Averages for Paris in October

Weather overview

October is a very cool time of year to visit Paris, France, when the weather can be cold and wet. At this time of year, the average temperature starts off at 14°C on October 1st and drops down to 9.5°C by October 31st. Daily lows range from 6°C to 10°C, exceeding 14°C or falling below 2°C only one day out of every ten. Daily highs follow a similar pattern and fall from 18°C to 13°C over the cours...

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Averages for Paris in October

  Temperature 12°C

54°F

Low Temperature 10°C

49°F

  High Temperature 16°C

61°F

  Sunshine Hours 6 hrs
  Chance of Sunny Day 8 %
  Rainfall 25mm
  Rainfall days 13 days
  Chance of Rain 47 %
  Chance of Cloudy Day 46 %
Chance of Windy Day 31 %
Daily averages for October

Daily averages for October

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Averages for Paris in October

Weather overview

October is a very cool time of year to visit Paris, France, when the weather can be cold and wet. At this time of year, the average temperature starts off at 14°C on October 1st and drops down to 9.5°C by October 31st. Daily lows range from 6°C to 10°C, exceeding 14°C or falling below 2°C only one day out of every ten. Daily highs follow a similar pattern and fall from 18°C to 13°C over the course of the month, almost never rising above 23°C or dropping below 9°C.

The highest temperature which has ever been recorded in Paris in October in recent times is 29°C. On the other hand, the lowest temperature ever recorded during this month in the city is -3°C. When you look at these temperatures alongside the average for the month – 12°C – it’s easy to see that they’re the extremes and aren’t what you should be prepared for during your holiday.

With an average of 25mm of rainfall divided amongst 13 days throughout the month, there’s a very good chance you’ll experience a shower or two, so be prepared and bring an umbrella with you. Moderate rain is the most common type of rain you’ll experience if you visit Paris in October and around October 30th is when it’s most likely to occur. Light rain is the second most likely type of precipitation you’ll experience and tends to happen around October 23rd.

The probability of rainfall gradually increases as the month progresses, starting off at 49% on October 1st and rising up to 56% by October 31st. As you’d expect for an autumn month, October is affected by foggy conditions on an average of three days. On the plus side, snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall during this month.

The average sea temperature for the closest coastal location to Paris in October is 16°C. Although some swimmers may be able to handle it, this temperature is generally considered to be too cold to enjoy a dip. If you’re determined to go swimming, you’re best off sticking to indoor swimming pools. The average daily humidity for Paris in October is 79%, made up by lows of 59% and highs of 97%.

Throughout the month, Paris enjoys an average of six hours of sunshine each day – that’s two hours less each day than in September. Across October, the sunshine and daylight hours both rapidly decrease, with the day shortening by one hour and 43 minutes between October 1st and October 31st.

The wind speeds fluctuate greatly over the course of a typical October, usually falling between 1 m/s and 6 m/s. The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s usually occurs around October 30th, when the highest average daily maximum wind speed is 6 m/s. On the other hand, the lowest average wind speed of 4 m/s tends to happen around October 1st, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 6 m/s.

Skyline at sunset in Paris, France

Skyline at sunset in Paris, France via James

Where to stay

The three-star Hotel Jardin Le Brea is situated in the heart of Montparnasse, near the Latin district and Saint Germain des Prés. This recently-renovated hotel is decorated in a modern way, with bright, warm colours and features 23 standard and superior single, double, twin and triple guestrooms. each room features flat-screen international TV, free WiFi access and private bathroom with bath and shower. Superior rooms come with the same amenities but are larger. Onsite services and facilities include continental breakfast served in the dining room or your guestroom, free WiFi access throughout, complimentary Nespresso coffee, bar which serves alcohol and soft drinks and free international newspapers. Nearby points of interest include Montparnasse Tower and Jardin du Luxembourg, 700m and 500m away, respectively.

If you’d rather stay in an apartment than a hotel room, check out Helzear Rive Gauche. This complex is made up of 14 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments suitable for one to seven adults. Each apartment is decorated in a contemporary way and comes complete with living room with flat-screen TV and iPod docking station; kitchenette with oven, microwave, hob, fridge, freezer and cooker; private bathroom and separate bedroom with queen-sized bed. Free WiFi access is available throughout and meals can be booked in advance and eaten in your apartment. Although services and facilities are limited, since the complex is comprised of self-catering apartments, cafes, bars, restaurants, shops and supermarkets are within a ten-minute walking radius.

The three-star Hotel Astoria Opera is situated in a quiet street, just a short walk from the Gare Saint Lazare with direct acess to the Champs Elysees and the Montmartre district via a ten-minute metro ride. Accommodation comes in the form of 86 single, double, twin and triple standard and superior rooms, plus apartments, each of which features satellite TV, free WiFi access, heating and private bathroom with bath and shower. Superior rooms come with the same facilities but are slightly larger, whereas the apartments are significantly larger and can sleep up to four guests. Within the hotel you'll find free WiFi access throughout, breakfast served in the breakfast room or your guestroom, open bar and room service. Children under two years old can stay for free.

For accommodation in the Latin Quarter, consider Hotel Saint Christophe. Within easy access of Notre Dame, St Germain des Pres and Jardin des Plantes, this three-star hotel is ideally located for exploring the city. Here you'll find single, twin and double rooms, each of which comes with flat-screen TV with international channels, WiFi access and private bathroom with bath or shower (according to your preferences) hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. Onsite services and facilities include free WiFi access throughout, breakfast buffet served in the breakfast room and paid public parking nearby. Thanks to its central location, bars, supermarkets, outdoor markets and restaurants are all within a 100m radius. Children under two years old can stay here for free.

