Paris Weather April Averages, France
What's the Weather like in Paris in April
Across this month, the average temperature for the capital rises from 9°C on April 1st up to 12.5°C by April 30th, compared to May, which has an average temperature of around 12.5°C-16°C over the course of the month.
Daily highs tend to range from 13°C to 17°C throughout April, only exceeding 23°C or falling below 8°C one day out of every ten. Daily low temperatures fluctuate between 5°C and 8°C, almost never dropping below 1°C or rising above 12°C.
The highest temperature which has ever been recorded in Paris in April during recent times is 28°C, with the lowest temperature ever recorded for this month being -3°C. Look at these temperatures alongside the average for the month 10.5°C and it's clear that they're the extremes and aren't what you should be prepared for during your holiday.
Paris is subject to an average of 25mm of rainfall spread across 14 days each month, so there is a good chance you'll get at least some type of precipitation during your visit. Be prepared for the weather to take a turn for the worst and pack an umbrella and some waterproof clothing. Moderate rain is the most likely type of precipitation and usually occurs around April 9th.
Thunderstorms are the second most common type of rainfall which tends to happen around April 30th, followed by light rain whilst mostly occurs around April 18th. The likelihood of rainfall stays relatively constant throughout the month, only dropping very slightly from 54% on April 1st to 53% on April 30th.
On average, snow falls in Paris on one day each April, with April 1st being when the chance of snowfall is at its highest. Snow lying on the ground and accumulating is almost unheard of at this time of year. Despite the rainfall and chance of snow, Paris is affected by foggy conditions on less than one day each April.
Average Sea Temperature
The average sea temperature for the closest coastal location to Paris is 9°C in April, which is higher than any of the previous months, although still too cold to go swimming.
Throughout the month, the average daily humidity is 69%, made up of highs of 92% and lows of 49%.
Average Sunshine Hours
Paris enjoys an average of nine hours of sunshine each day throughout April, a figure which varies greatly according to the cloud density. Throughout the month, the sunshine and daylight hours both increase, with the length of the day rising by one hour and 39 minutes between April 1st and April 30th.
During April, wind speeds tend to vary between 1 m/s and 7 m/s, rarely exceeding 11 m/s. The highest average wind speed of 5 m/s happens around April 1st, with the lowest average wind speed of 4 m/s usually occurring around April 29th.
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Paris Hotels in April
Le Fabe Hotel
The three-star Le Fabe Hotel is a brand new hotel, known for its contemporary design and bright, artsy decor. It's located within Montparnasse, close to Saint Germain des Pres, where you'll find loads of bars, restaurants, theatres and entertainment venues.
Accommodation comes in the form of three room types cosy, charm and pleasure each of which features a flat-screen TV, free WiFi access, minibar, private bathroom with hairdryer and soundproofing. Some rooms also come with a coffee machine.
Onsite services and facilities include free WiFi access throughout, breakfast room which hosts a continental breakfast buffet, bar, sauna and private paid parking nearby. The Pernety Metro Station is only 280m away.
La Manufacture is a 19th century three-star boutique hotel set on the Left Bank of the 13th arrondissement, just a short distance from the Latin Quarter, which provides shops, bars, restaurants and tourist attractions. The hotel is decorated in a modern style, with Alberto Conti paintings and Philippe Hurel furniture.
Guests can choose between 57 standard double, standard single, standard double plus, comfort double, superior double and connecting double rooms, each of which features flat-screen TV, free WiFi access, private bathroom with hairdryer and balcony.
Within the hotel you'll find free WiFi access throughout, option to have continental breakfast served in your room or the breakfast room and one onsite bar. Note that no parking is available.
Hotel Champerret Heliopolis
For a more budget-friendly option, consider Hotel Champerret Heliopolis. Situated just a short distance away from the Espace Champerret Exhibition Centre, Champs-Elysees, La Défense and the Eiffel Tower, this three-star hotel provides guests with single, double, twin and triple rooms.
Each guestroom comes with free WiFi access, flat-screen satellite TV and private bathroom with hairdryer. Onsite services and facilities are limited to luggage storage, free WiFi access throughout and paid public parking nearby, but this is reflected in the cheap room rates.
Hotel Jardins d'Eiffel
Hotel Jardins d'Eiffel boasts one of the most prestigious locations in the whole of Paris just a stone's throw away from the Eiffel Tower. Here you'll find 81 warmly-decorated standard and privileged rooms. Each guestroom includes free WiFi access, international TV and private bathroom with bath or shower and hairdryer.
