This is my primary objective - sunshine and warm weather. (well, it must also include sex, drugs and rock & roll, where possible)
If I was able to, I would have avoided leaving it this late in the year to exit the UK, but immovable circumstances have driven my time-lines. Now it's November and I must face whatever is between me and le soleil.
This translates into winter weather in France, whatever it gives me will be transitory only, perhaps 5 days & nights while en-route.
Whichever route I travel, it will require me to cross the mountains so que sera sera, the weather can change significantly but it's only going to affect me minimally (he said optimistically).
Not sure about what to expect should I select the Adriatic route (weather wise) but I am adopting a purely flexible approach, making decisions as required..
I'll be avoiding the route via Switzerland/Austria specifically to avoid the cold, I'm banking on a direct southerly route to Marseilles as the path of least resistance regarding the weather.
But, who knows what lies in wait ? This is a part of any adventure.