Paris, France: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Paris, France? If you're planning to go to Paris, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Paris, France

Based on the climate and weather in Paris, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Paris, France

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Paris, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear away. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Travel insurance

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  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly choice.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Paris, France by month

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January

If you visit Paris during January, you will probably notice that it is brisk and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time and snow once in a while.

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February

February in this region can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows sometimes.

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March

March in Paris can be brisk and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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April

In April, Paris is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) and occasionally jump into the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Paris, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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May

In May, Paris is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 10s C) and about half of the time jump into the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Paris, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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June

June here is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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July

July in Paris is warm and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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August

August is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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September

September for Paris is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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October

In October, Paris is crisp and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) and once in a while jump into the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Paris, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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November

November in Paris can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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December

If you go to Paris in December, you will notice that it is brisk and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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Activities for Paris, France

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Paris.

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