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Weather in April

mnta
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Weather in April

We are planning a return to Les Baux/Provence during the last two weeks in April 2011. Kindly requesting - as cadid as possible - opinions on the weather in April. We cannot visit in May and want to avoid summer. That said, if the Mistral is being overly mischevious we would like to hear from anyone who has been in the area the past couple of years at that time. Feel free to pass along the good, the bad and the memorable. Many thanks.

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1. Re: Weather in April

I think you need to take something that is wind and waterproof. Les Baux is a real windcatcher at the best of times. I've been there in May and it's gusty and cold at times.

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2. Re: Weather in April

Thanks. We were there last August and it was broiling. May have to roll the dice and go with last two weeks in April. Any other experiences during April appreciated from the Forum.

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3. Re: Weather in April

It's Provence, so, with regard to weather, you just never know... That having been said, late April will probably be somewhat warm, not that windy, and there is virtually no chance that you will experience true Mistral-type winds.

As ChicChantal said, you should take a good light-weight wind/waterproof jacket - however, if you do so, you will probably have perfectly beautiful sunny weather.

Last time we were there in late April / early May, the weather was PERFECT - not even one day of rain, or even sprinkles. But, keep in mind that weather is weather, and it is always better to be prepared for the bad stuff.

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4. Re: Weather in April

Hi there,

We were in Provence the 3rd week of April this year and the weather was perfect for us. A light sweater was the most we needed and some days we even got a bit sunburnt. No wind and only a few spots of rain one morning as we headed down to the Camargue (sun was shining by the time we got there)

We prefer to travel spring or Autumn - don't like the heat too much - it's too exhausting!

:)M

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5. Re: Weather in April

Thanks to all for these insights. Now officially in wavering mode bewteen late April and middle of June. Definitely want to avoid the crowds and hopefully June is still relatively tourist free? I may be kidding myself on that one. Thanks again for the input.

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