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Visit early/mid June or late June/early July?

Planning a 10-14 day trip with my 18 yr old niece. Soonest can start travel is June 6. Cannot travel June 19-June 22. And cannot travel after July 15. Any recommendations on best date options? I know both months are busy.

Posted by
1307 posts

I would go earlier.
As stated, it will be a bit cooler.

Posted by
6619 posts

Ditto the above. Except, if you're going to Normandy, early June will be crowded because of the June 6 D-Day anniversary. There, or in cooler Brittany, you might want late June/early July.

Posted by
9429 posts

The earlier the better for less crowds, as well as heat.

Posted by
10289 posts

Hôtel prices are fairly high this year. Use to see if early June is less expensive than late June or July.

Posted by
6996 posts

French school holidays start around July 7, so it is better to travel beforehand.
Given the choice, June 6 - June 19 is slightly better from a weather and crowds standpoint.

Posted by
9766 posts

Same as everyone has said - I would go for the earlier dates.