Caen, France: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Caen, France? If you're planning to go to Caen, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Caen, France

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

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

January

If you visit Caen during January, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens

February

If you go to Caen in February, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat

March

March in Caen can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens

April

If you visit Caen during April, you are likely to find that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the 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 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

May

May in Caen is relatively cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece

June

If you visit Caen during June, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally around 70 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece

July

July in Caen is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses

August

August is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

If you vacation in Caen during September, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans

October

October for Caen is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks

November

November in Caen can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C).

But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece

December

If you visit Caen during December, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Caen, France

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and E
  • A SIM card that works in Caen
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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