Burgundy Travel Guide

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Best Times to Visit Burgundy

The best time to visit Burgundy is between September and November when the weather cools and the vineyards feature an array of autumn colors. Winters in Burgundy are cold and dark (average lows hover in the 30s), though December, January and February tend to be the best times to find deals on flights and accommodations. Spring is another sweet shoulder season, while June to August are considered peak season thanks to the warm, dry weather. Keep in mind: Temperatures can vary widely across the region; you'll want to pack layers if you plan to visit multiple towns.

Weather in Burgundy

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Average Temperature (°F)
39.7
29.5
43.2
30.6
53.6
36
59.9
41.2
67.3
47.5
72.7
53.4
76.6
56.8
75.9
56.1
69.8
51.6
59.2
43.7
48.2
37
40.5
31.8
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Average Precipitation (in)
2.48
2.24
2.01
2.05
3.03
2.83
2.17
2.87
2.8
2.4
2.76
2.6
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

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September-November

Fall is a crisp, golden time to visit Burgundy, especially because the vineyards turn color, the grapes are harvested and average high temperatures range from the low 70s in September to the upper 40s in November.

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December-February

In winter, Burgundy experiences dark, overcast days accompanied by average temperatures hovering in the 30s and 40s. It's generally not the most pleasant time to visit, though you could score deals on flights or hotels this time of year. 

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March-May

Spring is another nice season to visit before the summer rush. Average high temperatures rise from the mid-50s in March to the upper 60s by May, but visitors should take note that May also tends to see the most rain. 

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June-August

Summertime is characterized by hot and dry days, with average highs in the 70s and average lows in the 50s. It's also when travelers flock to the region's wineries and attractions. What's more, there are plenty of festivals around the region to help you take advantage of the balmy weather. 

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