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

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Traveling to Nantes, France? If you're planning to go to Nantes, we'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 Nantes, France

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

Important essentials for Nantes, France

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Nantes, 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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  • 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 an excellent plane-friendly product.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may become worn. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (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

General health necessities

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

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January

January here can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

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February

If you vacation in Nantes during February, you will probably see that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

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March

March in Nantes is cold. 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 60% to 70% range on average.

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April

If you visit Nantes 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 low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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May

May in Nantes is chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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June

June in Nantes is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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July

If you go to Nantes in July, you will notice that it is warm. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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August

Traveling to Nantes in August, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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September

If you vacation in Nantes during September, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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October

If you vacation in Nantes during October, you will probably find that it is 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 70 and 80% during the day.

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November

If you are traveling to Nantes in November, you will notice that it is cold. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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December

If you are traveling to Nantes in December, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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Activities for Nantes, France

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

If you see the Musée des Beaux-Arts, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Château des ducs de Bretagne, take:


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