Marseille has a Mediterranean climate. Winter is mild and humid; summer is hot and largely dry. December, January, and February are the coldest months in the city. The temperature is around 12 degrees during the day and 4 degrees at night. July and August are the hottest months. During this period, the average temperatures during the day 28 to 30; the night is around 19 degrees. Marseille is the most sun-exposed area in France. France's average sun time is 1,950, while in Marseille this number is 2,900. It is also the driest city in France with an average annual rainfall of 512 millimeters.
Even if you need more time to truly experience all the beauty of Marseille, it is recommended that you stay for at least three days. Three days will be enough to savor this unique Mediterranean port city, visit nearby villages and natural beauties and spend time at sea.
Marseille can be visited at any time of the year. The energy of the city attracts visitors from all over the world. The Open 13 Marseille Tennis Tournament in February each year or the Fiesta des Suds music event in October each year are just some of the most famous in Marseille. Naturally, if you want to enjoy the beaches of Marseille, you should prefer the summer months. Summer is the most visited season of Marseille.
The prominent festivals in Marseille are as follows:
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