Winter is approaching and temperatures are starting to drop. However, for some cities in France, low temperatures are usual. Not surprisingly, among the ten coldest cities, the North and East regions are widely represented.
In tenth place among the coldest cities in France, we find the city of Beauvais. Located in the department of Oise at an altitude of 89 meters, the annual average temperature is 10.7 degrees Celsius. Beauvais’ cold record was recorded on January 29, 1954, when it was -19.7 degrees Celsius.
The city of Metz located in Moselle, takes ninth place in this ranking of the coldest cities in France. With an average annual temperature of 10.7 degrees Celsius. The city, which nestles at an altitude of 192 meters, had its cold record on February 17, 1956. That day, the Messins withstood a temperature of -23.2 degrees Celsius.
In eighth position in this ranking, is the city of Valenciennes, in the North. The normal annual temperature of this town nestled at an altitude of 50 meters is 10.6 degrees Celsius. The record for cold was recorded on January 7, 2009, when it was -14.9 degrees Celsius.
The town of Abbeville in the Somme takes seventh place in this very refreshing ranking. In this city, located 69 meters above sea level, the average annual temperature is 10.6 degrees Celsius. On January 17, 1985, the coldest temperature was recorded in the town. The latter was -17.4 degrees Celsius.
The city of Pas-de-Calais, Arras, takes sixth place in the ranking. The town has an average annual temperature of 10.5 degrees Celsius. On January 12, 1987, it reached its coldest record, the thermometer then registering -14.1 degrees Celsius.
The fifth position of this ranking is attributed to the city of Châtillon-sur-Seine in the Côte-d’Or. Located at an altitude of 262 meters, the annual average temperature normal is 10.4 degrees Celsius. On January 9, 1985, the city endured a record cold temperature of -22.4 degrees Celsius.
Charleville-Mézières takes fourth place in the ranking. The city of the Ardennes is located 145 meters above sea level. The average temperature of the town is 10 degrees Celsius. 1er January 1997, the record for cold was -17.5 degrees Celsius.
The Vosges town of Épinal occupies the last place on the podium. It is the third coldest town in France. Nestled at 317 meters above sea level, Epinal has an annual average temperature of 10 degrees Celsius. On January 12, 1987, the thermometer mark indicated the record temperature of -18.9 degrees Celsius.
Second in the ranking of the coldest cities, Nancy records an average annual temperature of 10 degrees Celsius. The city of Meurthe-et-Moselle had its cold record on January 12, 1987, when it was -19.1 degrees Celsius.
It is the city of Langres in Haute-Marne which is sacred coldest city in France. The town, located at an altitude of 466 meters, is the only town in France to have an annual average temperature of less than 10 degrees. There, it averages 9.8 degrees Celsius. The record for cold was recorded there on February 2, 1956, and on that day the thermometer had dropped to -21.2 degrees Celsius.