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Best Times to Visit Paris

The best time to visit Paris is from June to August, when the weather is just about parfait (perfect). Average highs are in the mid 70s and there are long days of sunshine. Unfortunately, summer is also the most crowded time — and the most expensive. For a significant drop in tourism, plan a trip in the fall or spring. To save some money on your flight and hotel, pack your most stylish heavy jacket (this is Paris, after all) and visit in the winter.

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June-August

Summertime sees high average temperatures in the 70s, which makes strolling through the neighborhoods and enjoying your café en plein air (outside) an absolute joy. But keep in mind, you'll be wrestling with hordes of other tourists for your place in the sun. This is the city's high tourism season, and as such, room rates and flight prices tend to go up.

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September-November

Starting in late September, Paris' hotels make moderate rate cuts. Average temperatures can range from the 40s to the 60s, so pack accordingly.

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  • International Ready-to-Wear Fashion Shows (September)
  • Fete d'Automne (September-December)
  • Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (October)
  • Armistice Day (November)

December-February

Paris' low season sees temperatures that range from freezing to around 40 degrees. Heavy — yet chic — coats are necessary this time of year. If you dare defy the chilly weather, you can save quite a few euro on your hotel and flight.

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March-May

Along with fall, spring is Paris' other shoulder season, and these months lure travelers with slight price cuts on hotel rooms. Temperatures usually span the 40 to 60 degree range, and afternoon rains are a bit more frequent.

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