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.
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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 ViewAverage High TemperatureAverage Low TemperatureAverage RainfallHumidity (AM)Humidity (PM)Average SunshineJanuary615688802February714687733March1243585635April1664282546May20105783557June23135483588July25155983578August24146487617September21125590656October1685091714November1055191792December725090822