June marks both the end of the spring season and the start of the summer season in France's gorgeous Loire Valley, a region famous for its wineries, historic towns and beautiful natural scenery.
What's The Weather Like In Loire Valley In June
June's main characteristic is that it has the longest days of the entire year. 20th June is the longest day of the year with its 15.56 hours of daylight. All the other days of this month are only slightly shorter. This, of course, also means that there's more potential for sunny days. And indeed, a day in June enjoys 8 beautifully sunny hours on average, the same number that is observed in August. July is even sunnier with its 9 daily sunshine hours. The reason that those other two summer months are equally as and even sunnier than June is that they have clearer skies.
Cloud cover in June ranges from 65% in the beginning of the month to 57% at the end. This decreasing trend continues until the sky is at its least cloudy in mid-August.
As cloud cover decreases, so does the probability of rainfall. 1st June is historically the wettest day of the month with a 45% chance that it will rain. 30th June tends to be the driest day with a chance of rainfall of 40%. Moderate rain is the most common type of rainfall all-year round and also in June. It is observed on 58% of the 16 days with rainfall. Thunderstorms occur on 17% of those days, light rain on 14% and drizzle on 9%. The total amount of rainfall this month is 58mm.
In terms of temperatures, June is nothing less than delightful. It is the third warmest of all months with its average temperature of 16°C. The nighttime low temperature is 11°C, which is cool but by no means cold, while the afternoon high temperature is a pleasant 21°C. Both these temperatures continue to increase as the month progressesuly and August will be slightly warmer still.
Anyone looking to visit the stunning Loire Valley in the foreseeable future is encouraged to consult our up-to-date and detailed weather forecast.
Loire Valley Hotels In June
Hôtel Château du Breuil
June may be the best time of year to visit this magnificent regionhe weather is amazing, but the hordes of summer tourists haven't arrived yet. When looking for a place to stay, definitely consider the fantastic four-star Hôtel Château du Breuil in Cheverny. This striking château was built in the course of many centuries, from the 15th through the 18th century, and boasts 39 splendid guest rooms, overwhelming historic charm and plenty of facilities. There is a swimming pool, tennis court, free Wi-Fi, gardens and lawns, bar and restaurant, children's games room and many more.
Auberge du Bon Laboureur
Another incredibly charming accommodation is the Auberge du Bon Laboureur, a historic four-star country inn that is located no more than 200 metres from the magnificent Château of Chenonceau. This hotel has 24 beautifully decorated rooms, several lounges, a fine-dining restaurant, a swimming pool, and peaceful gardens and vineyards.
Domaine des Roches
Domaine des Roches is a typical accommodation in the Loire Valley, a historic manor house set amid a stunning century-old park. This domain offers guests the chance to go for walks, simply relax in the summer sunshine, go for dips in the swimming pool, play a match of tennis and/or play a game of boules. It's a downright superb place to stay.
Bars And Restaurants
Le Pavillon Limère
Boasting a central fireplace that creates a cosy and welcoming atmosphere, Le Pavillon Limère in Ardon is a wonderful place to enjoy regional, delicious and refined cuisine. It is part of the four-star Les Portes de Sologne, a luxurious golf and spa resort.
Les Délices du Saint-Florent
For more traditional food, consider visiting Les Délices du Saint-Florent, which has a fireplace, an extensive regional wine selection. Its dishes are prepared with fresh, locally grown ingredients. With its indoor and outdoor dining areas, this is a suggested place to go for a simply delicious meal any time of the day, in any weather.
Le Moulin Fleuri
Le Moulin Fleuri is also an excellent place to go for dinner. Housed in a tall stone building typical for this regionn old mill, in facthe restaurant has a menu that features a wide selection of fantastic regional dishes, accompanied by an extensive wine list and even a cheese menu.
Things To Do In Loire Valley In June
With average temperatures of 16°C, June is one of the best times of year to explore the marvellous Loire Valley. Besides the châteaux and wineries the region is famous for, there are also a number of downright stunning gardens you might want to visit. This peaceful region has attracted everyone from the wealthy French kings to Leonardo da Vinci and other artists. The many gardens, domains and castles that dot the region are the result of that. Any visitor is encouraged to visit at least one of these gardens.
The star attractions in this part of France are, of course, the many magnificent châteaux. Consider paying a visit to the Château d'Amboise, which straddles the banks of the Loire River. This fortress and its beautiful landscaped gardens are designated World Heritage by UNESCO, as is the entire Loire River Valley. The château is open every day of the year, except on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.