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

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

When to go to Grenoble, France

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

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

January

January in Grenoble can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you visit Grenoble during February, you are likely to find that it is brisk.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you vacation in Grenoble during March, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 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:

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

April

If you visit Grenoble during April, you are likely to find that it is crisp.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you visit Grenoble during May, you are likely to find 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 high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in this region is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Grenoble is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you go to Grenoble in November, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Grenoble, 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 Grenoble
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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