we are planning on this tour in Sept/Oct 2022. Anybody spent any time in southern France in October ? How cool can it get ? Good savings if you take the Oct cruise but little concerned about the weather.
Take a look at Weatherspark dot com it is a great resource- historical info presented in textual and graphical format. I research it before booking all our Tauck trips. Look at samples in my posts in this (unrelated) forum thread.
Ray Mickiewicz -
This was our last pre-COVID trip that was taken in April/May of 2019. The weather in Provence is very mild due to its Mediteranean locale. April/May and Sept/Oct are perfect months to travel there. Temperatures can range into the low to mid 70s (Fahrenheit). In fall, you will not be bothered by the Mistral winds (cool, dry winds that can be bothersome to some.) Paris will be cooler, but certainly not cold. A light jacket is all you need, if at all. I hope this information helps.
This was a wonderful trip full of many pleasant surprises along the way. And the food!
We've been in Paris in early October. One thing to consider would be the number of hours of daylight. We arrived at 7AM. It was totally dark driving into the city and didn't get light until well after 8AM. It looked like a night time rush hour. It also gets dark around 4PM.
The Weatherspark pages also show hours (and graph) of sunlight (and moonlight)
The ~12 hours of daylight on 9/23 makes sense. On the equinoxes (Spring and Fall), the entire planet has 12 hours of daylight.