Paris: April Weather AveragesDaily averages for April
|Sunshine Hours||9 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||12 %|
|Rainfall days||14 days|
|Chance of Rain||47 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||36 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||33 %|
|Chance of Fog Day||6%|
|Chance of Snow Day||1%|
Daily averages for April
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Averages for Paris in April
With the spring season underway, the weather in Paris, France continues to get better in April, when the city enjoys warmer temperatures and a lower probability of rainfall each day. Across this month, the average temperature for the capital rises from 9°C on April 1st up to 12.5°C by April 30th. Daily highs tend to range from 13°C to 17°C throughout April, only exceeding 23°C or falling below 8°C one day out of every ten. Daily low temperatures fluctuate between 5°C and 8°C, almost never dropping below 1°C or rising above 12°C.
The highest temperature which has ever been recorded in Paris in April during recent times is 28°C, with the lowest temperature ever recorded for this month being -3°C. Look at these temperatures alongside the average for the month – 10.5°C – and it’s clear that they’re the extremes and aren’t what you should be prepared for during your holiday.
Paris is subject to an average of 25mm of rainfall spread across 14 days each month, so there is a good chance you’ll get at least some type of precipitation during your visit. Be prepared for the weather to take a turn for the worst and pack an umbrella and some waterproof clothing. Moderate rain is the most likely type of precipitation and usually occurs around April 9th. Thunderstorms are the second most common type of rainfall which tends to happen around April 30th, followed by light rain whilst mostly occurs around April 18th. The likelihood of rainfall stays relatively constant throughout the month, only dropping very slightly from 54% on April 1st to 53% on April 30th.
On average, snow falls in Paris on one day each April, with April 1st being when the chance of snowfall is at its highest. Snow lying on the ground and accumulating is almost unheard of at this time of year. Despite the rainfall and chance of snow, Paris is affected by foggy conditions on less than one day each April.
The average sea temperature for the closest coastal location to Paris is 9°C in April, which is higher than any of the previous months, although still too cold to go swimming. Throughout the month, the average daily humidity is 69%, made up of highs of 92% and lows of 49%.
Paris enjoys an average of nine hours of sunshine each day throughout April, a figure which varies greatly according to the cloud density. Throughout the month, the sunshine and daylight hours both increase, with the length of the day rising by one hour and 39 minutes between April 1st and April 30th.
During April, wind speeds tend to vary between 1 m/s and 7 m/s, rarely exceeding 11 m/s. The highest average wind speed of 5 m/s happens around April 1st, with the lowest average wind speed of 4 m/s usually occurring around April 29th.
Gargoyle in Paris, France via Moyan
Where to stay
The three-star Le Fabe Hotel is a brand new hotel, known for its contemporary design and bright, artsy decor. It's located within Montparnasse, close to Saint Germain des Pres, where you'll find loads of bars, restaurants, theatres and entertainment venues. Accommodation comes in the form of three room types – cosy, charme and pleasure – each of which features a flat-screen TV, free WiFi access, minibar, private bathroom with hairdryer and soundproofing. Some rooms also come with a coffee machine. Onsite services and facilities include free WiFi access throughout, breakfast room which hosts a continental breakfast buffet, bar, sauna and private paid parking nearby. The Pernety Metro Station is only 280m away.
La Manufacture is a 19th century three-star boutique hotel set on the Left Bank of the 13th arrondissement, just a short distance from the Latin Quarter, which provides shops, bars, restaurants and tourist attractions. The hotel is decorated in a modern style, with Alberto Conti pantings and Philippe Hurel furniture. Guests can choose between 57 standard double, standard single, standard double plus, comfort double, superior double and connecting double rooms, each of which features flat-screen TV, free WiFi access, private bathroom with hairdryer and balcony.Within the hotel you'll find free WiFi access throughout, option to have continental breakfast served in your room or the breakfast room and one onsite bar. Note that no parking is available.
Set in a quiet part of the 9th arrondissement, Hotel Arvor Saint Georges is located just a few steps away from a metro station, providing you with quick and easy access to anywhere in the city. This modern hotel provides accommodation in the form of 24 standard and superior twin and double rooms, as well as six suites. Each guestroom features contemporary designer furniture, brightly-coloured decor, original photographs, complimentary mineral water and chocolates, WiFi access, flat-screen TV and private bathroom with bath and hairdryer. Most rooms also offer views over the rooftops of Paris. Onsite services and facilities include outdoor terrace and patio, library, bar and breakfast served in your room. Note that no parking is available.
