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

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Traveling to Dordogne, France? If you're planning to go to Dordogne, this article contains 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 Dordogne, France

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

Important essentials for Dordogne, France

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • N95 masks

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


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist 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 Dordogne, France by month

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January

If you vacation in Dordogne during January, you are likely to find that it is brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain or snow/sleet about half of the time.

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February

In February, Dordogne can be brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Dordogne, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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March

March for Dordogne is chilly. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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April

If you vacation in Dordogne during April, you are likely to see that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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May

May in Dordogne is balmy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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June

If you go to Dordogne in June, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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July

July in Dordogne is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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August

If you go to Dordogne in August, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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September

September in Dordogne is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

Traveling to Dordogne in October, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

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November

November in Dordogne is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

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December

December here can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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