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Bordeaux Weather in December, France


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Bordeaux Averages December

  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month


  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    3 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    16 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years


    100 mm

Bordeaux Daily Averages December

December 2024 Daily Averages

1 Avg 45º
2 Avg 46º
3 Avg 46º
4 Avg 48º
5 Avg 48º
6 Avg 48º
7 Avg 46º
8 Avg 46º
9 Avg 45º
10 Avg 45º
11 Avg 45º
12 Avg 43º
13 Avg 43º
14 Avg 43º
15 Avg 41º
16 Avg 41º
17 Avg 41º
18 Avg 43º
19 Avg 45º
20 Avg 45º
21 Avg 41º
22 Avg 43º
23 Avg 41º
24 Avg 43º
25 Avg 43º
26 Avg 41º
27 Avg 43º
28 Avg 43º
29 Avg 45º
30 Avg 45º
31 Avg 46º
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December Weather Averages

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What's the weather like in Bordeaux in December

As the Christmas and holiday season approaches, December is a popular time to visit Bordeaux. Thanks to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, snow is a possibility, which turns the city into a winter wonderland, increasing its charm even more. The warm red wines from the local vineyards don't hurt the overall festive feel either!


This part of southwest France sees an average daily temperature of 7°C (about 45°F), still warm enough to get outside and see the sights.

Compared to November, the average lows drop almost two degrees this month, down to 4°C (around 39°F), not quite freezing, but getting close. The highs go up to 10°C (about 50°F), so you can plan on spending some time outside during your holiday this month. You'll want to bring along a heavier coat or jacket and hat, gloves, and scarf to stay warm during the coolest parts of the day. The area only gets about two hours of sunlight each day, so once the sun goes down, it cools off quickly. You'll also want long-sleeve shirts, trousers, and sweaters, as well as warm boots or shoes that are good for walking.

Sunshine Hours

The chance of a sunny day is about 15% and the chance of clouds is 47%.


Rainfall chances increase again up to 100 mm for the month. That amount falls over 16 days and there is a 51% chance of rain each day, so pack that umbrella or poncho to stay dry and warm.


Any precipitation that occurs most likely falls as rain, with only a 2% chance of snow each day. Expect some breezy days with a 17% chance of a windy day. You may also get some fog, with a 41% chance of a fog day.

Extreme Temperatures

The highest recorded temperature reached all the way up to 23°C (about 73°F), nearly unheard of for this time of the year. The lowest recorded temperature was a very frigid -9°C (about 15°F), well below freezing and definitely causing issues for the vineyards.

Bordeaux Hotels for December

Logis Au Comte d'Ornon

Once you step into the Logis Au Comte d'Ornon, you'll be greeted by bright colours and the sleek décor. The 38 rooms have air conditioning, satellite television, free Wi-Fi, safe, and espresso machine. Some of the rooms have private terraces and family rooms are available with extra space and beds. High-end amenities include an on-site restaurant and bar, fitness centre, and spa with sauna and hot tub to warm up from the cold December weather.

Inter Hotel Du Phare

The Inter Hotel Du Phare has a quiet setting so you can enjoy a peaceful holiday away. Dine in the on-site restaurant that offers local cuisine, a buffet, and of course, Bordeaux wine. Sleep well in the updated and contemporary rooms with comfy duvets, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, and private bathrooms. You can choose a room with king bed or two twin beds depending on your needs.

Le Chalet Lyrique

At Le Chalet Lyrique, you'll be only 10 minutes from Bordeaux and experience three-star accommodations. You're also close to many of the vineyards that make the area famous. The 44 guest rooms open up to the garden with ancient olive trees. Each room has free Wi-Fi, flat screen television, free private parking, private garages if needed, and breakfast served in your room. The on-site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the bar is a great place for drinks.

Bars and Restaurants

Edmond Pure Burger

If you just want a good old hamburger, check out Edmond Pure Burger not far from the city centre. The menu includes basics, like a bacon cheeseburger, as well as specialty varieties. You can also get the burger of the day deal that comes with the sandwich and a side. As a side, choose from the frites, salad, or coleslaw. The menu also has several wines, beers, and sodas to help wash down your burger. 

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club provides diners with an excellent breakfast option in Bordeaux. It's also open for lunch to grab a quick and light bite. Here, you can get a proper English breakfast, complete with baked beans and tomato. Its menu includes numerous vegetarian options as well. The restaurant boasts some of the best scones in the area, as well as freshly made desserts like carrot cake and cheesecake.

The Restaurant Melodie

The Restaurant Melodie is unassuming and simple, but delivers amazing French cuisine in a laid-back atmosphere. Just steps from the Place de Bourse, the establishment has a menu full of French classics. The dining room features stone walls and soft lighting, creating a romantic atmosphere perfect for a date night out in Bordeaux.

Things to do in Bordeaux in December

Porte Cailhau

Built to commemorate Charles VIII's victory in Fornovo, Porte Cailhau is an amazing structure that sits near the river in the centre of the city. You can see Charles VIII's likeness in a niche on the river side of the building. It was built in 1494 and the audio tour takes you through the history of the monument. One of the exhibits shows the tools and methods used to build the monument. It's open daily all year-round.   

Palais Gallien           

The Palais Gallien, or Gallien Amphitheatre, is open daily all year-round. While it's in ruins now, back in the day it was the city's amphitheatre, home of gladiators and heroes, and is some of the only remnants of Roman culture left in the city. At one time, the amphitheatre held over 20,000 people and now you can see what's left of the arches and walls. You can see what the amphitheatre used to look like thanks to a 3-D exhibit on the grounds.

Bordeaux River Cruise

Take a tour with Bordeaux River Cruise and get to experience the city from the water. Check out the wine and dine tour with wine tastings and appetizer pairings or opt for the historic tour that explores nearby estuaries. The company offers full dinner and lunch cruises if you want to combine a meal with your sightseeing. You can also choose a night time cruise and get to see the city all lit up with festive December lights.

Bordeaux Events December


1 Dec 2024
31 Dec 2024

Christmas Markets 🎟

The Chrismas markets in Bordeaux offer great deals to shoppers who are looking for the best gifts, decorations, and food during the holiday season.

Public Hoilday

25 Dec 2024
25 Dec 2024

Christmas Day 🗓

Just like other nationalities, French people celebrate Christmas by following common traditions, such as putting up a Christmas tree, attending church, opening gifts on Christmas eve, and preparing special dishes.