Paris Weather July Averages, France
What's the Weather like in Paris in July
July is one of the best months of the year to visit Paris, France, when the weather is mostly dry, sunny and warm. The average temperature for this time of year starts off at 18.5°C on July 1st and very gradually increases until it reaches 20°C by July 30th, compared to August, which has an average temperature of 20°C going down to 18°C towards the end of the month.
Daily high temperatures increase from 23°C to 25°C throughout the month, almost never exceeding 31°C or falling below 18°C. Daily low temperatures range very slightly from 14°C at the beginning of the month to 15°C in the final few days, only rising above 19°C or falling below 10°C one day out of every ten.
In recent times, the highest temperature which has ever been recorded in Paris in July is 37°C. On the other hand, the lowest temperature which has ever been recorded for the month recently is 3°C.
When you compare these temperatures to the average for Paris in July 20°C it's easy to see that they're the extremes and aren't what you should expect to experience during your holiday.
In July 2019 temperatures broke records and were over 40C in Paris . Notre Dame was further damaged as the mortar started drying out causing the celing blocks to collapse .
Across July, Paris experiences an average of 21mm of rainfall which is divided across 11 days throughout the month. With such a high number of days being subject to at least some form of precipitation, there is a good chance that you'll experience a shower or two during your stay. With this in mind, it's best to be prepared and pack an umbrella.
Moderate rain is the most likely type of precipitation to occur in this month and usually falls around July 1st. Thunderstorms are the second most common type of precipitation and tend to happen around July 25th.
The probability of rainfall slowly drops as the month progresses, decreasing from 45% on July 1st down to 42% by July 31st. As you'd expect for a summer month, Paris in July is only subject to foggy conditions on less than one day and snow is almost non-existent for this time of year.
In 2013, the longest dry spell took place between July 4th and July 23rd that's 20 consecutive days with no rainfall at all.
Average Sea Temperature
The average sea temperature for Paris' closest coastal location in July is 16°C that's significantly higher than any of the previous months. In spite of the increase in temperature, 16°C is generally considered too cold to go swimming, so you're best off sticking to indoor swimming pools if you really want to take a dip.
Across the month, the average daily humidity for Paris in July is 64%, created by highs of 91% and lows of 45%.
Average Sunshine Hours
Just like the previous month, Paris enjoys an average of ten hours of sunshine each day in July. Across the month, the sunshine and daylight hours both decrease, with the day shortening by 58 minutes between July 1st and July 31st.
Throughout July, wind speeds usually fluctuate between 1 m/s and 6 m/s, very rarely exceeding 9 m/s. The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s occurs around July 1st, when the average daily maximum wind speed in 6 m/s. The lowest average wind speed of 3 m/s tends to happen around July 31st, when the average daily maximum is 6 m/s.
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Paris Hotels in July
citizenM Charles de Gaulle
If you're looking for a hotel near the airport then the citizenM Charles de Gaulle is an ideal choice. With XL king size beds, exceptionally soft linen, impressive mood lighting shower and free wifi, you're guaranteed a comfortable stay.
The food and drink area canteenM is open 24/7 with superb breakfast, lunch and dinner options. The decor is very funky and eccentric, with a friendly environment where you can happily feel at home and relax.
Hotel du Prince Eugene
Travellers interested in sightseeing in Paris should consider staying at Hotel du Prince Eugene. Centrally located within the heart of Nation, this hotel is just a short walk away from Nation's train station and Place de la Bastille, making it ideally positioned for exploring the city.
Here guests can choose between 36 refined single, twin and double standard, superior, club and deluxe rooms, each of which features LED satellite TV, free WiFi access, air conditioning and private bathroom with complimentary toiletries and hairdryer. Superior, club and deluxe rooms are much larger and come with a welcome tray and luxury bathroom amenities.
This recently renovated hotel is decorated in a modern baroque style and features free WiFi access throughout, breakfast served in the dining room or guestrooms and paid public parking nearby. Thanks to its central location, you'll find plenty of shops, markets, bars and restaurants in the immediate area.
The chic and modern Atelier Montparnasse is an equally well-located hotel, close to the Montparnasse train station, the Champs Elysées and the Parc des Expositions at the Porte de Versailles. At this three-star hotel, accommodation comes in the form of 36 contemporary single and double standard and superior rooms, junior suites and complete suites.
Each guestroom is decorated in an understated, sophisticated way and includes free WiFi access, flat-screen international TV and private bathroom with Italian-designed shower, Pascal Morabito toiletries and hairdryer. Junior and complete suites are much larger and also offer Nespresso machine, parquet flooring and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Onsite services and facilities include free WiFi access throughout, breakfast buffet served in the breakfast room, lounge bar which offers wines, spirits and liqueurs and paid parking.
Hotel France Albion
For something a bit more budget-friendly, check out Hotel France Albion. This two-star hotel is situated in a fashionable Bohemian district in Paris, just a walk away from Montmartre and Opéra.
Here accommodation comes in the form of 34 single, double, twin, superior and family rooms, each of which includes air conditioning, free WiFi access, LCD satellite TV and private bathroom with free toiletries, shower and hairdryer. Superior rooms also boast a welcome tray, small fridge and full-length mirror.
