Le Mans, where it's located

The climate of Le Mans is temperate and influenced by the Atlantic Ocean: it is quite cold but not freezing in winter and pleasantly warm in summer. However, it has some continental characteristics too, so it can sometimes be very cold in winter and hot in summer.
The city is located in the north-west of France, in the Pays de la Loire, south-west of Paris.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 5 °C (41 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 19.9 °C (68 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Le Mans - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)2246912141411952
Max (°C)891316202326262217118
Min (°F)363639434854575752484136
Max (°F)464855616873797972635246

Precipitation amounts to 690 millimeters (27.2 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 45 mm (1.8 in) in the driest months (June, August) to 70 mm (2.8 in) in the wettest (December). Here is the average precipitation.
Le Mans - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)655055556545554555656570690
Prec.(in)2.622.22.22.61.82.21.82.22.62.62.827.2
Days1191010107868111012113

On average, there are around 1,780 sunshine hours per year. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Le Mans - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours234667886422

Le Mans

Best Time


The best time to visit Le Mans 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.