Bordeaux, France: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Bordeaux, France? If you're planning to go to Bordeaux, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Bordeaux, France

Based on the climate and weather in Bordeaux, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Bordeaux, France

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Bordeaux, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear away. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly option.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Bordeaux, France by month

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January

If you vacation in Bordeaux during January, you might see that it can be brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February in Bordeaux can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

Traveling to Bordeaux in March, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

If you visit Bordeaux during April, you are likely to notice that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

If you are traveling to Bordeaux in May, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

June in Bordeaux is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C) to 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

Traveling to Bordeaux in July, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

If you are traveling to Bordeaux in August, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September for Bordeaux is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

In October, Bordeaux is mild. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (high 10s C) and about half of the time jump into the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Bordeaux, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

If you visit Bordeaux during November, you will probably find that it is cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

If you vacation in Bordeaux during December, you will probably notice that it is brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Bordeaux, France

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Bordeaux.

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