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

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

When to go to Cannes, France

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

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

January

January in Cannes can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about a third of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Rain coat
  • Light gloves or mittens

February

If you vacation in Cannes during February, you are likely to find that it can be brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the 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 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear

March

March here is chilly. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat

April

If you visit Cannes during April, you are likely to find that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts

May

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

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks

June

Traveling to Cannes in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you visit Cannes during July, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you vacation in Cannes during August, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in this region is mild. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella

November

If you go to Cannes in November, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses

December

December in Cannes is chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Cannes, 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 Cannes
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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