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Provence weather in October /November

Just a quick question.
Thinking positively that we will be in a position to travel to Provence late August ( when I retire for good &#128512 I was hoping that the experts out there could a) suggest must see places to visit in the area and b) when does the weather goes downhill quickly and we need to think about heading home.
Iím guessing that we might get away with some decent weather in Sept and Oct but should be thinking about heading North in November .
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October can be changeable. Often violent storms that cause flash flooding after the hot summer. Travelling back you can have days of steady rain but its all pot luck.
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The Lavender fields are pleasant but really earlier in the year.

Heading North in November is the opposite of direction for most travellers at that time of year.

Most will head West from Provence to Spain or Portugal for the Winter, much better option.

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Never been as late as that. Have been in September and its generally pretty good. As said though October / November in the south of France can be a complete mixture. You could be lucky. Provence is massive though and I think my favourite region.

The must see for me is the Verdon Gorges and Lac St Croix but you need to be there as early as possible for the best chance of decent weather. Bit of a thread here. https://forums.motorhomefacts.com/13...on-gorges.html

Of course there is the coast as well. The Cote D'Azur. Not very motorhome friendly but its probably your best chance of decent weather late on rather than inland.


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We were in the Herault last year in September/October and were sat on the beach in glorious weather, back home in Lot et Garonne, November was overcast but mild and little rain.

Of course, things cannot be relied upon, so alternative plans are worth having "just in case" but you may well have abtime to R.E.M.,bee, for all the right reasons.

I would plan for it, but he willing to change if conditions require....

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We went to the Dordogne last year on the 15th September for a month and the weather only deteriorated in the second week of October when we were heading north.

Some very good warm days, shorts the daily requirement, and a couple of wet days but no really prolonged rain.

I know Provence is further south and it may be different weather this year but any holiday in France is better than none and we all hope for good hot weather wherever we go.

All the Aires were open then but I've no idea what the situation will be this year although if we get a chance we will be going over.

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Thanks for the response much appreciated . Any must see places you can recommend in Provence. Thanks wyn
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Thanks for the response much appreciated . Any must see places you can recommend in Provence. Thanks wyn
Well as mentioned the Verdon Gorges and Lac St Croix are two of my favourite places in the world let alone in Provence and the Coast from St Tropez westwards towards Marseilles is fantastic if you time it right.

Inland I like the area around Gordes which is "A year in Provence" Territory.

Some ideas here.

https://www.planetware.com/france/pr...n-f-az-fwd.htm

If you do get to the coast I wrote a guide in 2015 which you can find here. https://sites.google.com/site/hanktestsite2/downloads

You really need secondary transport on the Cote D'Azur IMO though to see it properly. Find somewhere to dump the van. Buses and trains are pretty good though I gather.
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