Averages for Paris in July

Weather overview

July is one of the best months of the year to visit Paris, France, when the weather is mostly dry, sunny and warm. The average temperature for this time of year starts off at 18.5°C on July 1st and very gradually increases until it reaches 20°C by July 30th. Daily high temperatures increase from 23°C to 25°C throughout the month, almost never exceeding 31°C or falling below 18°C. Daily low temperatures r...

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  • Temperature Temperature 20°C 69°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 25°C 77°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 16°C 60°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 8 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 22 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 11 days

Weather overview

July is one of the best months of the year to visit Paris, France, when the weather is mostly dry, sunny and warm. The average temperature for this time of year starts off at 18.5°C on July 1st and very gradually increases until it reaches 20°C by July 30th. Daily high temperatures increase from 23°C to 25°C throughout the month, almost never exceeding 31°C or falling below 18°C. Daily low temperatures range very slightly from 14°C at the beginning of the month to 15°C in the final few days, only rising above 19°C or falling below 10°C one day out of every ten.

In recent times, the highest temperature which has ever been recorded in Paris in July is 37°C. On the other hand, the lowest temperature which has ever been recorded for the month recently is 3°C. When you compare these temperatures to the average for Paris in July – 20°C – it’s easy to see that they’re the extremes and aren’t what you should expect to experience during your holiday.

Across July, Paris experiences an average of 21mm of rainfall which is divided across 11 days throughout the month. With such a high number of days being subject to at least some form of precipitation, there is a good chance that you’ll experience a shower or two during your stay. With this in mind, it’s best to be prepared and pack an umbrella.

Moderate rain is the most likely type of precipitation to occur in this month and usually falls around July 1stThunderstorms are the second most common type of precipitation and tend to happen around July 25th. The probability of rainfall slowly drops as the month progresses, decreasing from 45% on July 1st down to 42% by July 31st. As you’d expect for a summer month, Paris in July is only subject to foggy conditions on less than one day and snow is almost non-existent for this time of year. In 2013, the longest dry spell took place between July 4th and July 23rd – that’s 20 consecutive days with no rainfall at all.

The average sea temperature for Paris’ closest coastal location in July is 16°C – that’s significantly higher than any of the previous months. In spite of the increase in temperature, 16°C is generally considered too cold to go swimming, so you’re best off sticking to indoor swimming pools if you really want to take a dip. Across the month, the average daily humidity for Paris in July is 64%, created by highs of 91% and lows of 45%.

Just like the previous month, Paris enjoys an average of ten hours of sunshine each day in July. Across the month, the sunshine and daylight hours both decrease, with the day shortening by 58 minutes between July 1st and July 31st.

Throughout July, wind speeds usually fluctuate between 1 m/s and 6 m/s, very rarely exceeding 9 m/s. The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s occurs around July 1st, when the average daily maximum wind speed in 6 m/s. The lowest average wind speed of 3 m/s tends to happen around July 31st, when the average daily maximum is 6 m/s.

View from the Notre Dame terrace in Paris, France

View from the Notre Dame terrace in Paris, France via Moyan

Where to stay

Travellers interested in sightseeing in Paris should consider staying at Hotel du Prince Eugene. Centrally located within the heart of Nation, this hotel is just a short walk away from Nation's train station and Place de la Bastille, making it ideally positioned for exploring the city. Here guests can choose between 36 refined single, twin and double standard, superior, club and deluxe rooms, each of which features LED satellite TV, free WiFi access, air conditioning and private bathroom with complimentary toiletries and hairdryer. Superior, club and deluxe rooms are much larger and come with a welcome tray and luxury bathroom amenities. This recently renovated hotel is decorated in a modern baroque style and features free WiFi access throughout, breakfast served in the dining room or guestrooms and paid public parking nearby. Thanks to its central location, you'll find plenty of shops, markets, bars and restaurants in the immediate area.

The chic and modern Atelier Montparnasse is an equally well-located hotel, close to the Montparnasse train station, the Champs Elysées and the Parc des Expositions at the Porte de Versailles. At this three-star hotel, accommodation comes in the form of 36 contemporary single and double standard and superior rooms, junior suites and complete suites. Each guestroom is decorated in an understated, sophisticated way and includes free WiFi access, flat-screen international TV and private bathroom with Italian-designed shower, Pascal Morabito toiletries and hairdryer. Junior and complete suites are much larger and also offer Nespresso machine, parquet flooring and floor-to-ceiling windows. Onsite services and facilities include free WiFi access throughout, breakfast buffet served in the breakfast room, lounge bar which offers wines, spirits and liqueurs and paid parking.

For something a bit more budget-friendly, check out Hotel France Albion. This two-star hotel is situated in a fashionable Bohemian district in Paris, just a walk away from Montmartre and Opéra. Here accommodation comes in the form of 34 single, double, twin, superior and family rooms, each of which includes air conditioning, free WiFi access, LCD satellite TV and private bathroom with free toiletries, shower and hairdryer. Superior rooms also boast a welcome tray, small fridge and full-length mirror. Onsite services and facilities include free WiFi access throughout, continental breakfast served in the vaulted dining room your guestroom until midday, bar which serves soft drinks, coffee and alcohol and paid public parking nearby.

