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.
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. 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!
Here are some things you should 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
To prepare for your trip: The Best Loved Villages of France