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Visiting France in June
Plan a holiday to France this June for a summery, romantic weekend away, an exhilarating city break, a lazy beach holiday or an adventurous outdoor activity holiday in the sun.
June sees the first signs of summer in France. Temperatures are steadily rising, and you can expect periods of glorious sunshine before the main summer rush begins.
French Country Holidays in June
The French countryside is looking fabulous in June, so it's the perfect time to stay in a rural cottage and maybe enjoy some walking, fishing, painting or photography. Or if you're visiting France on a romantic getaway, what could be more romantic than a stroll in the sun through a meadow full of flowers? Why not check out our range of affordable self catering accommodation and last minute holiday bargains.
French City Breaks in June
If you'd rather experience the hustle and bustle of the city, then consider a long weekend city break in France. As the weather is warm but not stifling, French cities can be comfortable to visit and still look great. For a city break full of culture and history, try Rouen in north-western France; this historical capital city of Normandy on the River Seine is famed for its medieval cobbled streets and antique shops, and boasts an astronomical clock, museums, and a botanical garden. If shopping is more your style, consider Strasbourg - it’s location as a French city right on the border of Germany means you’ll have a huge variety to choose from.
Of course, a city break and a beach holiday aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive. Nice for example, the fifth biggest city in France, lies in the South and has a very Mediterranean feel. You’ll be able to soak up the sun during the day and go out to experience the buzzing nightlife in the evening.
June School Holidays in France
There are no major school holidays in France during June.
French Public Holidays in June
There are no public holidays in France during June.
French Climate in June
By June temperatures are on the up, and magnificent bursts of sunshine are common; although, as with Britain, the climate can be changeable – sensible packing can include swimming costume and sun tan lotion along with an umbrella and a warm jacket, just in case. However, as June progresses, the chance of rain gets less – and if you’re travelling through the countryside, you’ll soon appreciate the rainy season that preceded June. The flowers, drenched by the spring rains, are blooming vibrantly, giving France a splash of colour that has to be seen to be believed.
Average Temperatures in June
The average temperatures across France during June are:
- In Paris the average temperature is around 72 Fahrenheit or nearly 22 degrees Celsius.
- In the South West the average temperature is 76 Fahrenheit or almost 25 degrees Celsius.
- In Provence the average temperature is 79 Fahrenheit or almost 26 degrees Celsius.
- In Corsica the average temperature is 77 Fahrenheit or almost 25 degrees Celsius.
Events and Festivals in June
France really starts buzzing in June, with cultural and sporting events around the country. Le Mans is host to the famous 24 hour race in mid June, while historic Reims hosts a huge music festival, Les Flaneries, from 17th June 2011. Aix-en-Provence has a delightful antiquarian book fair on the first Sunday of the month. Paris stages free street music all over the city to celebrate the summer Solstice and In other cities you'll catch stunning son et lumiere productions. Read our full listing of these and other France events in June.
Early June is a poignant time to visit the D-Day landing beaches, when many veterans and families return for the anniversary of the event on 6th June. There are museums and historical sites throughout the area between Ste Mere Eglise and Caen, with interest for the whole family.
Holiday Accommodation in June
There's a wide range of quality and affordable holiday accommodation to be found in France during June, including rural farmhouses, villas, gites, bed and breakfast and hotels. You can search for your perfect June holiday accommodation at French Connections and don't forget to check out latest special offers from holiday property owners.
Great Travel Deals to France
If you're planning to travel to France in June, French Connections can point you to some great travel deals including discounted ferry tickets, French train tickets, discounted care hire, and cheap flights to France.