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

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Traveling to French Alps, France? If you're planning to go to French Alps, I've got 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 French Alps, France

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

Important essentials for French Alps, France

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance

  • (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


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • 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).


  • Hand sanitizer

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


  • N95 masks

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

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for French Alps, France by month

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January

January in French Alps can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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February

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

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March

March in French Alps can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

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April

If you visit French Alps during April, you may find that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

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May

If you vacation in French Alps during May, you might notice that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

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June

If you are traveling to French Alps in June, you will notice that it is warm. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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July

July here is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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August

If you visit French Alps during August, you may notice that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

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September

September in French Alps is mild. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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October

October in French Alps is relatively cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (high 10s C).

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November

If you are traveling to French Alps in November, you will notice that it is cold. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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December

December in French Alps is pretty cool. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C).

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