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Le climat de la Côte d'Azur

 
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Also known as the French Riviera, the Côte d'Azur has been attracting visitors from all over the world for over 100 years.

This is mainly due to its favourable climate and geography: 300 sunny days each year, an average daily temperature of 16°C, and short but periodical rain-showers.

Thanks to the 'Esterel massif', the Côte d'Azur is protected from the mistral wind, which can be problematic in the neighbouring region of Provence.

Surprisingly, in the 19th Century, Hiver was the main tourist season in this region. The aristocracy of Europe would flock to the Côte d'Azur from November to May, drawn by the mild temperatures.

As today, it is very pleasant to relax on a sunny café terrace, whilst skiers are active on the surrounding snowy slopes! However, although the mild, sunny Hivers still attract visitors, most tourists nowadays undoubtedly come in the Été, drawn by the sun and the sea.



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Months Averagemin
november to january11°C6°C
february to april14°C9°C
may to june17°C14°C
july - august26°C20°C
september23°C18°C
october18°C14°C