The Seasons in French – With Prepositions & Example Sentences

les quatre saisons en français

On this page you will learn the French seasons of the year. All four seasons are masculine take the preposition en, with the exception of le printemps (spring), which takes au. The following table offers the names of the seasons as well as their respective dates.

SPRINGau printemps
in the springtime
c'est le printemps
it's springtime
du 21 mars au 20 juin
from March 21 through June 20
SUMMERen été
in/during the summer
c'est l'été (m)
it's the summer
du 21 juin au 20 septembre
from June 21 through Sept. 21
AUTUMNen automne
in/during the fall
c'est l'automne (m)
it's fall/autumn
du september 21 au 20 décembre
from Septembre 21 through Dec. 20
WINTERen hiver
in/during the winter
c'est l'hiver (m)
it's winter
du 21 décembre au 20 mars
from Dec. 21 through March 20

sample sentences

expressions with seasons

  • l’été de la Saint-Martin – Indian summer
  • passaer à l’heure d’été – to switch to summer time
  • été comme hiver – all year round
  • être habillé pour l’hiver – to be given an earful, a roasting
  • habiller qqn pour l’hiver – to criticize somebody
  • passer à l’heure d’hiver – to switch to winter time
  • collection automne hiver – fall/winter collection (fashion)
  • le ménage (or nettoyage) de printemps – spring cleaning
  • une hirondelle ne fait pas le printemps – One swallow does not make a summer (proverb)

les saisons de l’année – video lesson

Video source: Learn French with Elsa

Speed up your learning with an app

Many of our students have greatly enhanced their learning by using an app. On these pages we've examined the top-30 apps for learning French. On this pages we've written comprehensive reviews for Pimsleur (great for people struggling with pronunciation), Rosetta Stone and FrenchPod101 (both great for visual learners).

Related lessons:
More resources:

If you've found this post useful you might want to considering looking at our post covering the best apps for learning French. We've looked a total 33 apps and have written comprehensive reviews of Rosetta Stone, Pimsleur and FrenchPod101.

Sign Up For A FREE Trial French Lesson On Skype And Get Instant Access To My French Pronunciation Crash Course.

Get the French Pronunciation Crash Course!