The Best Seasons to Travel in Paris

Any time is a good time to travel in Paris, but the best time to visit Paris is from “June to August” and “September to October”. Both summer and fall have its ups and downs. From June to August the weather in Paris is just about perfect. Keep in mind though that Paris is one of the most visited city and places of best luxury hotels in the world, seeing upward of 30 million travelers yearly. So no matter what time you visit, there will always be tourists and some crowds.

June to mid-September:

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Paris is most dense with tourists during the summer months, when the weather is balmy and kids are off school. Generally expect long lines at museums and monuments, peak airline prices, and hotels to be at highest occupancy during these times. It is better to Book flights, hotel and dinner reservations well in advance.

Paris in August:

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During the last month of the summer, Paris remains heavily touristed, but most locals have fled to the coast. As such, you may note a distinct lack of local atmosphere during this period – many smaller shops and restaurants will be closed, and most of the people you’ll meet will be tourists. Expect city streets and sidewalks to be quieter, even as the crowds at museums and monuments are at peak density. Strangely, although August marks the highest of high tourist season, hotel rates and capacities tend to drop during this month due to a lack of business travelers.

November-February:

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Paris’ low season sees temperatures in the 40 and 30-degree range. It’s only during    November that travelers may get a glimpse of 50-degree days. Heavy – yet chic – coats are necessary this time of year. If you dare defy the chilly weather, you can save quite a few Euros on your hotel and flight.

Paris rarely receives snow and as far as rain goes, December is one of the rainiest months of the year. If you want to avoid precipitation, come during February, the second least rainy month in Paris. The last week of February is Paris Fashion Week, so expect Luxury hotels to be few and far between during this time.

 

 

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