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This city is the best place to enjoy the sun in France in winter

In this French city, the sun shines all year round, even in winter.

Winter is long, far too long for some inhabitants of France whose city is plunged, more than others, continually into grayness, cold and darkness. ;humidity. If overall the sun is shy in winter, there is a city in France whose microclimate gives it a spring air, with mild temperatures, very little rain and maximum sunshine during this season. 

We have lunch there in t-shirts in February, in the middle of the carnival period on the Cours Saleya, you guessed it! ? It is indeed Nice ! The sun shines generously on  "Nissa la bella", such is her nickname given to her. by its inhabitants, and this is a reality confirmed by Météo France. It counts 574 hours of sunshine in winter (compared to 327 hours of sunshine on average in France during this season), with temperatures rarely below 10°C, knowing that on average In France, the normal temperature for the winter season is 5.9°C. This city is also # 39;one of the warmest in Europe in winter, according to the travel magazineGeo.

You Enjoy the mild weather during your walks along the Promenade des Anglais or the coastal path, which runs along the Mediterranean to the seaside. #39;à Villefranche-sur-Mer, with an exceptional view all along. In the evening, the bright sun will offer you a sublime sunset. And all that without taking the umbrella! Nice is also one of the least humid cities in this season, with episodes of rain which are concentrated rather than in the summer months. autumn or spring. Indeed, the capital of the Cote d'Azur, located in the Alps department Maritimes, records only 43mm of precipitation compared to 161mm of national average in winter, according to our climatic data.

How can we explain this generous microclimate while the relief is high? of its hinterland is subject to a more hostile climate in winter ? Thanks to & simply the sea. Bathed by the Mediterranean, the humidity of Nice is swept by the sea winds, with formations of clouds which go into exile in the hinterland. In short, the coast benefits from a mild climate while the rain reaches the land in the distance. The city is yours from Nice for your holidays under the sun in winter! know that calm resides in January and returns in March, during the low season. 

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116