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

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Traveling to La Rochelle, France? If you're planning to go to La Rochelle, 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 La Rochelle, France

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

Important essentials for La Rochelle, France

Here are some general tips on what to wear in La Rochelle, 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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  • A vaccine card protector

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  • 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 protection possible.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold 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 a good plane-friendly choice.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for La Rochelle, France by month

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January

January in La Rochelle can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

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February

If you are traveling to La Rochelle in February, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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March

March in La Rochelle is cold. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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April

If you vacation in La Rochelle during April, you will probably notice that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s 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 about a third of the time.

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May

If you go to La Rochelle in May, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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June

June in La Rochelle is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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July

If you visit La Rochelle during July, you may see that it is warm. 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 a bit less than half of the time.

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August

August in La Rochelle is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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September

If you go to La Rochelle in September, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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October

If you vacation in La Rochelle during October, you may notice that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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November

In November, La Rochelle can be brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for La Rochelle, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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December

December in La Rochelle can be very chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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Activities for La Rochelle, France

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for La Rochelle.

If you see the Musée du Nouveau Monde, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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