April - May
Along with fall, spring is considered a `shoulder season` and one of the best times to visit France. Temperatures start to rise, usually spanning the 40 to 60-degree range. While temperatures are still a bit on the chilly side, once May comes, travelers will be rewarded with the colorful spring flowers that permeate the beautiful parks. Life starts to come back into the towns and countryside; markets reopen or double in size. Although the Easter school break will increase travel domestically, France during the springtime is generally not crowded.
Events and Festivals
- International Marathon of Paris (April)
- VE Day (May)
- French Open Tennis Championship - Paris (May - June)- The Nice Carnival - One of the largest events organized on the French Riviera (Winter)