Weather in October in France

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in October 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 October?

The weather in France in October ranges from unpleasant to perfect depending on the destination.

In October the average maximum daytime temperatures are moderate and range from 15°C (59°F) in Abbeville to 22°C (71°F) in Toulon. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 14°C (57°F) in Toulon and 8°C (47°F) in Abbeville.

Precipitation ranges from moderate in Toulouse with 51mm (2inch) rainfall to high in Biarritz with 150mm (5.9inch) rainfall. In general it is also a moderate sunny month with an average of 126 hours of sunshine in Paris during the whole month.

Where to go in France in October

Find the average weather conditions in October 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 October for the 5 most popular destinations in France?

Average weather in Paris

In October Paris generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 17°C (62°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 10°C (50°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
22°C / 71°F 
13°C / 55°F 
172 hours 
46mm / 1.8inch 
8 days 
17°C / 62°F 
10°C / 50°F 
126 hours 
56mm / 2.2inch 
10 days 
11°C / 52°F 
6°C / 43°F 
75 hours 
56mm / 2.2inch 
10 days 
Climate in Paris

Average weather in Cannes

In October Cannes generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 21°C (69°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 15°C (59°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant 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
24°C / 75°F 
18°C / 65°F 
226 hours 
72mm / 2.8inch 
5 days 
21°C / 69°F 
15°C / 59°F 
199 hours 
128mm / 5inch 
7 days 
17°C / 62°F 
11°C / 52°F 
156 hours 
102mm / 4inch 
7 days 
Climate in Cannes

Average weather in Nice

In October Nice generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 21°C (69°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 15°C (59°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant 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
24°C / 75°F 
18°C / 65°F 
226 hours 
72mm / 2.8inch 
5 days 
21°C / 69°F 
15°C / 59°F 
199 hours 
128mm / 5inch 
7 days 
17°C / 62°F 
11°C / 52°F 
156 hours 
102mm / 4inch 
7 days 
Climate in Nice

Average weather in Lyon

In October Lyon generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 18°C (64°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 9°C (48°F) and high 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
23°C / 73°F 
13°C / 55°F 
195 hours 
88mm / 3.5inch 
8 days 
18°C / 64°F 
9°C / 48°F 
130 hours 
98mm / 3.9inch 
10 days 
11°C / 52°F 
4°C / 40°F 
75 hours 
83mm / 3.3inch 
9 days 
Climate in Lyon

Average weather in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

In October Chamonix-Mont-Blanc generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 15°C (59°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 3°C (37°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
19°C / 66°F 
6°C / 43°F 
190 hours 
105mm / 4.1inch 
10 days 
15°C / 59°F 
3°C / 37°F 
160 hours 
118mm / 4.6inch 
10 days 
8°C / 46°F 
-2°C / 28°F 
100 hours 
101mm / 4inch 
10 days 
poor 
Climate in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in France.

Is October the best time to go to France?

In our opinion October is a good time to visit France with commonly tolerable weather in Paris.

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.

Interested in more climate information?

We have much more information about the climate in France. Interested in the weather conditions in a specific month? Select the month below.

  • January      
  • February      
  • March      
  • April      
  • May      
  • June      
  • July      
  • August      
  • September      
  • October      
  • November      
  • December      
  • Weather and climate has detailed information for almost all countries in the world. Are you going to France? Get detailed historical weather averages for many cities in France.

    Not sure yet where to go? We now have a tool which suggests which destination suits your ideal climate conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.