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

France in February – All in one guide

Have you ever dreamt of visiting France once in your lifetime? Well, let’s leave the redundant question because we know you definitely would have. France is a mix of picturesque scenery, exotic lifestyle, delicious food, unique culture, endless history and traditions and so much more. Right from the city of love-Paris to wine paradise-Bordeaux, France has it all kept well and how! Explore this amazing country in February and witness great weather, local culture, magnificent monuments, fewer crowds and economical accommodations.  

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Weather in France – February

France has varying weather patterns in February but all we can tell you is that it will surely be cold. While some days will be cold and clear, others will be cloudy with spells of rain. February is the month for you to visit if you’re looking for better deals on flights and accommodation. Since it isn’t peak season, it will be much easier to explore the country’s tourist attractions without standing in long queues. The weather also depends on the region of France you are planning to visit.

  • Temperature (Average): 8°C 
  • High Temperature (Average): 9°C 
  • Low Temperature (Average): 3°C
  • Rainfall (Average): 60 MM

What to pack

  • For coastal regions pack an umbrella, waterproof gear and some warm clothes as there is a high possibility of rain
  • For central, eastern, and northern France pack winter clothes including a winter coat, warm jackets for daytime, sweaters, scarf, hat, gloves and comfortable boots. 

Also read – France in December – All in One Guide For a Perfect End to the Year

France in February
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Places to Visit in France in February

1. Nice

Nice is the French Riviera’s largest city and is really worth exploring in February. This glorious city attracts all art lovers, offering some of the best seaside sceneries to take inspiration from. Stroll around the cobblestone streets of Vieille Ville or explore the art museums at Promenade Du Pailon or taste some delicious local food, you will not get bored in Nice.

Also read – Top 7 Things to Do in Nice: Best place to Visit in France

2. Paris

Paris, one of the most popular cities in the world definitely needs no introduction. This lover’s paradise is magical in every season and can be visited anytime you wish. Paris in February is so magical and enchanting that you surely shouldn’t miss it. Watch the Eiffel Tower as you have a sweet picnic nearby, stroll by the Champs-Elysées or Serres d’Auteuil, or eat delicious pastries & local street food and fall in love with the city of love!

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3. Cannes

The south part of France is another great option to explore in February. Cannes is a beautiful and vibrant city that has a lot to offer. You can just walk up to the Old Town area for some heritage vibes, visit La Croix-des-Gardes, explore La Mairie de Cannes, admire Musée de la Castre and do so much more in this coastal city. 

Also read – 10 Things To Do In Cannes, France: The City of Wholeness!

4. Marseille

In this part of France, winter feels a little warmer as Marseille is a port city in the south of France. Take a trip down and get ready to visit Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, explore Calanques National Park, admire Musée d’Histoire de Marseille and the list will be never-ending. Do add this charming city to your itinerary to have a more fun vacation.

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5. French Alps

Here’s an example of a perfect vacation – fresh air, snowy views, wonderful landscapes, and of course skiing in the French Alps. If you’re not a fan of skiing then you can visit the thermal pool, participate in snowshoeing, snowboarding or sledging, admire Grotte de Glace, and do a lot of other amazing activities. The destination for all the winter and adventure lovers out there. 

Also read – Annecy: The Pearl of the French Alps

Things To Do In France – February

  • Watch the beautiful city views from the Eiffel Tower
  • Stroll around the charming Old Quarters of Paris
  • Discover the Artists’ Villages in Provence
  • Bike and explore the streets of Bordeaux
  • Go shopping at the markets of Aix-en-Provence
  • Explore The Grande Île at Strasbourg
  • Admire Grotte de Glace at French Alps
  • Visit Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and admire the architecture
  • Stroll around the cobblestone streets of Vieille Ville in Nice
France in February
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Major Festivals in France – February

1. Winter sales: As Christmas is over, a huge winter sale takes place from the middle of January through early to mid-February throughout France. You can save up to 70% and get wonderful bargains so, don’t miss it for sure.

2. Valentine’s Day: It is celebrated worldwide on February 14 and as we know, the French are known for love and romance. On this day, imagine being in the city of love with your loved one. It surely is an experience you shouldn’t miss.

3. Nice carnival: This carnival begins in February, continues throughout the season and is known to be one of the most popular carnivals in the world. Experience the spectacular fireworks, grande parades and vibrant showers of colourful flowers at this beautiful carnival.

4. Menton Lemon Festival: This 2-week festival is celebrated at Bioves Garden in the centre of Menton, where you can witness huge statues made of citrus fruits, lemons, and oranges. The parade also includes energetic performances by musicians, drummers, giants and acrobats.

Also read – French Festivals – Celebrate Love, Light and Beauty

France in February
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Frequently Asked Questions For France in February

Where in France should I visit in February?

You can plan your visit to Nice, Marseille, Cannes and French Alps in France in February and enjoy your french vacation.

What is the highest temperature in France during February?

The High Temperature (Average) in France is around 9°C.

Where is Marseille Located in France?

Marseille is a port city in southern France and winter is a little warmer here.

What are the major festivals celebrated in France in the month of February?

Major festivals celebrated in France in February are Winter sales, Valentine’s Day, Nice carnival, Menton Lemon Festival.

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