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

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

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.

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

January

January is brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket

February

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy jacket
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Gloves or mittens

March

March in French Alps can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April here is cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you go to French Alps in May, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you vacation in French Alps during June, you are likely to find that it is warm.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

July

July in French Alps is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

August

August in French Alps is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear

September

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Skirts

October

October in this region is crisp. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you visit French Alps during November, you are likely to find that it is cold.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in French Alps can be brisk. 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy jacket

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and E
  • A SIM card that works in French Alps

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