Privileged rooms also boast a courtesy tray, bathrobes and some come with full or partial views of the Eiffel Tower. Within the hotel you'll find a garden and terrace, continental breakfast buffet served in your room or the breakfast room and free newspapers in the lobby. Small pets such as cats and dogs are allowed.
Bars and Restaurants
Make a visit to Bistrot Victoires for no-nonsense French grub in vintage-style surroundings. Situated right round the corner from Le Palais Royal, this classic Parisian eatery is perennially popular among locals and serves classics such as steak-frites and a variety of other dishes. Bistros of this kind are becomingly increasingly hard to find in the French capital, so expect it to be busy - you'll understand why when you visit!
La Maree Jeanne
Seafood comprises a large component of French cuisine and La Maree Jeanne brings the finest catches of the Breton coast to the heart of Paris. Located in Les Halles, the restaurant serves a mouth-watering variety of fresh fish dishes in a number of styles, from oysters, to langoustine tart and crab mousse. There's also an excellently matched selection of wines on offer to wash down your meal with.
For something a bit simpler, head to the Creperie Broceliande. As the name suggests, this eatery offers a plethora of crepes and is a huge hit with Parisians and tourists alike. If you don't have much of a sweet tooth, you needn't worry, as there's a variety of savoury additions on the menu. This is the place to go if you're after a light lunch or afternoon snack, in a characteristically Parisian setting.
Bar Le Perchoir
The iconic Paris skyline makes the city the ideal place for rooftop drinks and there are countless bars commanding views over the town at dusk.
The warmer weather at this time of year, combined with the longer evenings, make this a great time to get outdoors again and take in the vistas over an evening drink, and Bar Le Perchoir is the ideal place to do this. This wildly popular bar allows 350-degree views over the surrounding area and stocks beers and wines from all corners of the globe.
If the weather isn't up to much, then visit the characterful Requin Chagrin in the Latin Quarter of the city. This is a quintessential Parisian bar which oozes charm, and it's always busy, thanks to a combination of wallet-friendly drinks prices, a sturdy selection of beers and generous opening times.
Things to do in Paris in April
The weather can be quite mild and dry in April, so make the most of it by visiting as many outdoor attractions as you can. The River Seine flows right through the heart of Paris and provides the ideal place to enjoy a romantic spring stroll or bike ride.
If you're looking for a fantastic photo opportunity, make sure you stand on one of the bridges and take a photo facing downriver. To make your visit to the River Seine really memorable, sign up for one of the many boat trips or cruises which sail up and down the river.
Arc de Triomphe
Situated in the Place de l'toile, the Arc de Triomphe is one of Paris' most famous monuments. A link between the old and new Paris, this symbol of the French nation is one of the most photographed structures in the country, so make sure you take your camera with you and snap a few photos whilst you're there.
The Arc de Triomphe honours those who fought and consequently died during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Walls and is decorated with carvings of their names intertwined with intricate artwork and sculptures. Whilst the view from the ground is spectacular, it's even better if you climb the 400 steps to the top, from where you can enjoy panoramic vistas which stretch across the city for miles.
Paris is full of beautiful parks and Luxembourg Gardens is one of the best. Tucked in between Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter, this attraction was constructed in 1612 and covers 25 hectares of land which is spit into French and English gardens.
Some of the highlights of the gardens include a geometric forest, pond, apple orchard, apiary, orchid greenhouse, statues and the Medici fountain. There is always something exciting going on here, with puppet shows, children's rides and slides, giant chess sets, tennis courts and remote control boats hosted regularly throughout spring.
Musee de la Musique
If you'd like to visit a museum during your holiday in Paris, consider checking out the Musee de la Musique. This innovative music museum is home to a concert hall, a restored collection of instruments and interactive computers, as well as scale models of opera houses and concert halls.
One of the best ways to experience the museum is by signing up for the audio tour which is available in several languages. As well as providing you with oodles of information about each exhibition, the audio tours play the appropriate instrument as you approach each display, providing a fun way to learn.
Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation
The Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation Deportation Memorial is another attraction definitely worth visiting during your stay in Paris. Erected in 1962, this memorial is dedicated to the victims of the deportation and remembers the 160,000 residents of France including 76,000 Jews, 11,000 of whom were children who were deported to Nazi concentration camps where they were killed in World War II.
A must-visit for history buffs, the Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation is a striking reminder of everything the people of Paris went through during the war.