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Weather Averages for Carcassonne in October
Averages for Carcassonne in October
Delightfully, tourists will find October in Carcassonne a warm month, which is still suitable for almost all summer activities. Swimming is encouraged until at least mid-month, since the water remains remarkably warm.
Many October visitors find shopping and dining to be two of the biggest attractions. Both covered and open-air markets are available for shopping, including Place Carnot in the center of town. This authentic French experience is not a tourist attraction. It is a fully functional, year-round market that is open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Also, shops such as La Ferme offer shoppers a variety of delicious gourmet foods to choose from.
October is the last month to take advantage of some of the area’s tourist attractions.
Generation VTT bike tours, for example, stops operation in November, so book an October tour before it’s too late to see the city of Carcassonne by bike.
Another cool autumn attraction is the journey to the Abbey of St. Hilaire. This winding 15-mile (24-kilometer) path takes visitors through several quaint villages before arriving at the hilltop village of St. Hilaire.
The average temperature is 59°F (15°C).
The average low temperature is 48°F (9°C), hardly cold enough to be called winter.
The average high temperature is 68°F (20°C). This rivals the warmest temperatures of May in Carcassonne.
The average precipitation is down compared to other months with 89mm of rain.
The average days of rainfall total 11.
The average hours of sunlight are shrinking slowly from summertime. Eleven hours of daylight host around eight hours of direct sun.