Onsite services and facilities include free WiFi access throughout, continental breakfast served in the vaulted dining room your guestroom until midday, bar which serves soft drinks, coffee and alcohol and paid public parking nearby.
Hotel du Theatre
The Hotel du Theatre is a theatre-turned-hotel, situated in a quiet part of the 17th arrondissement, close to Opéra and the Champs-Elysées where you'll find a wealth of shops, cafes and restaurants. The building is of the Hausmann period and dates back to the 19th century, with 20 single, double and twin rooms decorated in a simple way with warm colours.
Each guestroom features free Wifi access, flat-screen satellite TV and private bathroom with hairdryer. Onsite services and facilities include continental breakfast buffet served in the original vaulted basement, free WiFi access throughout and paid public parking nearby.
Although amenities are limited, the hotel is within easy access of many tourist attractions, including the Nissim de Camondo, Jacquemart André and Cernushi museums.
The four-star Platine Hotel is set in the 15th arrondissement, making it ideally located for visiting the Eiffel Tower, Place de Trocadero and Parc des Expositions at the Porte de Versailles.
Designed with a 50s pin-up style in mind, the hotel is decorated with 1950's American memorabilia and provides accommodation in the form of classic, superior and deluxe guestrooms, plus suites. Each guestroom features air conditioning, satellite TV and designer furniture, whilst suites are considerably larger and boast larger beds.
Within the hotel you'll find free WiFi access throughout, breakfast served in the dining room or your guestroom and an elegant bar which opens out onto the garden. The highlight of the Platine Hotel is the spa which is made up of a Turkish steam bath, sauna, double massage room and an extensive treatment menu comprised of massages, facials and body treatments.
Restaurants and Bars
Chez Janou in the magical area of Le Marais is a superb place to experience authentic French dishes in a buzzing atmosphere where you'll find many of the locals chose to dine. The traditional dish of ratatouille served with wonderful bread and creamy butter is a perfect example of simple yet exquisite French cuisine.
For meat eaters, the divine confit duck leg is a must try. Desserts range from a floral, orange blossom and vanilla crème brûlée to the famous homemade and generously portioned chocolate mouse. Don't miss out on the extensive selection of pastis at this gem of a restaurant, over 80 types to chose from!
For a secret Parisian speakeasy stle cocktail bar, head to 52 Rue de Saintonge in Le Marais. From the outside, Candelaria appears to be a small bar style taco restaurant however, head to the back, through the unsuspecting white door and discover a magnificently concealed, dimly lit New York style cocktail bar, complete with stone walls, fur rugs and atmospheric lighting. The cocktails here are highly refined and certianly pack a punch!
Things to do in Paris in July
With sunshine almost guaranteed every day, July is a great month to hit the park. Jardin des Tuileries is the oldest and largest park in Paris, located in between Place de la Concorde and the Louvre.
Created by Catherine de Medicis in 1564 and opened to the public in 1667, today the park features statues created by Giacometti, Rodin and Maillol, several gardens dedicated to royalty, fountains, two ponds and the Musée de l'Orangerie set in the south-west section of the park, where visitors can admire the artwork of Monet.
Between June and August, the Jardin des Tuileries features an amusement park with loads of rides and attractions, whilst from March to December, free tours of the park are organised, although they're only in French.
If you want to get out and about for a bit of exploring, head on over to Le Marais. This lively neighbourhood has regained its popularity after falling into disrepair following the French Revolution and is now home to shops, boutiques and kiosks where you can window shop or pick up some gifts for friends and family back home. If you get tired of retail therapy, stop by one of the many cafes, bars and restaurants where
you can savour the local French cuisine. Also names the Jewish Quarter, enjoy the many falafel shops and kiosks around the area. On the other hand, if you don't want to splash out, you can simply wander the cobbled streets, soaking up the Parisian atmosphere.
Art lovers won't want to pass up the opportunity to visit the Centre Pompidou. Located in the 4th arrondissement, this impressive structure is comprised of exposed pipes, air ducts and primary colours which make it one of the best-known landmarks in the city.
The inside of the museum is even more impressive and houses the most important modern art museum in Europe with more than 50,000 works of art from 5,000 artists, as well as a library, cinema and various performance spaces.
There are plenty of child-friendly activities held here, including workshops for children aged 12 and under on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, as well as workshops for children aged 13-16.
Pere-Lachaise Cemetery is the most-visited cemetery in the world. Here you'll find 69,000 extravagant tombs of the rich and famous, all of which are peppered throughout a 44 hectare garden. Some of the most popular graves at this site include those of Chopin, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison.
If you visit, don't forget to pick up one of the handy free guides from the conservation office which tell you where you can find all the most noteworthy graves. Although it sounds quite a grim activity, Pere-Lachaise Cemetery is a pleasure to visit on a bright and sunny July day.
Melting Pot Comedy Night
Melting Pot Comedy Night is the place to go if you're up for a laugh. The only open mic stand-up comedy show performed in English in Paris, this affordable comedy night is held at the So Gymnase Comedy Club and is a top pick when it comes to evening entertainment. Each night is hosted by Sebastian Marx who introduces a small number of international comedians who have travelled from their home town to perform in Paris.