The climate in France is varied. In the Savoie, French Alps region it is “continental” in nature: warm/hot dry summers and cold, dry winters. Temperatures may reach the mid-30’s centigrade during the day; although in the mountains with temperature decreasing with height it is cooler and there’s usually a breeze. Corsica, in the Mediterranean, is hotter and dryer. A hat, sunglasses and suncream are essential.