Average Temperatures for France in May

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

The tables give the normals for maximum and minimum monthly 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 May temperatures
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
71 53 Ajaccio, Corsica 22 12
72 54 Bastia, Corsica 22 12
68 46 Bourg-Saint-Maurice 20   8
70 53 Carcassonne 21 11
68 48 Grenoble 20   9
69 51 Lyon 21 11
73 56 Marseille 23 13
72 52 Montelimar 22 11
72 55 Montpellier 22 13
69 57 Nice 21 14
71 55 Perpignan 22 13
72 56 Toulon 22 14

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.

Average daily temperatures in May
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
67 53 Biarritz 20 12
70 52 Bordeaux 21 11
67 49 Tarbes 20 10
70 52 Toulouse 21 11

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.

May temperatures: daily averages
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
68 48 Clermont-Ferrand 20   9
67 48 Dijon 20   9
66 53 La Rochelle 19 12
64 49 Limoges 18 10
66 47 Orléans 19   9
67 52 Paris 20 11
67 47 Poitiers 20   9
66 49 Tours 19   9

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 May temperatures
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
67 49 Besançon 20   9
69 49 Colmar 20   9
64 48 Lille 18   9
67 48 Metz 20   9
67 47 Nancy 19   8
66 47 Reims 19   8
68 50 Strasbourg 20 10
67 46 Troyes 20   8

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 May temperatures
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
67 49 Angers 19 10
61 48 Brest 16   9
63 47 Caen 17   9
67 49 Le Mans 20   9
64 49 Lorient 18   9
67 50 Nantes 19 10
66 49 Rennes 19   9
63 47 Rouen 17   8
61 47 Saint-Brieuc 16   8
Reference

Météo France. Climat en France.

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