For a more budget-friendly option, consider Hotel Champerret Heliopolis. Situated just a short distance away from the Espace Champerret Exhibition Centre, Champs-Elysees, La Défense and the Eiffel Tower, this three-star hotel provides guests with single, double, twin and triple rooms. Each guestroom comes with free WiFi access, flat-screen satellite TV and private bathroom with hairdryer. Onsite services and facilities are limited to luggage storage, free WiFi access throughout and paid public parking nearby, but this is reflected in the cheap room rates.
Hotel Jardins d’Eiffel boasts one of the most prestigious locations in the whole of Paris – just a stone’s throw away from the Eiffel Tower. Here you'll find 81 warmly-decorated standard and privileged rooms. Each guestroom includes free WiFi access, international TV and private bathroom with bath or shower and hairdryer. Privileged rooms also boast a courtesy tray, bathrobes and some come with full or partial views of the Eiffel Tower. Within the hotel you'll find a garden and terrace, continental breakfast buffet served in your room or the breakfast room and free newspapers in the lobby. Small pets – such as cats and dogs – are allowed.
Couple outside the Louvre in Paris, France via Pug Girl
Things to do
The weather can be quite mild and dry in April, so make the most of it by visiting as many outdoor attractions as you can. The River Seine flows right through the heart of Paris and provides the ideal place to enjoy a romantic spring stroll or bike ride. If you’re looking for a fantastic photo opportunity, make sure you stand on one of the bridges and take a photo facing downriver. To make your visit to the River Seine really memorable, sign up for one of the many boat trips or cruises which sail up and down the river.
Situated in the Place de l’Étoile, the Arc de Triomphe is one of Paris’ most famous monuments. A link between the old and new Paris, this symbol of the French nation is one of the most photographed structures in the country, so make sure you take your camera with you and snap a few photos whilst you’re there. The Arc de Triomphe honours those who fought and consequently died during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Walls and is decorated with carvings of their names intertwined with intricate artwork and sculptures. Whilst the view from the ground is spectacular, it’s even better if you climb the 400 steps to the top, from where you can enjoy panoramic vistas which stretch across the city for miles.
Paris is full of beautiful parks and Luxembourg Gardens is one of the best. Tucked in between Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter, this attraction was constructed in 1612 and covers 25 hectares of land which is spit into French and English gardens. Some of the highlights of the gardens include a geometric forest, pond, apple orchard, apiary, orchid greenhouse, statues and the Medici fountain. There is always something exciting going on here, with puppet shows, children’s rides and slides, giant chess sets, tennis courts and remote control boats hosted regularly throughout spring.
If you’d like to visit a museum during your holiday in Paris, consider checking out the Musee de la Musique. This innovative music museum is home to a concert hall, a restored collection of instruments and interactive computers, as well as scale models of opera houses and concert halls. One of the best ways to experience the museum is by signing up for the audio tour which is available in several languages. As well as providing you with oodles of information about each exhibition, the audio tours play the appropriate instrument as you approach each display, providing a fun way to learn.
The Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation – Deportation Memorial – is another attraction definitely worth visiting during your stay in Paris. Erected in 1962, this memorial is dedicated to the victims of the deportation and remembers the 160,000 residents of France – including 76,000 Jews, 11,000 of whom were children – who were deported to Nazi concentration camps where they were killed in World War II. A must-visit for history buffs, the Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation is a striking reminder of everything the people of Paris went through during the war.
Boat trip along the River Seine in Paris, France via Joe
April events in Paris
3rd April 2015 to 5th April 2015
Throughout Easter, the Cathedral Notre Dame holds special services, the most popular of which take place on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. On these days, the first masses take place at 8:30am, followed by the ringing of the bourdon Emmanuel, Easter laudes, Messe de la RÃ©surrection and Easter vespers before final masses at 6:30pm.
Dimanches au Galop
26th April 2015
The Dimanches au Galop take place at the Longchamp Racecourse on Route des Tribunes in the Bois de Boulogne every Sunday in April and May. Six races take place each Sunday alongside various shows, celebrity guests, live performances, pony clubs and show riding. You'll also find educational chats to attend, riding lessons for children and horse interaction opportunities.
12th April 2015
The Paris Marathon takes in some of the biggest and best landmarks of the city, including the Place de la Bastille and Place de la Concorde. The race starts off at the Champs-ElysÃ©es and ends at Foch Avenue. Hundreds of runners from around the globe visit Paris to take part in the marathon, with even more making the journey just to watch.
Foire de Paris
29th April 2015 to 10th May 2015
The Foire de Paris is the biggest home, leisure and world culture fair in Paris. Held at the Paris Expo Porte de Versaille, this fair sees over 3,500 well-known brands attending each year and also features various workshops, musical performances and wine tastings.