Weather in France during September

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  1. automedon

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    any Member Funsters have experience of the type of weather during the month of September and do the site fees go back to normal? We are heading over to France but cannot go until September (normally go June/July time) when we will be away for a full month. We have noticed the big increase in site fees (inc. ACSI) from July onwards so wonder how long the French Holiday Season lasts, thanks everyone for any input.
     
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    We've been going in September for a few years, normally have good weather, but to be sure head south of the Loire. Campsite prices start dropping at the end of August but the facilities, like bars, restaurants, takeaway etc. can also be closing.
     
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    The weather in mid to south of France is likely to be very nice....... but why go to campsites with such a fantastic Aire network???

    We spent 3 months in France (Sept to Nov 2013) and did not stay on a site once, spent the savings on all that lovely French wine, cheese and bread :h:
     
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    Yes the weather will be better the further south you travel. Before we had the camper we went to La Palmyre near Royan two years in a row in September and the weather was quite warm but stormy. Stayed at a Haven site and the price dropped significantly once the kids were back in school. (before you were fined for taking them out lol)
     
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    Bit like asking what the weather is like in England..It depends where you are heading . If you are north of a line drawn from Lyon to Bordeux it can be changeable. South of it you should experience decent weather....BUSBY.
     
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    As above, weather should be very good, even in Brittany although this is always a gamble and it could be wet and windy.

    Some campsites will close by mid September, others by the end of the month so you need a book or two to plan ahead.
     
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    As said further south obviously is a better bet, but having said that the last few hols in early sept, we have quite good weather in Loire, Brittany & west coast north of Ile de Re.
    Also as already said you must try the aires, that way it ensures a cheaper/ more reasonable holiday. we only use c/sites about every 4/5th day.
    Enjoy your holiday whatever you do.
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    Sounds like Les Charmettes? My 1st visit to France in 1994, booked ferry and 1 week for £99 in a Royale tent. When we arrived they gave us a 6 berth caravan, 2 boys, 6 and 16. Was in May and was HOT. Passed by entrance 2013. see picture
    Sorry to deviate off thread but couldn't resist. charmettes.JPG
     
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    We live in Burgundy during the period April to October.

    September-:

    First two weeks usually brilliant-warm and sunny.

    Second two weeks usually good, but misty mornings and cool evenings. This is normally our favourite time as it is neither too hot or too cold.

    That said, over the last ten years it can vary a bit. No one can guarantee the weather as yet.:cool:
     
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    thanks to you all for your most welcome input on September in France, much appreciated.
    Have never used Aires, are they that good ? what about Electric and water etc. our old but trusty camper is a 1999 Sprinter, converted 3 yrs ago, so we are without a shower but do have a water heater.
    Will be interested to hear from you and your experiences staying Aires, thanks.
     
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    @automedon ah, I see. You will still (mostly) need to go to campsites when you need showers (or Sports Centre?) because most of the Aires are simply parking areas with fresh water taps and grey water/toilet disposal points.

    Have a look at https://www.vicarious-shop.com/All-the-Aires-France-North-and-South-5th-edition.html

    It will be money well spent if you have not used Aires before. Other guides are also available but for first time use, the book above just makes the whole experience less stressful (y)

    Enjoy :D
     
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    You can never tell what the weather is going to do.

    To illustrate my point, this is the main square at Charlesville Mezieres on 28th September 2014 - warm and sunny.

    dry.JPG

    And this is the same square on the 29th.....

    Wet.JPG

    Paul
     
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    We tend to use the municipal campsites in France, most towns/ villages have them.
    Cheap and usually all the facilities you need.

    Terry
     
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    Thanks guys, and thank you Fidget for the additional info. on Airs, will get the Aires Book from amazon as you suggested.
     
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    Go south of Lyons and you will get the Mediteranean climate, though Dordogne is also nice

    We normally go to Provence ( the Vacluse) for September.

    As has been said the first to weeks lovely and hot, - 28-30c

    Next weeks nice and hot with sometimes clouds 25-28c

    Last week can get some occasional rain but still can be nice and sunny 22-25c

    Even in October still can be 22-25c with a bit more rain.

    All great for cycling, walking, swimming and relaxing

    For us far nicer than The realy hot months of July and August when 30-35c+

    Think no more about it just go and enjoy yourselves
     
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    have been to Brittany in september and it was well grim with everything shut up....head south and you will be better fine...
     
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    Been through France 5 times and every time its the same date - end of August/first week of September and every year the weather has been outstanding - i think it rained on a couple of occasions but it was during the night.... However, we went last year France through to Spain in July and i have never experience torrential rain like it in my life.
     
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    Weather here (south-west of Limoges) is normally lovely in September. Di keeps a record of the weather every day so if you want more info we can supply this, but it is historic, and nobody can predict what it is going to be in six months time. You'd be welcome to come and stay here - it is a beautiful area, and we normally have the pleasure of the company of some Funsters (there is a discount for subscribing Funsters).

    Wherever you go have a great time
    Bob
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