flag Loire Valley , Average Weather September

  • High Temperature
  • Low Temperature
  • Temperature
  • Rainfall

    54 mm
  • Rainfall Days

    11 days
  • Sunshine Hours

    7 hours

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September daily averages

Loire Valley

September daily averages for Loire Valley

  • 1st
    15 59
  • 2nd
    18 64
  • 3rd
    19 66
  • 4th
    18 64
  • 5th
    18 64
  • 6th
    17 63
  • 7th
    16 61
  • 8th
    17 63
  • 9th
    18 64
  • 10th
    17 63
  • 11th
    16 61
  • 12th
    16 61
  • 13th
    15 59
  • 14th
    15 59
  • 15th
    15 59
  • 16th
    15 59
  • 17th
    15 59
  • 18th
    15 59
  • 19th
    14 57
  • 20th
    15 59
  • 21st
    14 57
  • 22nd
    15 59
  • 23rd
    16 61
  • 24th
    15 59
  • 25th
    14 57
  • 26th
    15 59
  • 27th
    16 61
  • 28th
    16 61
  • 29th
    15 59
  • 30th
    15 59

September is the month that is both the end of summer and the beginning of autumn in the Loire Valley, one of the most visited destinations in all of France. It is the typical transitional month, with weather that is still quite pleasant, but also gradually getting cooler.

What's The Weather Like In Loire Valley In September


In September, you can still spend your days outside, exploring the photogenic scenery on the many trails that run along the river and across the countryside or sightseeing in gorgeous cities such as Nantes. The afternoon temperature averages 20°C this month, which is unquestionably comfortable. Nights, however, get kind of cool, with average low temperatures of 10°C. Both those temperatures decrease by about 2-3 degrees in the course of the monthhe beginning of September is definitely the warmest time of the month. The average temperature is 15°C, which is a two-degree drop since August.

Sunshine Hours

Another thing to decrease as the month progresses is the length of the days. 1st September is the month's longest day with 13.19 daylight hours, while 30th September is the shortest day with 11.42 hours of daylight. This significant 1.37-hour decrease implies that each day is 3.2 minutes longer than the following day.

Combined with a percentage of cloud cover that increases from 52% to 63% in the course of the month, this causes a drop in daily sunshine hours compared with the previous summer months of JuneJuly and August. Now, there are 7 sunshine hours per day on average. This makes it the fourth sunniest month of the year, together with May.


September receives 54mm of rainfall in total, which is approximately the average monthly amount. This is spread out over 11 days with rainfall. When visiting the Loire Valley in September, you're most likely to experience moderate rain, which occurs on no less than 65% of those 11 rainy days.

Light rain happens on 14% of the days with rainfall, thunderstorms on 10% and drizzle on 9%. The chance that rainfall occurs rises in the course of the month, from 40% in the beginning to 47% at the end.

Loire Valley Hotels In September

Hostellerie de la Mère Hamard

September is a fantastic time to visit the Loire Valley. When planning your trip, consider booking a room at the Hostellerie de la Mère Hamard, a cosy inn in the village of Semblancay, 10 minutes from Tours. This old house has 11 guest rooms and peaceful gardens that are home to songbirds and filled with colourful flowers. Guests can enjoy dinner on the patio, rent a bicycle or simply relax in the gardens.

Hôtel Le Clos d'Amboise

Hôtel Le Clos d'Amboise is housed in an absolutely stunning 17th-century building and surrounded by expansive gardens. This four-star hotel lies in the centre of the historic town of Amboise, an area that's also home to the château of François I as well as a former residence of Leonardo da Vinci. When you're not visiting these great attractions, you can enjoy and use the swimming pool, sauna, bar, library, free Wi-Fi and restaurant.

Hôtel Pavillon des Lys

Featuring only 8 rooms, the four-star Hôtel Pavillon des Lys is also in Amboise and offers views of the château, has an outdoor terrace and boasts beautiful décor. An absolutely recommended place to stay in the Loire Valley, this is a luxury accommodation in the town centre, its classy restaurant serving exquisite cuisine. There is also a garden where guests can unwind after a day of sightseeing.

Bars And Restaurants

Brasserie de la Poste

In the very heart of Montargis lies Brasserie de la Poste. Its main feature is its amazing outdoor terrace, which makes it a strongly recommended place to grab a bite to eat and unwind with a drink in September. An eating establishment couldn't be more French than this one, housed in a large stone building, and decorated with wooden tables and chairs and plenty of greenery. Its menu consists of traditional, regional dishes.

Restaurant Lamotte Beuvron

Hôtel Restaurant Tatin is situated in the middle of the Sologne. Its restaurant, Restaurant Lamotte Beuvron, serves traditional French gourmet food prepared with fresh ingredients. Make sure to finish off your meal with the restaurant's famous tarte Tatin.

Bistrot N'home

In Tours, consider opting for dinner at Bistrot N'home. This smallish eating venue prides itself on its homemade dishes. The menu is made up of hearty food, which is prepared with the freshest produce and ingredients available. This is why it changes regularly, according to availability.

Things To Do In Loire Valley In September

Bourges Cathedral

The entire region is dotted with amazing buildings. One of the most striking buildings that's not a château is the Bourges Cathedral. This UNESCO World Heritage Site in the royal city of Bourges dates from the 12th century and is one of the most imposing churches in all of France. Its surface area is no less than 5,900 square metres, its nave measures 37 metres high. The dimensions of this structure are mind-boggling. Inside the Bourges Cathedral, you can admire rare stained-glass windows from the 13th century, beautiful paintings and superb stonework.


During your September vacation, a time of year that has warm temperatures but fewer tourists, you are also encouraged to explore the region's shops, craft stores and art galleries. Typical crafts of the Loire Valley include glassblowing, woodworking, pottery making and perfume making. So, if you're looking for a souvenir to remember your great trip to this amazing region by, make sure to pick up one (or more) of these crafty items.

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