Like New York, Paris weather changes according to the season. It can be extremely hot during the middle of the summer, and it can become quite cold during the winter, dropping to 32°F – 0°C. It does not often snow in Paris - if it does, it normally lasts for about a week in the French capital.

 

Paris Afternoon Average Temperatures

paris weather

paris temperatures

 

Spring and Fall weather in Paris

In the spring, there are beautiful blossoming trees all over Paris, while orange leaves will cover the sidewalks with color in fall. The weather in the springtime and fall guarantees you a wonderful visit to Paris. During this time, the average afternoon temperature in Paris is about 64°F (18°C) to 68°F (20°C).

Paris weather in Springtime

 The seine River - ©Daniel Thierry - Paris Tourist office

Summer weather in Paris

Paris weather in summer is hotter: it can rise to 86°F (30°C), and occasionally as high as 90°F (35°C). If you don’t mind the heat, summer is a very nice season to discover Paris, as many Parisians are away on their summer break. Both the streets and public transportation will be less crowded. This is why we love being in Paris in the month of August: great weather, fewer people and a gorgeous city to stroll through on the long summer days, from dawn till dusk. Some travelers might be concerned about attractions or museums being closed in August, but don't worry; they stay open throughout the summer. 

 

Winter in Paris

Ultimately, Paris is one of those cities that is charming to visit in every season. Winter has some nice sunny, cold days where you will be happy to step out of your cozy boutique hotel, stroll around the city and stop by some cafés for a coffee or hot chocolate. On sunny days, the temperature might be as low as freezing. On rainy days, the temperature is about 50°F (10°C) in the afternoon.

If you're still not sure about when to visit France, contact us, let us know what you would like to do in Paris, and we can advise you on the best time to visit!

 

Some nice Self-Drive Tours in France including a few days in Paris

Duration
20 days
Price
US$ 5720
Region
in Burgundy, Loire Valley, Normandy & Paris

This is the best itinerary to thoroughly discover the Northern part of France: Burgundy vineyards, Loire Valley castles, Normandy WWII history . . . and ending in the most famous and beautiful capital in the world - Paris.

Wine Tasting
Heritage & History
Countryside
Duration
16 days
Price
US$ 6480
Region
in Paris, Alsace, Burgundy, Lyon & Provence

This itinerary takes you to Eastern France from North to South. After spending a few days in Paris, you will enjoy the Alsace region on the German border and then drive your way south all the way to Provence. The best itinerary to discover l'Est de la France !

Heritage & History
Countryside
Duration
26 days
Price
US$ 7120
Region
in Paris, Loire Valley & Normandy

This itinerary will take you to three of the culturally richest regions of France, at a relaxed pace and away from the beaten tracks. We recommend flying into and out of Paris for this itinerary.

Wine Tasting
Heritage & History

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Leslie
There are not enough superlatives for our experience with Emilie. Prompt correspondence and thorough questions led to the perfect vacation for my family. Her choice of hotels in Paris and Provence were exactly what I would have chosen on my own. Her tour guide recommendations were spot on. The fact that she arranged all of our transfers, train …
Matt from Australia
A "Pinch Me" Tour. Expertly organised. We just spent the most wonderful month in France on our honeymoon curated by Laura and Emilie in such a way that we felt we experienced the very essence of France. From the Loire Valley, through the Biarritz area, the Basque region and finally to Provence. The itinerary gave us so many "pinch me" moments that …
Carol
We have just returned from a road trip around France and with Emilie's help, we had one of the best trips we've ever had. We travel extensively and I normally do my own research and bookings because we don't like using formal , organised tours and we were looking for advice on self driving holidays in France. Emilie's attention to detail is …

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