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France in March
Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on April 26, 2022 Share on

France in March – A Guide to a Great Vacation!

France is the perfect destination for a lovely vacation with your family, friends, or your partner, especially in March. This time of the year is an off-season which makes it the perfect time to visit as you won’t have to wait in long queues, have fewer crowds, lower airfares and relatively cheaper accommodations. Not just Paris, but France also houses many other astonishing cities of which each has its own distinctive culture, tradition and cuisine.

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Weather in France – March

France is beautiful in March as you can experience pleasant spring weather. Weather conditions may vary and it completely depends on which region you’re travelling to. In the southern part of France, the average high and low temperatures are approximately 16°C – 6°C whereas in the northern part of France the average high and low temperatures are approximately 11°C – 2°C. The central part of France experiences an average high temperature of 12°C and a low of 4°C. Also, rainfall is likely to be heavy in the north and west coast regions. So, if you’re planning to visit the northern and western regions of France then pack some warm clothes, socks, an umbrella, and waterproof gear and if you’re visiting the south, then pack some light shirts, tops, jeans, and shorts.

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Places to Visit in France in March

1. Normandy

Normandy is located in the northern part of France and has some of the most picturesque castles, splendid churches, lovely countryside, and impressive ancient towns. Mont Saint-Michel is one of the most popular sites to explore in southern France that mustn’t be missed. Other than this you can explore the old town of Rouen, visit Bayeux Museum and admire the wonderful Giverny: Monet’s Garden.

Normandy, Mont Saint-Michel
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2. Paris

Who wants to miss Paris when they visit France? Of course no one. It’s one of the most popular cities in the world, home to some great monuments with amazing architecture, tasty food, stunning fashion and lovely vibes. Spring in Paris is so beautiful and enchanting that we’re sure you’ll fall in love with the city. You can visit the famous Eiffel Tower, get awe-inspired in Louvre Museum, stroll to Champs-Elysées, walk by River Seine or try their delicious street food that is sure to die for. Have a perfect vacation in Paris with your loved ones.

Also read – 20 Best Things to Do in Paris – Excited to visit and explore?

3. Loire Valley

Loire Valley is a perfect romantic getaway for its scenic location along the Loire River. This beautiful place is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site which explains its stunning beauty and historic villages. You can plan a stay here with your loved ones and enjoy a cosy vacation in France.

France in March
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4. Marseille

The port city of Marseille in France is located in the southern region and is also a great place to explore. To make your vacation more fun, you can take a trip down to the scenic old port area, visit Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, or explore Calanques National Park. Just take a dip in some astonishing beaches here and witness the true stunning beauty of France.

Also read – 10 Best Day trips From Marseille, France – Why rest?

5. Burgundy

Burgundy is a perfect escape for wanderers who love to explore elegant towns, quaint villages, lush forests and numerous historic monuments including around 300 Gothic architecture inspired churches. Add Burgundy to your France itinerary and see France from a whole new light.

France in March
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Things To Do In France – March

  • Buy a ticket and enjoy at a concert (March is filled with concerts)
  • Visit Theatre Antique d’Orange
  • Go on a sightseeing tour of the Paris city
  • Admire the wonderful museum of Musée Rodin 
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cathedrale de Chartres
  • Explore the astounding Loire Valley
  • Admire the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims
  • Visit Pont du Gard
  • Explore the beautiful river canyon, Gorge du Verdon
  • Admire the Alsace Wine Route

Also read – 12 unusual things to do in France that will make you go “Oh là là!”

Pont du Gard
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Major Festivals in France in March

1. Sarlat Fest’Oie: A fest where regional products of Sarlat are promoted through cooking demonstrations and workshops. This festival is celebrated on the first weekend of March.

2. Festival of Violets: The villages of Provence celebrate the festival of Violets in the first week of March. You can witness a violet parade, the fragrance of violets and the battle of the flowers all over the streets. Amazing, isn’t it!

3. Pâques (Easter and Holy Week): Easter in France is followed by the liturgical calendar so the dates may vary each year. Sometimes it also falls in March and is celebrated throughout France.

4. Dunkirk Carnival: This carnival takes place at weekends with great celebrations including a grand ball, music performances on the streets, parades, street food and so much more.

Also read – France Travel Tips – Have a perfect France Vacation 🙂

France in March
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Frequently Asked Questions For France in March

Where should I visit in France in March?

You can plan your visit to Normandy, Paris, Loire Valley, Marseille, and Burgundy in France in March. Have a perfect escape in France and enjoy your French vacation. 

What are the festivals celebrated in France in March?

Sarlat Fest’Oie, Cerfs Volants (Berck-Sur-Mer Kite Festival), Festival of Violets, Pâques (Easter and Holy Week) and Dunkirk Carnival are some of the festivals celebrated in France in March.

What is the weather in March in the southern part of France?

In the southern part of France, the average high and low temperatures are approximately 16°C – 6°C.

What should I pack for France in March?

If you are planning to visit the northern and western regions of France then pack layers such as warm clothes, socks, an umbrella, and waterproof gear and if visiting the south then light shirts, tops, jeans, and shorts are just perfect.


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