flag Loire Valley , Average Weather October

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  • Rainfall

    56 mm
  • Rainfall Days

    10 days
  • Sunshine Hours

    4 hours

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Loire Valley

October daily averages for Loire Valley

  • 1st
    14 57
  • 2nd
    17 63
  • 3rd
    17 63
  • 4th
    16 61
  • 5th
    15 59
  • 6th
    13 55
  • 7th
    14 57
  • 8th
    14 57
  • 9th
    17 63
  • 10th
    13 55
  • 11th
    14 57
  • 12th
    12 54
  • 13th
    11 52
  • 14th
    10 50
  • 15th
    10 50
  • 16th
    12 54
  • 17th
    11 52
  • 18th
    12 54
  • 19th
    13 55
  • 20th
    11 52
  • 21st
    11 52
  • 22nd
    10 50
  • 23rd
    11 52
  • 24th
    11 52
  • 25th
    11 52
  • 26th
    11 52
  • 27th
    10 50
  • 28th
    10 50
  • 29th
    10 50
  • 30th
    10 50
  • 31st
    10 50

October is the first month that fully falls in autumn in the Loire Valley in France. This is one of the most beautiful months of the whole year, the leaves of trees and other wooded plants bursting out in the warmest of colours. With crisp and revitalising morning air, this is a great time to head out and see this stunning region on a bicycle or on foot.

What's The Weather Like In Loire Valley In October


The average temperature is now 12°C, which is a three-degree drop since September, but still fairly comfortable. Especially the afternoons remain pleasant with average temperatures around 16°C. Nights get chilly, though, with an average low temperature of 7°C. These average temperatures tend to decrease in the course of the month, by about three to four degrees each.

Sunshine Hours

The day length also continues to decrease. With 11.40 hours of daylight, 1st October is the month's longest day. 31st October is the shortest day and has 10.01 daylight hours left. This means that each day is 3.2 minutes shorter than the previous one.

Cloud cover increases drastically throughout this month, from 63% in the beginning to 77% at the end. As the sky gets gradually cloudier and the day length decreases, the days get progressively less sunny. There are 5 hours of sunshine per day on average in October, 2 hours fewer than in the month before. The following monthsa href="http://www.holiday-weather.com/loire_valley_/averages/november">November, DecemberJanuary and Februaryill be less sunny still.


As cloud cover rises, so does the chance of rainfall. The total amount of rainfall this month is 56mm, which is spread out over 10 days with rainfallhis is, in fact, the lowest number of rainy days in any month in the year.

The most common rainfall type is moderate rain, by far, which occurs on 69% of those 10 days with rainfall. The second most common type, light rain, is observed on merely 15% of those wet days.

If you're looking to visit the Loire Valley in the near future, make sure to check out the weather forecast for the region.

Loire Valley Hotels In October

Relais des Trois Châteaux

Located on the edge of the Sologne, the magnificent Relais des Trois Châteaux is a 36-room hotel in the quiet village of Cour-Cheverny, merely 800 metres from the Château of Cheverny. Its location is perfect for exploring this stunning French regionost of the châteaux lie within 30 kilometres of the hotel. There are plenty of facilities and services to make your stay as pleasant as possible, including a fine restaurant, a bar, a bicycle rental service, room service, free Wi-Fi, a TV lounge, private car parking and a terrace.

Le Haut des Lys

Another recommended place to stay is Le Haut des Lys, a three-star hotel in Villandry with 20 bedrooms. Housed in a large building surrounded by lawns and gardens, this makes for an ideal base to explore the region in October. Facilities include a car park, a spa, a bicycle garage, and a bar and lounge.

Hostellerie du Château

For an affordable stay within easy distance from the region's iconic châteaux, consider staying at the three-star Hostellerie du Château. Located in the small village of Chaumont-sur-Loire in the middle between Chenonceaux, Blois, Amboise and Chambord, this is a superb base for anyone wanting to visit the region's spectacular châteauxhich is the absolute main thing to do. Amenities include a restaurant, swimming pool, garden, terrace, shops and library.

Bars And Restaurants

Hôtel Restaurant Auberge du Centre

Hôtel Restaurant Auberge du Centre is situated close to many of the most spectacular castles in the Loire Valley. Run by a talented chef, this country restaurant serves delicious gourmet food, typical of this beautiful region and made with fresh local produce. The menu features everything from puff pastries with snails and oyster mushrooms to cod steak and saddle of lamb.

Le Relais Chenonceaux

Le Relais Chenonceaux is another suggested hotel-restaurant. Its restaurant features a rustic dining room with a cosy fireplace and wooden beams. It serves traditional French cuisine. You can also go for a snackhe crèperie is amazing.

Relais de la Mothe

Relais de la Mothe is yet another charming hotel with a restaurant. This restaurant calls itself semi-gastronomic and serves food that's prepared with seasonally available produce. Try its specialties, such as roast duck breast, mushroom risotto, red mullet barbecue à la plancha or Saint-Jacques scallops.

Things To Do In Loire Valley In October

Château de Blois

The main highlight in the medieval town of Blois, which is filled with bustling streets, taverns and brasseries, and pretty squares, is the phenomenal Château de Blois. Unlike other châteaux in the Loire Valley, which are set amid beautiful gardens or along the Loire River, this particular castle stands in the heart of the town of Blois.

It used to be the residence of a number of old French monarchs (7 kings and 10 queens), as well as the place where Joan of Arc was blessed by the Archbishop of Reims before she set out with her army to beat the English in Orléans. This striking building has no fewer than 564 rooms, each with a fireplace. The castle is open to the public every day of the year, with the exception of Christmas and New Year's Days.


October with its crisp autumn mornings is a downright spectacular season in this green region. This month, the trees and shrubs in the Loire Valley's numerous parks, gardens and forests change colour, painting the landscape in the warmest of tints. In addition to the renowned gardens of the châteaux, there are a large number of smaller parks and gardens that you can visit. Consider, for example, the manicured gardens in Descartes, a tiny village that was the home ofndeedhe philosopher René Descartes.

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