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France or Ireland in mid-April?

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1. Posted by nutsnbolts (Respected Member 155 posts) 7y

I'm just going to throw this out there. We plan to do both of these trips this year. However, for our anniversay, I figured Ireland would be a good start. I know I know, why not go to the romantic place. lol.

The bottom line is, I'm just curious as to what everyone things is the best idea. Ireland in April and France sometime in September or the other way around?

I don't really know the best season and would like to see anyway what everyone's thought it.

Thanks in advance.

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

Depends where in France, I would say. It makes a big difference weather-wise whether you plan to go to Paris, the Atlantic Coast or Southern France (Nice, Marseilles.)

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Agree with t-maia.
France in April is only nice if you go to the southeastern part.
Although Ireland is not exactly what you call a great weather places, April is not that bad and generally spring is somewhat drier.
In September, almost anywhere in France is still warm, maybe only Bretagne and Normany are somewhat cooler and have a higher chance of some rain.

4. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 7y

My vote goes to Ireland in September. You can be 'resaonably' sure of decent weather (although not for the past two years). April can turn really windy and wet in Ireland and tends to spoil your trip 'a little'. Although it does make a good excuse for going to the pub and looking out the window with a big pint of Guinness in front of you and a bowl of seafood chowder steaming from the bowl...
Anyway, that's my guess.