When Is the Best Time to Visit France? Episode 74

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Friends often ask me, when is the best time to visit France? The obvious response is any time will do, better come at a "bad" time  than not at all! Circumstances often dictate what we're able to do, and if that's the case for you, don't worry about it, you can make any time work.

When Is the Best Time to Visit France?

But let's imagine that you do have a choice. What are some considerations you should keep in mind when making your choice? This is where we get into the weeds of what it's like being in France at a particular time of the year, and yes, we have to admit it: not every week is created equal in France.

Ask Anyone Who Lives in France Year-Round

We know this because we live here year-round and we get to experience France every day. And the reality is that some days are more conducive to a great vacation than others.

Originally Elyse wasn't scheduled to appear in this episode, but Annie took the opportunity of another recording to "ambush" her and ask her to share her thoughts on this, and, of course, we have diverging opinions, just to keep it interesting!

Things to Consider in Making Your Decision

  • Great fresh food in season
  • French people in a great mood
  • High chances for perfect weather
  • Great opportunities for cultural activities
  • Every venue you might want to visit open to the public
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  • When to plan your vacation in France

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France How To, French Customs & Lifestyle

Is there a bad time to visit France? Ask anyone who lives in France year-round and we'll tell you that YES when it comes to enjoying France some times are better than others. Annie and Elyse don't quite agree, but we reveal what our preferences are and why.

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Kristin

Ladies, I’m a new subscriber and I absolutely love your podcast. I am from the U.S. and was looking for something to take me away from the drudgery of walking the dog for long periods of time along the very same route. If I didn’t have obligations of family and work, I’d be in central Paris all the time. Your podcast helps me feel like I’m in my home away from home. I’m only on Episode 4 and I am looking forward to many more hours of imagining myself in France while I stroll around my suburban neighborhood. I haven’t… Read more »

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I love France in September! Nice weather and shorter lines.