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

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

When to go to Rouen, France

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

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

January

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Rouen can be very chilly. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

Traveling to Rouen in March, you will notice that it can be brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in this region is chilly. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Rain boots
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans

June

June in Rouen is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (mid 10s C) to high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August here is warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you are traveling to Rouen in September, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Rouen is chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Rouen can be very chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you visit Rouen during December, 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 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Rouen, 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 Rouen
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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