Paris Weather November Averages, France
What's The Weather Like in Paris in November?
November is a quiet, cool month to visit Paris. The crowds are smaller than in summer and you'll find it's a more reasonable month to buy flights and accommodation. With just two hours of sunshine a day, this gives you the perfect reason to enjoy this romantic city's famous nightlife.
Is Paris Cold In November?
The average daily temperature in November is 7°C with highs of 11°C and lows of 6°C
How Much Rain Does Paris Get In November?
Throughout November, Paris is subject to an average of 22mm of rain. This falls over 15 days, making it highly likely that you'll experience a shower or two.
Does It Snow In November In Paris?
There is a small chance that you'll experience some snow if you visit Paris in October. November 30 is when the probability of snowfall is at its highest when it occurs in 5% of days.
Sea Swimming Temperature
In November, the average sea temperature for Paris' closest coastal location is 13°C. This is far too cold to go swimming, so perhaps explore the city's indoor pools if you're determined to go for a dip.
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Paris Hotels in November
Palm Opera Hotel
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.
Hotel Longchamp Elysees
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
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.
Hotel Peyris Opera
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.
Le Baron Rouge
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.
Le Maey Celeste
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
Musee des Arts et Metiers
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.
Musee de l'Orangerie
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.