Weather Averages for Paris in June
Averages for Paris in June
June is a fantastic time to visit Paris, France, when the weather is mostly warm, dry and sunny. The average temperature at this time of year rises up from 16°C on June 1st up to 18.5°C by June 30th. Daily highs tend to range from 21°C to 23°C over the course of the month, very rarely rising above 29°C or falling below 16°C. Daily low temperatures range from 11°C to 14°C throughout June, only falling below 8°C or rising above 18°C one day out of every ten.
The highest temperature ever recorded in Paris in June in recent times is 35°C, with the lowest temperature ever recorded for this month being 1°C. Take a look at these temperatures alongside the average for the month – 16°C – and it’s clear that they’re the extremes and aren’t what you should be prepared for during your holiday. The longest cold spell in 2013 took place between May 14th and June 6th – that’s 24 consecutive days which had cooler than average low temperatures.
Throughout June, Paris is subject to an average of 25mm of rainfall which is spread across 11 days throughout the month. With so many days receiving some type of precipitation, it’s highly likely you’ll experience a shower or two during your holiday, so be prepared and pack an umbrella. Moderate rain is the most common type of precipitation and tends to fall around June 1st. Thunderstorms are the second most likely type of precipitation and usually occur around June 24th. The likelihood of rainfall decreases as the month develops, falling from 50% on June 1st down to 45% by June 30th. In spite of the fair quantity of rainfall, Paris is only affected by fog on less than one day each June and snow is almost unheard of for this time of year.
At 14°C, the average sea temperature for the closest coastal location to Paris in June is much higher than any of the previous months. Despite the increase in temperature, 14°C is usually considered to be too cold to enjoy a dip, so you’re best off sticking to indoor swimming pools if you’re eager to have a swim. Throughout the month, the average daily humidity is 66%, made up of highs of 92% and lows of 50%.
Paris enjoys an average of ten hours of sunshine each day throughout June – that’s one more hour each day than in May. Throughout the month, the sunshine and daylight hours stay roughly constant, with the day increasing by only 16 minutes between June 1st and June 30th.
Over the course of June, wind speeds tend to vary from 1 m/s to 7 m/s, almost never rising above 9 m/s. The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s happens around June 13th, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 7 m/s. On the other hand, the lowest average wind speed of 4 m/s usually occurs around June 30th, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 6 m/s.
Dates for the diary
From May 31st until June 5th 2014, the Princess’ Rally takes place throughout France, starting off in Paris. This vintage car display is your last chance to admire the motors before they take off to Monaco. What really makes this vintage car rally stand out from the others is that it is organised by women, with a huge number of female vintage car owners turning out to show off their vehicles. The Princess’ Rally is on display in Paris on June 1st at Hotel Les Jardins de Beauval.
On June 21st, the French celebrate the longest day of the year with the Fete de la Musique. This festival sees a mix of amateurs and professionals join together to share their love and passion for music. You’ll find all sorts of music being played at this event, with rock music concerts usually held at the Place de la Republique, classical orchestras at the courtyard of the Palais Royal and indie bands performing at Place Denfert-Rochereau. There are also loads of groups and individual singers performing in streets and cafes throughout the city. A great event for families and couples on a budget, all the concerts are completely free to enjoy.
Fete de la Musique isn’t the only music festival in Paris in June – there are loads being held this month. Festival de St-Denis is one of the biggest ones. This event takes places in the St-Denis basilica and various other historic buildings in the neighbourhood throughout the whole month and incorporates top quality classical concerts. Some of the concerts include ‘Patrimoine et Création’ on June 3rd, ‘Envoutement et Transcendance Bach – Schoenberg’ on June 10th, ‘Brahms / Mendelssohn au Sommet’ on June 19th and ‘Une Grande Messe de Rossini’ on June 24th.
If you’re fond of fireworks, you won’t want to miss the chance to watch the incredible display on the evening of June 24th. Held in honour of St John the Baptist, this firework display takes place in the heart of the city at Ile Saint Louis and is completely free to attend, making it ideal for anyone visiting Paris on a budget. If you plan on watching the firework display, try and get a good spot at Quai Saint-Bernard – that’s the best place from which to watch it.
June 28th 2014 is one of the best days to visit Paris, when the streets and squares burst into life with Gay Pride celebrations. Without a doubt, the highlight of the event is the parade which attracts around 650,000 visitors and participants each year. This parade 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. As well as the parade, Gay Pride celebrations are also held at various gay pubs, clubs, hotels and restaurants throughout the city, so keep an eye out for posters advertising specific times and events.
La Goutte d’Ord en Fete is usually on the final weekend in June, making it June 27th-29th in 2014. Great fun for adults and children alike, this event is made up of all sorts of theatrical performances, including rock, world music, rap, circus, percussion and theatre performances. La Goutte d’Ord en Fete traditionally kicks off on the Wednesday before – June 25th in 2014 – with a children’s parade accompanied by Brazilian music, costumes and dancing. The event comes to a close on Sunday evening with a lavish ball where visitors can dance the night away until the early hours. A must-see if you’re visiting Paris on a budget, this event is completely free to attend.
Things to do
Make the most of the Paris summer sunshine by spending an afternoon or two at Parc des Buttes Chaumont. Open from 7am until 8pm every day, this park provides a peaceful haven away from the hectic city where you can enjoy an afternoon doze in the sun or enjoy a leisurely stroll. Throughout the Parc des Buttes Chaumont you’ll find loads of facilities for visitors to enjoy, including three children’s play parks, two sandboxes, rides, pony rides, three restaurants, three refreshment kiosks, toilets, WiFi hotspots and dog walking zones.
