Average Annual Temperatures in France

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Average annual temperatures for cities throughout France are listed below in degrees Celsius and Fahrenheit.

The tables give the maximum and minimum yearly temperatures based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010.

You can jump to a separate table for each corner of the country: Southeast, Southwest, Northeast and Northwest, plus Central France.

Southeastern France

This section of southern France extends from the Mediterranean beaches on the island of Corsica and the French Riviera, or Côte d'Azur, to the peaks of the French Alps. Cities listed here belong to the regions of Corsica, Languedoc - Roussillon, Provence - Alpes - Cote - D'Azur and Rhône - Alpes.

Average annual temperatures
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
69 51 Ajaccio, Corsica 21 10
69 53 Bastia, Corsica 21 12
60 40 Bourg-Saint-Maurice 16   4
65 49 Carcassonne 19 10
61 43 Grenoble 16   6
62 47 Lyon 17   8
68 51 Marseille 20 11
65 49 Montelimar 19   9
68 51 Montpellier 20 10
67 54 Nice 20 12
68 53 Perpignan 20 11
69 54 Toulon 21 12

Southwestern France

The weather data below are for cities in the regions of Aquitaine and Midi - Pyrénées. This portion of France ranges from the Atlantic coast to the Pyrenees mountains along France's southern border.

Temperatures averages for the year
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
65 51 Biarritz 18 10
65 48 Bordeaux 19   9
64 46 Tarbes 18   8
65 48 Toulouse 19   9

Central France

This section stretches from Poitou - Charentes bordering the Atlantic Ocean to Paris in the north. It also takes in the regions of Auvergne, Burgundy (Bourgogne), Centre and Limousin.

Annual average temperature
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
62 44 Clermont-Ferrand 17   7
60 44 Dijon 15   7
62 50 La Rochelle 17 10
59 46 Limoges 15   8
60 44 Orléans 16   7
61 48 Paris 16   9
62 44 Poitiers 17   7
61 46 Tours 16   8

Northeastern France

Weather information in this table is for cities in Alsatian (Alsace), Champagne - Ardenne, Franche-Comté, Lorraine and Nord - Pas-de-Calais, the regions located north and east of Paris.

Average yearly temperatures
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
60 44 Besançon 15   7
60 43 Colmar 16   6
58 45 Lille 15   7
59 44 Metz 15   6
59 43 Nancy 15   6
59 43 Reims 15   6
60 44 Strasbourg 15   7
60 42 Troyes 16   6

Northwestern France

Cities on the list here are scattered throughout the French regions that border the English Channel and lie northwest of Paris: Brittany (Bretagne), High Normandy (Haute-Normandie) and Low Normandy (Basse-Normandie). Also covered is the Pays de la Loire region, located farther south along the Atlantic Ocean.

Average annual temperatures
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
62 46 Angers 17   8
59 47 Brest 15   8
59 45 Caen 15   7
62 46 Le Mans 17   8
60 47 Lorient 16   8
62 47 Nantes 17   8
62 46 Rennes 16   8
58 44 Rouen 14   7
58 46 Saint-Brieuc 15   8
Reference

Météo France. Climat en France.

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