Destination guide: Paris, France

Paris is the capital of France and one of the most famous cities in Europe.

Each year, thousands of tourists arrive in the so-called "City of Love" to visit the Eiffel Tower, the River Seine, the Moulin Rouge, the Olympic Stadium, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre Museum, the Champs Elysees and Notre Dame Cathedral, as well as many other attractions.

Paris has a bohemian, inspiring and sublime atmosphere, which is why it's normal to see artists looking for their muses, poets reciting their poetry and people reading in public. Plan your trip to Paris and discover all the charm this city has to offer.

  • Paris - Weather Overview

    The Paris basin lies midway between coastal Brittany and mountainous Alsace and is affected by both climates. The Île de France region, of which Paris is the centre, records among the lowest annual precipitation (about 640mm) in the nation, but rainfall is erratic; you’re just as likely to be caught in a heavy spring shower or an autumn downpour as in a sudden summer cloudburst. Paris’ average yearly temperature is just under 12°C (2°C in January, 19°C in July), but the mercury sometimes drops below zero in winter and can climb into the 30s in the middle of summer.

    Check the Météo France website (www.meteofrance.com, in French) for a reliable three-day forecast. The national forecast can be heard on [tel] 0 899 701 234 in French or [tel] 0 899 701 111 in one of 11 different languages. Call charges for either number are €1.35 then €0.35 per minute.

    Weather Monthly View


    Average High Temperature
    Average Low Temperature
    Average Rainfall
    Humidity (AM)
    Humidity (PM)
    Average Sunshine
    January
    6
    1
    56
    88
    80
    2
    February
    7
    1
    46
    87
    73
    3
    March
    12
    4
    35
    85
    63
    5
    April
    16
    6
    42
    82
    54
    6
    May
    20
    10
    57
    83
    55
    7
    June
    23
    13
    54
    83
    58
    8
    July
    25
    15
    59
    83
    57
    8
    August
    24
    14
    64
    87
    61
    7
    September
    21
    12
    55
    90
    65
    6
    October
    16
    8
    50
    91
    71
    4
    November
    10
    5
    51
    91
    79
    2
    December
    7
    2
    50
    90
    82
    2