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France in April
Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on April 27, 2022 Share on

France in April – Experience Spring in France!

April is the best time to visit this lovely destination, France. The weather in France is perfect for travel and exploring the cities as it is not too hot or too cold. You can enjoy the time outdoors without getting exhausted and pay visits to museums, have picnics in gardens, go sightseeing or go on day tours. In short, there are fewer tourists, lower prices on hotels and transportation, and moderate temperatures, which makes it a perfect time to visit France!

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Weather in France – April

The weather in April is very pleasant, making it perfect for sightseeing and exploring the French cities. Sometimes it can get a bit cold early in the mornings and evenings, with sudden spells of rain. Well, it’s France and the country is known for its ever-changing weather. So, it’s better you include regular summer clothes with some warm jackets, and waterproof shoes & coats. Also, do not forget to carry an umbrella, scarf and hat.

Temperatures in some cities of France in April:

  • Paris – High: 15°C & Low: 7°C
  • Nice – High: 17°C & Low: 9°C
  • Strasbourg – High: 17°C & Low: 6°C
  • Lyon – High: 15°C & Low: 4°C

Also read – Know the Best Time to Visit France – Bon voyage les amis!

France in April
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Places to Visit in France in April

1. Paris

Paris has some of the best monuments with amazing architecture, tasty food, lovely vibes and of course known for being the fashion capital of the world. It is one of the the top destinations in the world and attracts a lot of visitors annually. No traveller can ever get bored here as this wonderful place always has so much to offer. Paris houses a lot of attractions and they all bring out the true beauty of the city. But attracts not only couples but all kinds of travellers who are sure to create unforgettable memories at this city.

  • Top places to visit:
    • Eiffel Tower
    • Louvre Museum
    • Champs-Élysées
    • Sacré-Cœur
    • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
    • Arc de Triomphe
    • Panthéon
    • Musée d’Orsay
    • The Centre Pompidou
    • Moulin Rouge
    • Père Lachaise Cemetery
    • Rodin Museum
    • Montmartre
    • Palais Garnier
    • Sainte-Chapelle
    • Luxembourg Gardens
    • Tuileries Garden
    • Catacombs of Paris
    • Grand Palais
    • Musée de l’Orangerie

Also read – Paris In December: Best Time For Celebration & Amusements!

2. Normandy

Are you a fan of stunning castles, ancient churches, and scenic landscapes, then you must definitely visit Normandy. An amazing destination located in Northern France, Normandy is famous for the Mont Saint-Michel island that is known for being one of the centres of medieval culture. Get ready to get some magical experiences as Normandy has a lot of hidden gems for its visitors.

  • Top places to visit:
    • Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel
    • Mémorial de Caen
    • Normandy American Cemetery
    • Zoo de Cerza
    • Château Guillaume-le-Conquérant
    • Museum of the Battle of Normandy
    • Bayeux Cathedral
    • La Cité de la Mer
    • Caen Castle
    • Musée Christian Dior
    • L’Abbaye-aux-Hommes
Normandy
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3. Provence

Wish to have a laid-back and cosy vacation with your loved ones in France? Then there is no place better than Provence. This destination in Southern France is all about its colourful markets, amazing sea views, the famous Les Calanques, Aix-en-Provence, and the historic Avignon. You could spend weeks exploring this scenic region and you just won’t get bored of it. The weather conditions of Provence in April are mild and perfect for exploring the city.

  • Top places to visit:
    • Promenade des Anglais
    • Verdon Gorge
    • Serre Chevalier
    • Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
    • Massif des Calanques
    • Mount Ventoux
    • Mucem – Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean
    • Palais des Papes
    • Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Also read – The Best Places to Visit in Provence, France

4. Lyon

Lyon is a cheerful city in Southeastern France steeped in its 2000-year-old history. If you are a history enthusiast, a big foodie or an outdoor person, Lyon is the place for you. It has a lot of historic sights including landmarks, cobblestoned streets, museums, plazas and secret tunnels to explore. Visit this modern + old-world-charm city in France and we’re sure you’ll fall in love.

  • Top places to visit:
    • La Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière
    • Parc de la Tête d’Or
    • Musée Cinéma et Miniature
    • Place Bellecour
    • Musée des Tissus et des Arts Décoratifs
    • Place des Terreaux
    • Teatro Galo-Romano
    • Musée des Confluences
    • Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste
    • Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon
    • Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-Fourvière
    • Hôtel-Dieu de Lyon
Lyon
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5. Dijon

Dijon is located in the Burgundy region in eastern France and is known for its winemaking. The place becomes more lively in April and you can watch the flowers blooming at their fullest. Other than the plenty attractions the city has, people absolutely love the atmosphere and vibes of Dijon. This fascinating city is a great place to explore in France if you are looking for a peaceful vacation.

  • Top places to visit:
    • Museum of Fine Arts Dijon
    • Palacio de los duques de Borgoña
    • Le Consortium
    • Musée Magnin
    • Cathédrale Saint-Bénigne de Dijon
    • Church of Our Lady
    • Arquebuse Botanical Garden
    • Museum of Burgundian Life
    • Archaeological Museum of Dijon

Also read – 10 Best Cruises in France – Elegance, Charms and Wonders!

Major Festivals in France in April

1. Easter: It is celebrated throughout France and many big events are organised around this occasion. Almost every tourist attraction, restaurant and cafe are closed on this day as well.

2. Berck-Sur-Mer Kite Festival: The seaside town, Berck-Sur-Mer celebrates international kite-flying competitions every year in March and April. You can witness a sky filled with huge and colourful kites all fluttering beautifully next to each other.

3. L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue: It is the biggest flea market in the whole of Europe and takes place for 4 days in a small town. If you get a chance to explore this antique market, then surely shouldn’t it.

4. Roman Games: The annual event of the Roman Games is hosted by Nîmes, the great Roman arena. Dates may vary and it can be celebrated in late April or early May.

5. Foire du Trône: It is a traditional fair hosted in Paris with many stalls, a Ferris wheel, a roller coaster and many more attractions. You can buy many amazing souvenirs from here at great prices. (Dates may vary)

6. International Garden Festival: This amazing festival is celebrated at Château de Chaumont and it shows amazing different themed gardens from all over the world.

Also read – 10 Best Reasons to visit France: History, Beauty And Beyond

France in April
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Tips for a Perfect visit In France In April

  • April is the start of the tourist season so the rates of air tickets and accommodation will definitely rise. It is advisable to book everything in advance.
  • Some major cities in France such as Paris have higher airborne pollen and pollution levels in April. Take all the necessary medication and precaution to enjoy a stress-free vacation.
  • You can see the spring flowers blooming at their fullest, so do add a garden visit to your itinerary.
  • Always carry your passport and photo ID with you while exploring the any city.

Also read – France in September- A Complete Guide to a Perfect France Vacation

France in April
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Frequently Asked Questions For France in April

Where should I visit in France in April?

You can plan your visit to Normandy, Paris, Dijon and Lyon in France in April. 

What are the festivals celebrated in France in April?

The festivals celebrated in France in April are Easter, Berck-Sur-Mer Kite Festival, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Roman Games, Foire du Trône and International Garden Festival.

What is the weather in April in France?

The weather in April is very mild which is perfect for sightseeing and exploring the French cities. Sometimes it can get a bit cold in the early mornings and evenings and sometimes it can rain.

Where is Provence?

Provence is located in the South of France and is a perfect place for a laid-back and cosy vacation.

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