French Riviera

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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to French Riviera

Peak Season: mid-May-mid-September

If swimming is high on your agenda, you’ll want to plan your trip between June and September. Just be aware that the summer high season is nearly always hot (average temperature is 80 degrees), humid, crowded, and expensive.

Off Season: November-mid-March

While low-season winters are mild (averaging 50°F), you’ll still need a light jacket and swimming isn’t an option (on rare instances, the region has even seen sprinklings of snow). Nice’s famous Carnival celebrations draws crowds in February.

Sweet Spot: mid-March-mid-May; mid-September-October

Plan your trip for spring or early fall to get the best bang for your buck. Although temperatures in the low 60s are too cold for a dip, they’re just right for sunbathing and sightseeing. Hotel rates are comfortably lower, as well.

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