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

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

When to go to French Riviera, France

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

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

January

January in French Riviera is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain 5-10 days this month. 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:

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

February

If you vacation in French Riviera 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 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in French Riviera can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you vacation in French Riviera during June, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

Traveling to French Riviera in July, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you are traveling to French Riviera in August, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in French Riviera is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) to 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you vacation in French Riviera during November, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 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:

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

December

December in French Riviera is chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for French Riviera, France

Here are some general tips on what to wear in French Riviera, 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 Riviera
  • Appropriate museum wear

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