Averages for Paris in November

What's the Weather Like in Paris in November?

Temperature

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

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  • Temperature Temperature 7°C 45°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 11°C 51°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 6°C 42°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 2 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 22 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 15 days

What's the Weather Like in Paris in November?

Temperature

November is a very cold time to visit ParisFrance, 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.

Rain

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 your 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.

Average Sea Temperature and Humidity

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%.

Average Sunshine Hours

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.

Wind

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.

Paris Hotels in November

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Bars and Restaurants

The Paris dining and bar scene for the first time traveller is extensive and the range of options can seem overwhelming for those unfamiliar with the city. Avoid falling into any tourist traps by checking out the recommended list of cafes, restaurants and bars within this section. 

Whether you're after a morning coffee and croissant or something more substantial, it's well worth stopping by Cafe Oberkampf. This diverse eatery serves up a range of delicious drinks and dishes in a friendly environment, and there are a number of healthy dining options to choose from. The "shakshuka" (eggs poached in tomato sauce with peppers and spices) is particularly recommended. 

Diners in search of a classic French brasserie should track down Brasserie Flo. Somewhat off the beaten track, this rustic restaurant brings a feel of the Alsace region to the French capital and its menu serves a mix of classically Gallic and German-inspired dishes. This makes the ideal place to warm up away from the winter's harsh elements; in addition to the food, there's also a pleasing selection of artisanal beers on offer. 

If you're looking for a respite from the typically French dining options available in the city, then why not try El Gringo? This friendly Tex-Mex is only a short walk from the Chateau de Vincennes and is renowned for its meaty steaks, not to mention its tasty tapas selection and cocktails. Bear in mind that the portions are very generous, so you'll get your money's worth when you dine here. 

Wine lovers won't want to pass Le Baron Rouge by during their trip to Paris. Situated next to the Aligre Market, this unpretentious establishment serves robust red wines alongside an appetising selection of cured meats and French cheeses. This is the place to go to if you're looking for an authentic-yet-refined Parisian drinking experience which remains unchanged in the face of gentrification. 

Paris is buzzing with new concept bars, and Le Mary Celeste is one of the city's latest offerings in this field. Located in the Marais district, the bar serves a tasty array of oysters in addition to its list of beers, cocktails and fine wines. DJs are in regular residence and there's a comfortable but upbeat atmosphere which makes it a brilliant place to unwind after a long day of hitting the pavements sightseeing. 

Things to do in Paris in November

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 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.

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