Across most of France the busiest months are July and August as that’s when most of the locals tend to take their holidays. So, if you’re wanting to avoid the crowds, aim to visit on either side of that period. If the pull of the warmer weather trumps sharing your holiday with others, be advised it could still rain, even in July. Autumn starts to arrive towards the beginning of September and with it comes cooler weather and harvest time. Expect dark and very cold days in winter.