Averages for Paris in November

Weather overview

November is a very cold time to visit Paris, France, when the weather tends to be wet and the temperatures low. During this month, the average temperature starts off at 9.5°C on November 1st and drops down to 5.5°C by November 30th. Daily highs decrease from around 13°C at the beginning of the month down to 8°C by the end, very rarely exceeding 17°C or falling below 3°C. Daily lows start off at 6°C a...

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Averages for Paris in November

  Temperature 7°C

45°F

Low Temperature 6°C

42°F

  High Temperature 11°C

51°F

  Sunshine Hours 3 hrs
  Chance of Sunny Day 4 %
  Rainfall 22mm
  Rainfall days 15 days
  Chance of Rain 51 %
  Chance of Cloudy Day 57 %
Chance of Windy Day 35 %
  Chance of Fog Day 23%
  Chance of Snow Day 3%
Daily averages for November

Daily averages for November

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Averages for Paris in November

Weather overview

November is a very cold time to visit Paris, France, when the weather tends to be wet and the temperatures low. During this month, the average temperature starts off at 9.5°C on November 1st and drops down to 5.5°C by November 30th. Daily highs decrease from around 13°C at the beginning of the month down to 8°C by the end, very rarely exceeding 17°C or falling below 3°C. Daily lows start off at 6°C and fall down to 3°C, only rising above 11°C or dropping below -2°C one day out of every ten.

In recent times, the highest temperature which has ever been recorded in Paris in November is 20°C, with the lowest temperature ever recorded for this month being -9°C. When you compare these temperatures to the average for the month – 7°C – it’s clear that they’re the extremes and aren’t what you should expect to experience during your holiday.

Throughout November, Paris is subject to an average of 22mm of rainfall. This precipitation is spread across 15 days throughout the month, which means it’s highly likely that you’ll experience a shower or two during you’re visit, so make sure you pack an umbrella. Moderate rain is the most expected type of rainfall for this month and usually happens around November 19th. This is followed by light rain which tends to occur around November 23rd.

The likelihood of rainfall steadily increases as the month develops, starting off at 56% on November 1st and rising up to 60% by November 30th. As you’d expect for a winter month, November is subject to foggy conditions on an average of four days. There is a small chance that you’ll experience some snowfall if you visit Paris this month. November 30th is when the probability of snowfall is at its highest, when it occurs in 5% of days.

In November, the average sea temperature for Paris’ closest coastal location is 13°C – that’s 3°C cooler than in October. As you can imagine, this temperature is far too cold to go swimming, so swap your day at the beach for an afternoon at an indoor swimming pool if you’re determined to go for a dip. The average daily humidity for Paris in November is 85%, created by highs of 97% and lows of 70%.

Across the month, Paris enjoys an average of three hours of sunshine each day – that’s half the amount of sunshine each day than in October. Throughout November, the sunshine and daylight hours both decrease significantly, with the day shortening by one hour and 17 minutes between November 1st and November 30th.

Over the course of a typical November, wind speeds fluctuate between 1 m/s and 6 m/s, rarely rising above 10 m/s. The highest wind speed of 4 m/s tends to occur around November 28th, when the highest average daily maximum wind speed is 6 m/s. The lowest average wind speed for this month is 4 m/s which usually happens around November 3rd, when the daily maximum wind speed is also 6 m/s.

View from the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

View from the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France via mK B.

Where to stay

The three-star Palm Opera Hotel features a traditional Parisian facade which houses a contrasting modern interior, decorated with bright colours and retro pop designs. Set within the Opéra district, close to the Rue des Martyres, Gare de l'Est and the Louvre, this hotel provides accommodation in the shape of single, double and twin rooms. Each guestroom features unlimited free WiFi access, iPod docking station, flat-screen TV and private bathroom with shower. Onsite services and facilities include continental breakfast buffet served in the breakast room or your guestroom, free WiFi access throughout and paid public parking nearby. Guests are also treated to a free welcome drink in the living room upon arrival. 

Situated only a few metres away from the Eiffel Tower, the Hotel Longchamp Elysees is a designer hotel set on a quiet street within easy access of the city's major attactions, such as Trocadero and the Champs Elysees. Accommodation comes in the form of single, twin, double, triple and quadruple well-appointed rooms, each of which features free WiFi access, flat-screen satellite TV and private bathroom with bath or shower and hairdryer. Within the hotel you'll find free WiFi access throughout, drink and snack vending machines, breakfast served in your guestroom or in the dining room with garden views and lounge with courtyard views. Thanks to its very central location, the immediate area is brimming with street markets, fashion boutiques, theatres and museums.

For something more affordable, take a look at Hotel Saint-Jacques. Situated in the Latin Quarter, close to Notre Dame and Ile de la Cite, this hotel boasts a 19th century ambiance, with the Toulouse-Lautrec Bar which is decorated with 18th and 19th century books which can be perused whilst sipping traditional absinthe or Cuvee Saint-Jacques Champagne. Here guests can choose between 36 single, double, twin and triple rooms spread over six floors, each of which is decorated in a classic 19th century way with warm tones, stylish furniture, chandeliers, ceiling mouldings and frescoes. Each guestroom comes with heating, satellite TV, free WiFi access and private bathroom with hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. Onsite amenities and services include continental breakfast buffet served to the sound of a playing piano, 19th century bar and paid public parking nearby.

Hotel Le Squara is another historic hotel, set inside a 19th century building in the centre of Montmartre, close to the Moulin Rouge, Sacre Coeur and the famous Cafes des Deux Moulins where "Amelie" was filmed. Here guests can choose between classic, superior and deluxe double, twin and triple guestrooms, each of which features heating, satellite TV, free WiFi access and bathroom with hairdryer and complimentary toiletires. All guestrooms also come with city views and some original architecture. Within the hotel you'll find free WiFi access throughout, continental breakfast served in the breakfast room with exposed stone walls, concierge and paid public parking nearby. The Blanche metro station is within a one-minute walk of the hotel and provides direct access to the Champs Elysees and Arc de Triomphe.

