When is the best time to go to Paris?

When is the best time to go to Paris? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Paris are May, June, July, August and September
  • On average, the warmest months are July and August
  • January is the coldest month of the year
  • The rainiest months are May, June and December

For full information about the climate and weather in Paris a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 40°F/45°F
February 40°F/47°F
March 45°F/56°F
April 50°F/63°F
May 56°F/67°F
June 61°F/74°F
July 65°F/79°F
August 65°F/79°F
September 59°F/72°F
October 56°F/63°F
November 47°F/54°F
December 41°F/47°F

Weather and climate in Paris

About the climate

Paris faces a degraded oceanic climate, with sunshine for only about 1500 hours per year in comparison to just over 2300 hours a year in Marseille and 2200 hours in Ajaccio. It rains literally, almost all year round with at least 110 rainy days a year, but at least the rain is usually rather slight.

Summer Climate in Paris

Summer is a beautiful time to visit Paris. From early June to late August, this French capital experiences its peak sunshine and temperature period, with a thermometer that can climb to over 35° C, the average being around 19° C. The same phenomenon is observed in other European cities such as Berlin. Rainfall is also quite important at this time of the year and is focused on a dozen days per month.

Autumn in Paris

From mid-September until the month of November, Paris faces a changing season. The summer heat gives way to the sweetness of autumn and its beautiful colors. The weather cools, the temperature drops to about 17° C, and even further down to about 6° C when the winter approaches. Rain is also on the program.

Climate in Paris During the Winter

From December to March, Paris enjoys a rather mild winter, with an average temperature of 5.4° C. This season is also characterized by high rainfall, an average of 15 days a month. Snowfall, meanwhile, lasts a total of about ten days per year. The sun is conspicuously absent from this period, with only two hours of sunshine per day.

Paris in the Spring

The end of March announces the quick arrival of spring. From April to May, the sun is creeps its way through the clouds and the average maximum temperatures range between 17 and 21° C. This is a great season to discover Paris.

Paris : Paris skyline, France

Charts: temperature and rainfall in Paris

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Paris: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours


Map of Île-de-France (Parisian region)

Paris appears on the map below with a blue icon. The other cities or locations in Île-de-France appear on the map with a black icon. Click for information about the climate.

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Legend: Paris other locations

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