France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   When to Go to France
Anytime is a good time for France, right? Well, not exactly. It depends upon where you want to go and what you want to see & do.

 
 

 

The Seasons in France

As with many places, spring (April to early June) and autumn (late September to mid-November) are the best times to be in Paris, at least as far as the weather is concerned.

Summer (mid-June through mid-September) is fine, though, and winter (mid-November through March) has its pleasures as well as its problems.

There are no hard and fast rules about summer and winter, each can be mild or extreme, depending on the year and your luck.

In winter you may find the constant lack of sunshine and the occasional bitter-cold wind more disappointing than the periodic precipitation. The sun comes up late and low, and goes down early. Skies are usually grey.

High Season, Off Season

Besides weather, you must consider crowds, as Paris is perhaps the most popular city destination in the world.

The early weeks of February, March, April, June, and September are often busy months for trade expositions, art exhibits, fashion shows, and the like, and hotels will be heavily booked.

Likewise the third weeks in September, October, and November.

July and August see fewer French travelers vying for hotel rooms in Paris—the French are all away at beach resorts in Normandy, the Cote d'Azur, or Basque Country—but summer is when increased numbers of foreign tourists visit Paris.

Weather

Paris' Average Daily Temperatures & Rainfall
°Celsius & Millimeters of Rain

Jan

81

Feb

74

Mar

61

Apr
11°
69

May
14°
81

Jun
18°
89

Jul
19°
84

Aug
19°
94

Sep
16°
84

Oct
12°
76

Nov

89

Dec

79

°Fahrenheit & Inches of Rain

Jan
38°
3.2

Feb
39°
2.9

Mar
46°
2.4

Apr
51°
2.7

May
58°
3.2

Jun
64°
3.5

Jul
66°
3.3

Aug
66°
3.7

Sep
61°
3.3

Oct
53°
3.0

Nov
45°
3.5

Dec
40°
3.1


Where to Go

What to Wear

Washing & Laundry

Money & Costs

Travel Costs in Paris

Money-Saving Tips

Transport

Electricity & Adapters

Internet & Wifi

 

 

Bois de Boulogne, Paris, France

Boaters in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris.





     
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