Average Temperatures for France in December





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

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

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

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 December temperatures
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
58 42 Ajaccio, Corsica 15 6
58 43 Bastia, Corsica 15 6
42 27 Bourg-Saint-Maurice 5 -3
50 39 Carcassonne 10 4
44 32 Grenoble 6 0
45 35 Lyon 7 2
53 39 Marseille 12 4
47 37 Montelimar 9 3
54 39 Montpellier 12 4
57 43 Nice 14 6
56 41 Perpignan 13 5
56 45 Toulon 14 7

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 December
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
55 42 Biarritz 13 6
51 39 Bordeaux 11 4
52 35 Tarbes 11 2
50 38 Toulouse 10 3

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.

December temperatures: daily averages
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
46 33 Clermont-Ferrand 8 1
42 33 Dijon 6 0
49 40 La Rochelle 10 5
46 36 Limoges 8 2
45 35 Orléans 7 2
46 38 Paris 8 3
47 36 Poitiers 8 2
46 37 Tours 8 3

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 December temperatures
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
42 33 Besançon 6 0
42 32 Colmar 6 0
44 35 Lille 6 2
42 33 Metz 6 1
42 33 Nancy 5 0
43 34 Reims 6 1
41 33 Strasbourg 5 0
44 33 Troyes 7 1

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 December temperatures
High °F Low °F Place High °C Low °C
47 37 Angers 9 3
50 41 Brest 10 5
47 37 Caen 8 3
47 37 Le Mans 8 3
50 39 Lorient 10 4
49 38 Nantes 9 3
48 38 Rennes 9 3
44 35 Rouen 7 2
48 39 Saint-Brieuc 9 4
Reference

Météo France. Climat en France.

France Temperatures
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