Average Sunshine in France for July





The tables below give July averages for the number of sunny days and hours of sunshine at dozens of cities throughout France.

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

The total number of hours in the month with sunshine is an average of weather data collected during 1991 to 2010. The numbers of days with strong and weak sunshine are based on measurements made from 1991 to 2000.

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.

Total July sunshine
Hours Place Days of
Strong Sun
Days of
Weak Sun
370 Ajaccio (Corsica) 22 1
345 Bastia (Corsica) 17 1
250 Bourg-Saint-Maurice 6 7
275 Carcassonne 10 5
290 Grenoble 11 4
283 Lyon 10 4
369 Marseille 20 1
327 Montelimar
340 Montpellier 17 2
348 Nice 15 1
298 Perpignan 13 3
369 Toulon 21 1

Southwestern France

The monthly sunshine totals 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 amount of sun in July
Hours Place Days of
Strong Sun
Days of
Weak Sun
209 Biarritz 5 11
249 Bordeaux 7 6
205 Tarbes
253 Toulouse 9 7

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.

Average July sun
Hours Place Days of
Strong Sun
Days of
Weak Sun
249 Clermont-Ferrand 8 6
248 Dijon 8 6
271 La Rochelle 9 4
238 Limoges 7 7
221 Orléans 5 8
212 Paris 5 8
243 Poitiers 8 6
239 Tours 7 7

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.

Number of sunny hours and days in July on average
Hours Place Days of
Strong Sun
Days of
Weak Sun
244 Besançon 8 7
239 Colmar 6 7
211 Lille 4 9
226 Metz 5 8
229 Nancy 6 6
Reims 5 7
229 Strasbourg 7 8
235 Troyes 6 7

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 total sunshine in July
Hours Place Days of
Strong Sun
Days of
Weak Sun
228 Angers 6 7
169 Brest 5 12
207 Caen 5 10
227 Le Mans 6 7
223 Lorient 5 7
214 Nantes 4 8
211 Rennes 4 8
199 Rouen 4 10
186 Saint-Brieuc 4 10
Reference

Météo France. Climat en France.

France Sunshine
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