Mont Blanc, France: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Mont Blanc, France? If you're planning to go to Mont Blanc, here is 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 Mont Blanc, France

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

Important essentials for Mont Blanc, France

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities

Mont Blanc is at a somewhat high altitude, and could cause problems for some. For that reason, you will want to be constantly hydrated and pack altitude sickness remedies.


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Supplements

    Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor before using)


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good value.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Mont Blanc, France

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Mont Blanc.

What to wear/what to pack for Mont Blanc, France by month

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January

If you are traveling to Mont Blanc in January, you will notice that it can be bitter cold. Expect it to rain or snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

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February

February in Mont Blanc is unbearably cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C), with most days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). There is frost almost every day.

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March

March in this region is unbearably cold. Temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. There is frost almost every day. It rains or snows about half of the time.

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April

Traveling to Mont Blanc in April, you will notice that it is very cold. Expect it to rain or snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

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May

May in Mont Blanc can be extremely cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). There is frost most days.

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June

In June, Mont Blanc is cold. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Mont Blanc, with several of the days of the month having rain. There is frost about a third of the time.

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July

Traveling to Mont Blanc in July, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost occasionally.

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August

If you visit Mont Blanc during August, you will probably find that it is pretty cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. There is frost sometimes.

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September

September in Mont Blanc is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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October

If you are traveling to Mont Blanc in October, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain or snow about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

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November

Traveling to Mont Blanc in November, you will notice that it is frosty. Expect it to rain or snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

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December

If you are traveling to Mont Blanc in December, you will notice that it is unbearably cold. Expect it to rain or snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost almost every day of the month.

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