The Source Hotel is perfect for central accommodation at an affordable price, with great links to Montmartre, Sacre Coeur, outdoor markets, Moulin Rouge, Pigalle and the Stade de France, thanks to the metro station just across the road. This three-star hotel provides accommodation in the form of 34 fully-renovated and cosy single, double, triple and family rooms, each of which features flat-screen satellite TV, WiFi access, heating and private bathroom with hairdryer. Within the hotel you'll find a breakfast buffet served in the dining room, free-to-use computer with WiFi access, hot and cold drinks vending machine and lounge. There are many bars and restaurants within the local area which the reception staff are happy to make reservations for.

Night time boat ride in Paris, France

Night time boat ride in Paris, France via Moyan

Things to do

A trip to Paris isn’t complete without stopping by the Musee du Louvre, on the Right Bank in the 1st arrondissement. This gallery is one of the most famous in the world and is home to the internationally-renowned Mona Lisa portrait and world-famous Venus de Milo statue. Here you’ll find more than 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century which are divided between themed temporary and permanent exhibitions which cover more than 60,600 square metres. The best way to experience the art gallery is by signing up for one of the guided tours. But if you’re on a tight budget, you can download one of the app guides or follow the thematic visitor trails instead. After you’re finished exploring the art gallery, chill out in one of the cafes or restaurants before hitting the gift shop on your way out.  

Flight Experience gives you the opportunity to be a pilot for a day and take the controls of a simulation Boeing 737-800. This popular attractions was the first to open its doors to the public and offers an experience for all levels from absolute beginners to professional pilots. Each simulation takes place in an entry-level training device and you'll be accompanied by a fully qualified pilot in case you need assistance. There are several different itineraries to choose from, including single flights, scenic flights, city circuits, multi-city fliers and ultimate flights which you can share with up to two other friends or family members. Flight experience is open every day from 10am until 10pm.

For something more historical, how about visiting Les Catacombes? These catacombs are underground ossuaries which hold the remains of around six million civilians, earning them the title of "The World's Largest Grave". Les Catacombes has been open to the public since the late 18th century and has regularly hosted temporary exhibits ever since. In 2014, the maain exhibition was "The Sea in Paris" which allowed visitors to learn all about the geological heritage of the catacombs which began around 45 million years ago. Details about this year's main exhibition have yet to be reveleaed, so check the website closer to the time to see what will be on during your holiday. In addition to signing up for the temporary exhibition, you can also go on a catacomb discovery tour – available in English at least once each week – to find out everything there is to know about the underground cemetery.

The Musee National des Arts Asiatiques-Guimet is a fantastic place to visit if you’re looking for a break from French art and culture. This exotic museum provides you with a direct route to Asia through all sorts of artwork, ranging from Buddha figures and Samurai armour made in Japan to Indian textiles and Chinese fine art. In addition to the permanent collections, you’ll find ongoing workshops, activities and events suitable for all ages here. Highly regarded as the largest museum devoted to Asian art in Europe, the Musee National des Arts Asiatiques-Guimet is also home to a café and a bookshop where you can pick up gifts for friends and family back home.

Montmartre is one of the most popular neighbourhoods in Paris and it’s no wonder why. With winding streets to explore, plenty of tourist attractions, cafes, wine bars, restaurants and shops, there’s loads to see and do here. This section of Paris always has a very colourful atmosphere, with locals and visitors merging together in the streets, boutiques and eateries. Whilst Montmartre is very pleasant to visit during the daytime, the best time to visit is just before sunset. Grab yourself a glass of wine at one of the many bars and watch the sun set in the distance before the night sets in and the twinkling lights of Paris turn on. Some of Montmartre's highlights include Sacre Coeur, Place du Tertre, the district of Pigalle and the historic quarter of Nouvelle Athènes.

Le Louvre at night in Paris, France

Le Louvre at night in Paris, France via y.becart

October events in Paris

Culture

White Night

3rd October 2015

White Night is organised by the town council and is one of the most highly anticipated activities of the year. This cultural event is made up of music performances and street theatre which take place throughout the busiest streets of the city and along the Seine’s banks.

Website:

http://www.carnifest.com/events/france/paris/1195/white-night-in-paris-nuit-blanche-2014.aspx

food

Fetes des Vendanges de Montmartre

9th October 2015 to 13th October 2015

Fetes des Vendanges de Montmartre takes place in the 18th arrondissement and celebrates the unique vintage wine that the region produces. At this time of year you can sample the wine alongside local sausages, oysters, cheese, honey, charcuterie and other regional produce.

Website:

http://www.timeout.com/paris/en/eating-drinking/fetes-des-vendanges-de-montmartre

Art

Art Elysées & Design Elysées sur les Champs Elysées

22nd October 2015 to 26th October 2015

Art Elysées & Design Elysées along the Champs Elysées is one of the major art fairs of Europe. It takes place along the famous Champs Elysées street and features a market overflowing with masterpieces which are available to buy.

Website:

http://www.artelysees.fr/

Fiac

22nd October 2015 to 25th October 2015

Fiac is a contemporary art event which takes place at the Grand Palais and features a huge number and variety of exhibits. During this event you can admire all sorts of artwork, from sketches, paintings and photographs to sculptures, digital artwork and living pieces, as well as enjoy guided tours around the displays.

Website:

http://www.fiac.com/fr/paris

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