The three-star Hotel Peyris Opera is a charming hotel situated in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, close to many department stores, such as Le Printempts and the Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, as well as the Grand Rex cinema and the Folies Bergère theatre.This hotel features a traditional Parisian facade which gives way to a modern and contemporary-designed interior with bold, bright colours. Here accommodation comes in the form of single, double, twin, triple and quadruple rooms, each of which features heating, satellite TV, tea/coffee making facilities and private bathroom with hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. Onsite services and amenities include free WiFi access throughout, breakfast buffet served in the breakfast room or your guestroom, 24-hour bar-lounge, concierge and paid public parking nearby.

Night time view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

Night time view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France via Javier

Things to do

If the November weather is a bit grey and drizzly, make the most of your Paris holiday by visiting the Musee des Arts et Metiers. This museum is dedicated to industrial design and houses the collection of the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers. There are more than 80,000 objects and 15,000 drawings within the museum, only 2,500 of which are on display at any one point. The exhibitions are divided amongst several themes, including materials, scientific instruments, energy, communication, construction, transportation and mechanics. Some of the most important pieces include the original version of the Foucault pendulum, some of the very first planes, the first mechanical calculator and the original model of the Statue of Liberty. Unfortunately, all the guides and workshops are only held in French, so you’ll need to bring a phrasebook or rent an audio guide in English.

Another museum worth visiting is the Musee de l’Orangerie. This art gallery features impressionist and post-impressionist paintings in the western corner of the Tuileries Gardens, close to the Place de la Concorde. Despite its large size, the Musee de l’Orangerie only features a small number of masterpieces, many of which – such as Monet’s Nymphéas – are displayed exactly as they were intended to be. Although the museum is most famous for being home to Monet's Water Lillies mural, it also features the work of Henri Matise, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Henri Rousseau, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Chaim Soutine and Maurice Utrillo, amongst many others. If you want to take full advantage of your visit, make sure you sign up for one of the individual English guided tours, follow an audio guide or take part in a workshop.

Located in the heart of Paris, Essaion Theatre is a top pick when it comes to evening entertainment in the city. This small theatre is made up of two rooms, each of which features its own charm and evokes a different atmosphere. The Essaion Theatre’s programming is rich, creative and varied, with numerous musical concerts and theatrical performances put each evening from 6pm onwards throughout the year. The calendar for November 2015 has yet to be released, so check the website closer to the time to see what's going to be on during your holiday.

The Pantheon is one of the most important buildings in Paris, situated in the Latin Quarter of the city. Originally built as a church dedicated to St Genevieve, today the church functions as a mausoleum, housing the remains of distinguished French citizens. Constructed between 1764 and 1790, this landmark guards the bodies of numerous famous people who played an important role in the history and identity of France. You can pick up a one-hour written guide at the entrance and follow it around the historic building, sign up for a 45 minute guided tour – only available in French – or reserve a private guided tour in advance – available in English, French and Spanish.

Located in the 9th arrondissement, Passage Jouffroy is a great place to go to pick up some souvenirs of your visit or gifts for friends and family. This small street is lined by bookshops where you can snap up great deals on second-hand art books, chocolate shops with hand-made treats, toy shops with all sorts of vintage and retro products, cafes where you can enjoy a coffee and old-fashioned clothes shops where you can pick up unique items. The Passage Jouffroy is also home to a small wax museum and an old hotel.

L'Acadmie Franaise in Paris, France

L'Académie Française in Paris, France via Guillaume

November events in Paris

Art

Photo Month

1st November 2015 to 30th November 2015

Photo Month (known as Le Mois de la Photo) takes place each November in various art galleries throughout Paris. The photography event is made up of art exhibitions, lectures, galas, event launches, guided tours, workshops, presentations and discussions which take place across the month.

Website:

http://75.agendaculturel.fr/festival/mois-de-la-photo-paris-2014.html

Paris Photo Agenda

12th November 2015 to 15th November 2015

The Paris Photo Agenda takes place at the Grand Palais in Paris and boasts all sorts of sculptures, photography, paintings, drawings, fashion and collages on display. In addition to the exhibitions, the Paris Photo Agenda also features talks, award ceremonies and book signings.

Website:

http://www.parisphoto.com/

History

Armistice Day

11th November 2015

The highlight of Armistice Day is the military parade which proceeds from the Arc de Triomphe down to the Champs Elysées and is held in memory of those who were injured or killed during World War One. As well as the parade, Armistice Day includes special services which are held in churches throughout the city, the decoration of war memorials, the laying of wreaths by public figures and a general solemn atmosphere.

Website:

http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/france/armistice-day

food

Beaujolais Nouveau

19th November 2015

Beaujolais Nouveau marks the very first day that the new Beaujolais Nouveau wine will be served in restaurants and cafes throughout Paris. Whilst you’ll have the option to try the popular wine in loads of different venues, Morgans Hotel and Morgans Marquee always put on special events for the day.You’ll also be able to indulge in a three-course lunch or dinner at these venues, alongside live entertainment.

Website:

http://www.morganshotel.co.uk/events_at_morgans_beaujolais.htm

Animal Fair

Salon du Cheval

28th November 2015 to 6th December 2015

The Salon du Cheval takes place at Parc de Expositions des Paris Nord Villepinte. This nine-day event is made up of various horse-related exhibitions, jumping competitions, shows, performances and races, as well as opportunities for children and beginners to learn how to ride.

Website:

http://www.salon-cheval.com/

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