Times of year in Provence

Southern France is fantastic all year round. Here you can read more about what to expect and experience regarding the nature and activities at the four different seasons in Provence. 


March, April and May – mid season perfect for an extended wekkend – 15-20 degrees. 

  • The mimosas and the trees burst into bloom 
  • Great hiking conditions and temperatures 
  • Film festival in Cannes 
  • Formel 1 Grand Prix in Monaco 
  • Heated pool 

The spring season is characterised by the fact that everything is blooming. For Provence that means spring markets and festivals. The markets celebrate the strawberrys from Carpentras and the asparagus from Mormoiron. For the festivals the Provence people often wear beautiful national costumes and dance to the sound of tambourines. 

In the last weekend of April the festival ’Rare Plants and Natural Gardens’ is celebrated. 

Årstiderne i Provence efteråret gåtur i skov lidt væk fra Villa Romarine.

Årstiderne i Provence sommer Villa Romarine KKP Provence.


June, July, August and September – peak season and summer holiday – 25-30 degrees 

  • Jazzfestival in Nice 
  • Bastille Day 14. July – the French national day is celebrated with a festive sprit and fireworks on the coast 
  • Heated pool 

The summer season offers a cherry festival arranged by the people in Venasque in the beginning of June. 


October and November – mid season perfect for an extended weekend – 15-20 degrees. 

  • Sailing competitions and a sailor’s fair in Nice 
  • The Beaujolais is brought out 
  • Defoliation begins in late November 
  • Heated pool 

The fall season is the season of wine and truffles. In Côtes du Rhone, Luberon and Ventoux the people are busy harvesting grapes and when reaching November, it’s the time for truffles. The people of Carpentras and Richerenches organise 3 truffle festivals all together. Read more here. 

Årstiderne i Provence efterår i den lokale havn Cros de Cagnes.

Årstiderne i Provence vintersæsonen med ild i pejsen.


December, January and February – low season with lots of possibilities for winding down with books and log fires – 5-15 degrees 

  • Christmas market in Nice at Place Massena 
  • A view of snow-covered mountains 
  • Carnival in Nice 
  • Pool available, but it’s for winter swimmers! 

The seasons in Provence have lots to offer. That also goes for the winter season. The winter is characterised by snow-covered mountains, Christmas lights, lots of Christmas markets and carnival. 

Activities all year round

On our blog you can find links to activities, festivals and markets for the entire year. 


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