Seasons of the Year in France


France is situated in the Northern Hemisphere and as its fellow European neighbouring nations, goes through a cycle of four distinctive seasons. Click on the images below to reach our dedicated pages on the seasons of France.

Spring – le printemps

Pommier Alsace 01 © French Moments


Summer – l’été

Summer in Paris © French Moments


Autumn – l’automne

Autumn in Parc Monceau © French Moments


Winter – l’hiver

Sundgau Winter 71 © French Moments




About Author

Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. In 2014 he moved back to Europe from Sydney with his wife and daughter to be closer to their families and to France. He has a background teaching French and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations and a degree of Economics and Management.


  1. Hello! my son and I are researching how to move to FRANCE. I am in the U.S. if we want to stay longer should we get a student visa since working there right away would be difficult while looking for a place? Can you recommend a town? I AM FROM NEW YORK CITY ORIGINALLY.THANK YOU!

    • Bonjour Anna! Thank you very much for your comment. Although I do not have the answer to your enquiry about student visas, you might get some useful info on this forum dedicated to expats living (or wanting to live) in France:
      As for recommending a town, it’s a hard one to reply as there are so many towns (except Paris) that can be listed. Some of the favourite towns we’ve visited are Aix-en-Provence, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Annecy, La Rochelle, Tours… you might be interested in Nantes, Rennes, Toulouse, Nice, Avignon, Montpellier or Nancy. All the best!

  2. Hello Pierre!

    My name is Brittney. I am from Oklahoma City, OK, USA. I was wanting to elope in the french alps! This seasonal chart definitely helped! I was wondering, do the alps follow the same seasonal patterns? I was looking to get married in between January and April. What would your recommendations be? Also, can you give me some insight on resources I could look into for other things weather, hotel, wedding, travel related? Thank you! x

    • Bonjour Brittney. First I wanted to apologize for replying to your comment so late… I just didn’t see it coming through my wall! If you’d like to go to the Alps between January and April, it will definitely be Winter (and cold!). In April, places like Annecy are just wonderful with the coming of Spring. I highly recommend it. Annecy and its beautiful lake are surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Alps and are a perfect setting for a wedding! Check out our article for more info+photos: . The Tourist Office of Annecy should be very helpful too: Contact them by email about your project and they should help you with a list of places to stay, etc. Personally, I know one or two places by the lake that are very popular for wedding celebrations: Hôtel L’Impérial (Annecy) and Hôtel de l’Abbaye de Talloires (Talloires) Let me know if you need any more advise, I’d be happy to help. Have a great day. Pierre

  3. hello I want to study in France, can you please recommend a university for me, thanks

    • Hi Miriam, I’d love to help you but this is a very general question as there are so many universities in France where you can study. It also depends on the destinations. Paris’ La Sorbonne is maybe the most famous one… but the rest of France has some great uni too: Strasbourg, Nancy, Montpellier, Lyon, Lille, Nantes, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Marseille, Nice… the choice is vast! 🙂

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