination.

During April in France, the average maximum temperature varies from low in Aussois with 4°C (39°F) to pleasant in Mas blanc des Alpilles with 21°C (70°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 10°C (49°F) in Mas blanc des Alpilles and -5°C (24°F) in Aussois.

Precipitation in April varies from moderate in Oye-Plage with an average of 51mm (1.99 inches) of rainfall to heavy in Argelès-Gazost with 181mm (7.13 inches). It is also generally a moderately sunny time of year with an average of 173 hours of sunshine in Paris during the entire month.

To learn more about the weather conditions in specific areas of France, check out the map below.

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.

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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 / 3.5inches 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 16°C (62°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 6°C (43°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 / 56°F 
4°C / 39°F 
129 hours 
56mm / 2.22" 
16 days 
16°C / 62°F 
6°C / 43°F 
173 hours 
58mm / 2.28" 
15 days 
May   >> May
>>  
20°C / 68°F 
10°C / 49°F 
200 hours 
69mm / 2.71" 
16 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 10°C (51°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 
8°C / 47°F 
186 hours 
60mm / 2.35" 
9 days 
17°C / 62°F 
10°C / 51°F 
210 hours 
78mm / 3.07" 
9 days 
May   >> May
>>  
21°C / 69°F 
14°C / 58°F 
251 hours 
57mm / 2.23" 
9 days 
Climate in Cannes

Average weather in Nice

In April Nice generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 16°C (62°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 9°C (49°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
<<  
14°C / 58°F 
7°C / 45°F 
186 hours 
65mm / 2.56" 
10 days 
16°C / 62°F 
9°C / 49°F 
210 hours 
85mm / 3.36" 
10 days 
May   >> May
>>  
20°C / 68°F 
13°C / 56°F 
251 hours 
64mm / 2.50" 
10 days 
Climate in Nice

Average weather in Lyon

In April Lyon generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 18°C (64°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 7°C (44°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant 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
<<  
14°C / 58°F 
4°C / 38°F 
174 hours 
67mm / 2.62" 
15 days 
18°C / 64°F 
7°C / 44°F 
190 hours 
89mm / 3.50" 
14 days 
May   >> May
>>  
22°C / 71°F 
11°C / 51°F 
221 hours 
95mm / 3.74" 
16 days 
Climate in Lyon

Average weather in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

In April Chamonix-Mont-Blanc generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 7°C (44°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -3°C (26°F) and high monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   March March
<<  
3°C / 38°F 
-7°C / 20°F 
175 hours 
128mm / 5.02" 
17 days 
poor 
7°C / 44°F 
-3°C / 26°F 
180 hours 
121mm / 4.74" 
19 days 
poor 
May   >> May
>>  
12°C / 53°F 
1°C / 34°F 
202 hours 
155mm / 6.11" 
20 days 
poor 
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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