Spring temperatures in Villefranche-sur-Mer start relatively cool and somewhat rainy, with daily temperatures ranging from 11°C to 15°C and an average low temperature of about 8°C. The temperatures slowly increase from March to June, and the sunny days also increase, allowing you to partake in various outdoor activities.
The tails of the annual Nice Carnival and the last Flower Parades are in March, as is the Menton Lemon Festival. Also, during the spring in the Cote d’Azur, you can witness the finish of the Paris-Nice Bike Race. April is also appealing, as there are so many lovely traditions related to Easter and many outdoor activities. The Cagnes-sur-Mer Hippodrome offers dramatic events, as does the Monte Carlo Masters Tennis Tournament, held in April.
May weather in the Cote d’Azur gets significantly warmer, with daily averages of 21°C and nighttime temperatures of 18°C. So, if you plan to stay at Villa Hippocampo at Villefranche-sur-Mer, you can enjoy plenty of outdoor activities like the Cannes Film Festival and the free public Beach Cinema and visit the Monaco Grand Prix. Plan a day trip to the Fete de la Rose at the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint-Jean-cap-Ferrat or visit the ExpoRose in Grasse.
Once the weather turns to longer, sunnier days in June, you can extend your daily activities and enjoy a day at the beach. The average sea temperature in June at the Cote d’Azur is 21°C, and the daily temperatures reach over 25°C, perfect for daily and nighttime outdoor activities.
Nice and many other coastline towns host music festivals, sports activities like the Nice Ironman competition, and more. You can get your fix on rural activities and see the annual Running of the Sheep, where shepherds guide large flocks of sheep from the winter lowlands to the highland grazing fields. The event also has music, family activities, demonstrations, and more. Of course, there is also the Annual French Summer Sale, where many stores are legally obliged to have massive sales.