Besançon, where it's located

The climate of Besançon is temperate, with quite cold winters and warm summers.
The city is located in the east of France, 300 meters (1,000 feet) above sea level, in the Burgundy-French county region, 50 km (30 miles) from Switzerland.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 2,3 °C (36 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 19,9 °C (68 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Besançon - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)-1035912141411830
Max (°C)571115202325252116106
Min (°F)303237414854575752463732
Max (°F)414552596873777770615043

Precipitation amounts to 1,185 millimeters (46,7 inches) per year: therefore, the city is quite rainy. It ranges from 80 mm (3,1 in) in the driest month (February) to 115 mm (4,5 in) in the wettest ones (May, October). Here is the average precipitation.
Besançon - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)8580909511510090901051151051101185
Prec.(in)3.33.13.53.74.53.93.53.54.14.54.14.346.7
Days131212121311101010121313141

On average, there are around 1,840 sunshine hours per year. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Besançon - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours235678876422

Besançon

Best Time


The best time to visit Besançon runs from mid-May to mid-September, since it is the warmest and sunniest period of the year. Sometimes, it can be hot in July and August, while in other circumstances, nights can be cool or even a little cold even in these months, so it can be useful to bring a sweatshirt or sweater and a light jacket for the evening.