The sunniest spots in France

Sunny spots in FranceJun 11, 2013

Does your French holiday home get a lot of sun? See whether your location is in the top 20 sunniest spots in the country according to a Météo France list based on weather over 2011.

The big hitters are departments on the Cote d’Azur, but the regions of Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrénées and the Rhône-Alpes also feature.

The Bouches-du-Rhône held on to its long-cherished number one spot, racking up 2,801 hours of sunshine in 2011.

These figures are a general guide as many French departments vary in size and have different climate zones within them. Check out the full chart on

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