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Rain forecast Provence next Sunday and Monday. Any suggestions?

Rain forecast Provence next Sunday and Monday. Any suggestions?

Old May 22nd, 2016, 11:01 PM
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Rain forecast Provence next Sunday and Monday. Any suggestions?

Will be St Remy Friday to Wednesday and rain is forecast. Any suggestions on what to do?
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 11:12 PM
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If it wasn't going to be raining, what were you going to do?
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 11:15 PM
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Wear a rain coat and maybe an an umbrella. Rain does not hurt.
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 11:18 PM
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Wear a rain coat and maybe an an umbrella. Rain does not hurt.

Maybe they have aquagenic urticaria? That's the only thing I can think of.
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 11:24 PM
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Do whatever you were planning to do. It usually doesn't rain all day. And different websites give different forecasts. I just looked at one that says 29 celsius cloudless day on Saturday.

Check the forecast again a day before you leave.
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I'd also just wait and see what it is really like on those days, but maybe have some backup plans. I don't know your itinerary, but there are some things to see in Avignon that could take up a good part of a day that are indoors, that might be what I'd do -- the Palais des Papes, the cathedral and my favorite, the Petit Palais museum which is excellent. I also like all the outdoor cafes on the big square (in front of city hall), they shold have roofs or umbrellas. I like Avignon more than St Remy, anyway. More to do and I like the city layout better.
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Plenty you could do in Aix-en-Provence also that aren't totally dependent on being outdoors.
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 06:23 AM
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I honest to goodness do not understand this sort of question. (Not being snarky -- just curious)

Why would rain change most anything? Do you hibernate when it rains at home? Unless it is a hurricane with gully washers and high winds (it won't be) don't let it affect your plans.
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 07:07 AM
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To be honest there is rain and rain.

Last april I was on the côte d'Azur and went to the village - 900 meters (1000 yards, 0,55 miles ?). Takes me about about 10 min. I was soaked wet, with water overflowing on the street and footpaths. When I took my black shoes off, my socks were soaked and black. When I took my socks off, my feet were black.

But unless we talk about thundestorms...
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 10:31 AM
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Seriously? YOu must have very little imagination if you can't see that it raining a lot might affect your plans if they were to go for a walk/hike outdoors for many hours, or to go on a bike ride for the day, let alone walking miles to some tourist site, for example, or sites that are mainly outdoors (like Les Baux).

I honestly do not understand anyone who would not plan on different activities based on the weather if some plans involve mainly being outside. Let's say you were in Paris and one day wanted to mainly spend in museums or sites like a cathedral, etc., versus another day when you planned a walking tour of the city and to spend a lot of time in a park. you actually think it makes no difference which plan you would choose if it were raining hard all day?
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 10:35 AM
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you actually think it makes no difference which plan you would choose if it were raining hard all day?

If I had plans to walk and see stuff and it rained and I was unable to shift around plans because of time restraints and I had the right gear for the weather, I'd still do it. That's a lot of ands though.

Rain can add an excellent mood to photographs.
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 11:39 AM
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Walking in the rain can be lovely Christina -- you should maybe try it some time.

Unless it is pouring buckets, then sure - have a plan B -- but a few showers are no an impediment to much of anything.
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I spent the month of June once with my kids here in the Dordogne and it rained for 20+ days straight. The first couple of days we played board games, went to the supermarket and roamed around looking at all the treats for sale, visited the local museums, watched the two-channel TV we had, and read. After that, we just decided water wasn't going to deter us. We went horseback riding in the rain, hiking in the rain, canoeing in the rain, and touring of bories and caves and other local sites in the rain. It's just water. Plus, in Provence there aren't normally torrential downpours - we had one of those two days ago and we still got out and hiked and drove into town and sat at a café for a bit and did some shopping at the Intermarché. We had appropriate clothing. It wasn't a hassle. Everyone here was out and about, too, including hordes of tourists in Les Eyzies.

You are unlikely to get torrential downpours in Provence, and there is a wealth of things to do indoors if that's what you choose. Any guidebook will detail what they are. And as mentioned, rain photos can be lovely. I caught a gorgeous shot of a mixture of bright yellow colza interspersed with bright red coquéliquots the day it was pouring.
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I spent the month of June once with my kids here in the Dordogne and it rained for 20+ days straight. The first couple of days we played board games, went to the supermarket and roamed around looking at all the treats for sale, visited the local museums, watched the two-channel TV we had, and read. After that, we just decided water wasn't going to deter us. We went horseback riding in the rain, hiking in the rain, canoeing in the rain, and touring of bories and caves and other local sites in the rain. It's just water. Plus, in Provence there aren't normally torrential downpours - we had one of those two days ago and we still got out and hiked and drove into town and sat at a café for a bit and did some shopping at the Intermarché. We had appropriate clothing. It wasn't a hassle. Everyone here was out and about, too, including hordes of tourists in Les Eyzies.

You are unlikely to get torrential downpours in Provence, and there is a wealth of things to do indoors if that's what you choose. Any guidebook will detail what they are. And as mentioned, rain photos can be lovely. I caught a gorgeous shot of a mixture of bright yellow colza interspersed with bright red coquéliquots the day it was pouring.
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This is Monday and the forecast is for Sunday - 6 days away????? We were in Nice for 2 weeks in 2014, and every morning we looked up the weather forecast. There was rain in the forecast for "that day" for about 10 of the 15 days we were there. It never happened - not a drop of rain, and not even clouds.

Next we stayed in the Luberon for 2 weeks, and there was a "gully wamper" that knocked out the electricity, fried the WiFi, & broke a few tree branches. It lasted about 4 hrs. Next day - perfect weather.

I wouldn't want to go to the Sunday market in l'Isle sur la Sorgue in the rain, however.

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It's Springtime in France, and it will rain a lot of the time. Since you'll be here soon, there isn't anything you can do about it except bring waterproof clothing, umbrellas, hats. Doubtful you'll need rain boots (I wouldn't consider them, because you might not use them much), but you might not get much use out of sandals, either.

So, forget what anyone might have told you about being fashionable, and remember that everyone else will be wet - but you don't have to be miserable.

If you wait around for the rain to stop, your trip will be wasted.
Get out and do exactly what you have already planned. When the sun shines, take advantage of it. It really won't be as bad as you think.
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Old May 24th, 2016, 08:36 AM
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I actually do often modify my plans at home and abroad depending on the weather. There are almost always options. Besides, I melt.��
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Old May 24th, 2016, 11:21 AM
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Rain no longer a priority worry. Now worried about getting diesel to continue exploring Provence. May cut short 5 nights in St Remy and moving back to Avignon as I can use the train to visit Aix, Arles, Nimes etc instead of using my car
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