The Hotel du Theatre is a theatre-turned-hotel, situated in a quiet part of the 17th arrondissement, close to Opéra and the Champs-Elysées where you'll find a wealth of shops, cafes and restaurants. The building is of the Hausmann period and dates back to the 19th century, with 20 single, double and twin rooms decorated in a simple way with warm colours. Each guestroom features free Wifi access, flat-screen satellite TV and private bathroom with hairdryer. Onsite services and facilities include continental breakfast buffet served in the original vaulted basement, free WiFi access throughout and paid public parking nearby. Although amenities are limited, the hotel is within easy access of many tourist attractions, including the Nissim de Camondo, Jacquemart André and Cernushi museums.

The four-star Platine Hotel is set in the 15th arrondissement, making it ideally located for visiting the Eiffel Tower, Place de Trocadero and Parc des Expositions at the Porte de Versailles. Designed with a 50s pin-up style in mind, the hotel is decorated with 1950's American memorabilia and provides accommodation in the form of classic, superior and deluxe guestrooms, plus suites. Each guestroom features air conditioning, satellite TV and designer furniture, whilst suites are considerably larger and boast larger beds. Within the hotel you'll find free WiFi access throughout, breakfast served in the dining room or your guestroom and an elegant bar which opens out onto the garden. The highlight of the Platine Hotel is the spa which is made up of a Turkish steam bath, sauna, double massage room and an extensive treatment menu comprised of massages, facials and body treatments.

Inside Atelier Montparnasse in Paris, France

Inside Atelier Montparnasse in Paris, France taken by Kotomi

Things to do

With sunshine almost guaranteed every day, July is a great month to hit the park. Jardin des Tuileries is the oldest and largest park in Paris, located in between Place de la Concorde and the Louvre. Created by Catherine de Medicis in 1564 and opened to the public in 1667, today the park features statues created by Giacometti, Rodin and Maillol, several gardens dedicated to royalty, fountains, two ponds and the Musée de l'Orangerie set in the south-west section of the park, where visitors can admire the artwork of Monet. Between June and August, the Jardin des Tuileries features an amusement park with loads of rides and attractions, whilst from March to December, free tours of the park are organised, although they're only in French. 

If you want to get out and about for a bit of exploring, head on over to Le Marais. This lively neighbourhood has regained its popularity after falling into disrepair following the French Revolution and is now home to shops, boutiques and kiosks where you can window shop or pick up some gifts for friends and family back home. If you get tired of retail therapy, stop by one of the many cafes, bars and restaurants where you can savour the local French cuisine. On the other hand, if you don’t want to splash out, you can simply wander the cobbled streets, soaking up the Parisian atmosphere.

Art lovers won’t want to pass up the opportunity to visit the Centre Pompidou. Located in the 4th arrondissement, this impressive structure is comprised of exposed pipes, air ducts and primary colours which make it one of the best-known landmarks in the city. The inside of the museum is even more impressive and houses the most important modern art museum in Europe with more than 50,000 works of art from 5,000 artists, as well as a library, cinema and various performance spaces. There are plenty of child-friendly activities held here, including workshops for children aged 12 and under on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, as well as workshops for children aged 13-16.

Pere-Lachaise Cemetery is the most-visited cemetery in the world. Here you’ll find 69,000 extravagant tombs of the rich and famous, all of which are peppered throughout a 44 hectare garden. Some of the most popular graves at this site include those of Chopin, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison. If you visit, don’t forget to pick up one of the handy free guides from the conservation office which tell you where you can find all the most noteworthy graves. Although it sounds quite a grim activity, Pere-Lachaise Cemetery is a pleasure to visit on a bright and sunny July day.

Melting Pot Comedy Night is the place to go if you’re up for a laugh. The only open mic stand-up comedy show performed in English in Paris, this affordable comedy night is held at the So Gymnase Comedy Club and is a top pick when it comes to evening entertainment. Each night is hosted by Sebastian Marx who introduces a small number of international comedians who have travelled from their home town to perform in Paris.

Cafe in Paris, France

Cafe in Paris, France via Moyan

July events in Paris


Gay Pride

1st July 2017 to 2nd July 2017

The highlight of Gay Pride is the parade which attracts around 650,000 visitors and participants each year. It begins in the afternoon at Place du 18 Juin 1940 and works its way along Boulevard du Montparnasse and Boulevard St-Michel before finally crossing the Seine and ending at Place de la Bastille. Other Gay Pride celebrations are also held at various gay pubs, clubs, hotels and restaurants throughout the city.




Tour de France

1st July 2017 to 23rd July 2017

The Tour de France is a cycling race which covers all sorts of rural, coastal and mountain terrain across the country. Paris is where the race comes to an end when participants compete to be the first to cross the finish line on the Champs-Elysées.




Bastille Day

14th July 2017

Bastille Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with communal meals, dances and parties which everyone is invited to join in with. The event comes to a close with a firework display which is best watched from underneath the Eiffel Tower.



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