Worlddata.info
Sunset France

Sunrise and sunset in France

Sunrise today: 6:05 h
Sunset today: 21:28 h
(Times for Paris)

The times of sunrise and sunset in France are significantly influenced by the country's very northern position in the hemisphere. Relatively high in the north the days in summer are long and short in winter. With up to approximately 16:10 hours the longest days happen in June. On the other hand, the longest and darkest nights are in winter (in the southern hemisphere it is the other way around). In December a night in Paris lasts almost 16 hours.

In these days the sun in Paris rises at 6:05. The sunset on the other hand is currently late at 21:28 in the evening.


Back to overview: France

Average length of day in Paris

Average length of day in Paris
      sunshine duration       twilight phase


Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of France

Sunset FranceThe cities are ordered by their geographic position from east to west, so in an approximate direction of the sun course. Since the orbit of the sun is elliptical, sunrise or sunset never happen on a whole longitude at the same time. All data given for May 16th., localtime in France

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Strasbourg05:44 am09:05 pm15:21 h
Nice06:02 am08:51 pm14:49 h
Toulon06:09 am08:55 pm14:45 h
Grenoble06:04 am09:02 pm14:58 h
Marseille06:11 am08:58 pm14:46 h
Dijon06:00 am09:12 pm15:12 h
Lyon06:06 am09:07 pm15:02 h
Saint-Étienne06:09 am09:08 pm14:59 h
Nîmes06:14 am09:03 pm14:50 h
Reims05:57 am09:23 pm15:26 h
Montpellier06:16 am09:05 pm14:48 h
Lille05:55 am09:32 pm15:37 h
Paris06:05 am09:28 pm15:23 h
Cergy-Pontoise06:05 am09:30 pm15:24 h
Toulouse06:26 am09:14 pm14:48 h
Le Havre06:12 am09:39 pm15:28 h
Angers06:22 am09:35 pm15:13 h
Bordeaux06:30 am09:26 pm14:56 h
Nantes06:26 am09:38 pm15:11 h
Rennes06:24 am09:41 pm15:18 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Paris)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January08:36 am05:23 pm8:47 h
February07:56 am06:12 pm10:16 h
March07:02 am06:56 pm11:55 h
April06:57 am08:43 pm13:46 h
May06:06 am09:27 pm15:20 h
June05:44 am09:57 pm16:13 h
July06:01 am09:51 pm15:50 h
August06:41 am09:08 pm14:27 h
September07:25 am08:05 pm12:40 h
October08:09 am07:03 pm10:54 h
November07:57 am05:12 pm9:15 h
December08:35 am04:56 pm8:21 h

Where does the sun rise in France?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in France is Bastia in the department of Corsica. There, the sun rises at 5:57 am and sets at 8:40 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Ploudalmézeau (Brittany) at 9:55 pm.


Duration of the sunset

The distance from the equator and the path of the sun determines not only the time of sunrise and sunset. The farther a country is from the equator, the more oblique the sun's path is to the horizon. And this causes a different duration that a sunset takes. Paris lies on the 49th degree of northern latitude and is therefore quite far away from the equator. While a sunset near the equator only lasts about 20 minutes, in France this period averages 40 minutes. In June, it's about 43 minutes in Paris, while in December it's 37 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)05:06 am08:59 pm15:53 h
New York (USA)05:37 am08:07 pm14:31 h
Sydney (Australia)06:39 am05:03 pm10:24 h
Manila (Philippines)05:26 am06:17 pm12:51 h
Moscow (Russia)04:13 am08:38 pm16:25 h
Shanghai (China)04:56 am06:44 pm13:48 h
Helsinki (Finland)04:35 am09:57 pm17:22 h

Countries with DSTAll Countries with DSTA summary of all countries which currently observe Daylight Saving Time with further info on introductions and upcoming changes.
Canada: ClimateClimate and temperature development in CanadaA climate analysis for Canada incl. temperatures, humidity, rain days per month, hours of sunshine, Rainfalls
Norway: EnergyEnergy consumption in NorwayEnergy balance and production capacities in Norway including comparison with the USA