You can’t visit Paris without stopping by the Eiffel Tower. One of the most famous and iconic buildings in the whole of Europe, this structure is located on the bank of the River Seine and is easily accessible by metro, train, bus, boat, bicycle and car, as well as on foot. You can admire the Eiffel Tower from the outside and snap a myriad of photos or buy a ticket which allows you access to the second and top floors inside. Each floors feature viewing platforms which award visitors with panoramic views which stretch across the whole of the city. If you want to take your Eiffel Tower experience to the next level, book one of the guided tours or download one of the many app guides which tell you everything you could ever want to know about the structure.
If you’d like to see another emblematic attraction during your stay in Paris, consider visiting the Towers of Notre Dame Cathedral. The outside of the towers can be admired without entering the building and are decorated in a Gothic style, with flying buttresses, spires, roofs, gargoyles, chimeras and the belfry, so make sure you take your camera. Inside the towers you’ll find almost 400 steps to climb – there is no lift – which lead to the upper gallery where you can enjoy incredible views of Paris and the River Seine. If you’re under 25 years old, you can visit the Towers of Notre Dame Cathedral for free when you provide identification.
Paris is full of fascinating museums and the Musée de l’Armée is one of the best. Here you’ll find a number of permanent collections to browse which are divided into seven main spaces: the main courtyard and artillery collections; old department with old armour and weapons from 13th to 17th century; modern department from Louis XIV to Napoleon III; tomb of Napoleon I; contemporary department with the two World Wars; Charles de Gaulle Monument and the Cathedral of Saint-Louis des Invalides. One of the highlights of the museum is the treasure section which features 24 items from the late Middle Ages up until the Second World War. In addition to the many exhibitions and collections, the Musée de l’Armée also features a café, bookshop and gift shop.
A must-visit for art lovers in Paris, Palais du Luxembourg is a neo-classical building where the country’s politicians get together to discuss important matters. This stunning structure is one of the most photographed buildings in the whole of the city and you can only explore the inside if you obtain the special permit. If you don’t want to spend time and money getting the permit, you can admire the Palais du Luxembourg from the outside before exploring the rest of the Luxembourg gardens, where you can enjoy a coffee in one of the many cafes or have a go at sailing a miniature boat on the pond.
Where to stay
Couples looking for a romantic hotel for their Parisian city escape should check out Montmartre Mon Amour. Situated in the heart of the city just a short walk away from Sacré Coeur and the Place du Tertre, this hotel is ideal for taking full advantage of the Montmartre neighbourhood. Here you’ll find a number of rooms to choose from – including deluxe, superior and classic – each of which comes very well equipped with LCD TV, safe, private bathroom with hairdryer, air conditioning and double bed. Montmartre Mon Amour invites guests to make full use of the services and facilities available onsite, such as library, breakfast in your room, snack bar, free WiFi access throughout, public parking, room service, airport shuttle, 24-hour reception, newspapers, safety deposit box and multilingual staff.
When it comes to stylish cosmopolitan hotels, it doesn’t get much better than Hotel Armoni. Opened in February 2013, this new hotel is situated in the Arc de Triomphe district of Paris with many links to business districts and a variety of tourist attractions. Hotel Armoni boasts a number of amenities and services for guests to enjoy, such as honesty bar, meeting room, Apple TV service, breakfast room, free WiFi access, laundry services, wake-up calls, public parking and airport shuttle. There is a vast selection of rooms to choose from, guaranteeing something to suit all budgets, tastes and group sizes. For guests’ utmost comfort, each room comes complete with entertainment system, free WiFi access, telephone, minibar, room service, HD satellite TV, private bathroom with hairdryer and complimentary L’Occitane toiletries, and safety deposit box.
Avid shoppers who plan on spending a lot of time along the Champs Elysées should think about staying at Hotel Regence Etoile. Only a stone’s throw away from the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Congress Palace and the infamous shopping street, this hotel is one of the best located in the city. Here guests can choose between 38 single, standard twin, standard double, superior twin and superior double rooms, providing something for all budgets and styles. Each room comes complete with private bathroom with hairdryer, air conditioning, heating, double-glazing, minibar, WiFi access, safe, LCD satellite TV and telephone. Guests are encouraged to take full advantage of the facilities and services, including 24-hour reception, lift, laundry service, breakfast served in your room, bar, business services, luggage storage and public parking.
Eiffel Capitol Hotel is a recently-renovated three-star boutique hotel located just a ten minute walk away from the Eiffel Tower. Here you’ll find a vast selection of amenities and services to take advantage of, such as 24-hour reception, multilingual staff, tourist information, internet desk, free WiFi access, luggage storage, international newspapers and buffet breakfast. Eiffel Capitol Hotel offers a series of single, double and twin rooms to choose from, all of which are non-smoking. Each room features flat screen TV, telephone, WiFi access, complimentary tea and coffee, breakfast served in your room, mini bar, safe and private bathroom with hairdryer.
Families and couples looking for a hotel with a bit of character should check out Hotel Excelsior Latin. Tucked away into the Latin Quarter just a short walk away from numerous museums and historical sites, this hotel combines traditional and modern-day Paris to create a hotel packed full of identity. Guests at Hotel Excelsior Latin can choose from comfort and classic rooms, each of which sleeps between one and four guests and features air conditioning, flat screen TV, free WiFi access and large private bathroom. If you want to splash out on your holiday, you can choose to stay in one of the suites, each of which comes complete with living room, bedroom, air conditioning, two flat screen TVs, private bathroom with separate toilet, vintage furniture, top-floor location and free WiFi access. There are loads of services and facilities to enjoy onsite, including 24-hour reception, safety deposit box, internet kiosk, luggage storage, hot and cold drinks dispenser, airport shuttle service and public parking.