Paris Weather September Averages, France
What's the Weather like in Paris in September
The weather begins to cool down in Paris, France in September, when the autumn season is just around the corner. The average temperature for this month starts off at 17.5°C on September 1st and drops down to 14.5°C by September 30th, compared to October, which has an average temprature of around 14°C dropping to 9.5°C over the course of the month.
Daily highs decrease from 22°C to 19°C across the month, almost never exceeding 27°C or falling under 14°C. Daily low temperatures follow a similar pattern and fall from 13°C to 10°C, going under 6°C or rising above 16°C only one day out of every ten.
In recent times, the highest temperature which has ever been recorded for Paris in September is 32°C, with the lowest temperature ever recorded for this month being 2°C. When you compare these temperatures to the average for the month 16°C it's clear that they're the extremes and aren't what you should expect to experience during your holiday.
Overall, the hottest month in 2013 was September, when the average daily high temperature was 21°C. Relative to the average, the hottest day of the year was September 5th, which had a high temperature of 33°C that's 11°C higher than the average.
Paris is subject to an average of 16mm of rainfall throughout September, making it one of the driest months of the year. Despite the small amount of rain, with some type of precipitation falling on 11 days throughout the month, there is a good chance you'll experience a shower or two. It's better to be safe than sorry so make sure you pack an umbrella or waterproof coat before you travel.
Moderate rain is the most common type of rainfall for the month and tends to occur around September 30th. This is followed by thunderstorms which are most likely around September 1st and light rain which is generally expected around September 29th.
The probability of rainfall increases slightly as the month progresses, with the likelihood of rainfall rising from 43% on September 1st up to 49% by September 30th. Even though autumn is starting to set in during September, this month is only affected by foggy conditions on less than one day and snow is practically unheard of.
Average Sea Temperature
The average sea temperature for Paris' closest coastal location in September is 17°C that's slightly cooler than in August. This temperature is considered to be cool by most people, but hardy swimmers should be able to enjoy a dip without feeling too chilly.
The average daily humidity for September is around 71%, created by highs of up to 96% and lows down to 49%. In 2013, the least humid month of the year was September which had an average daily low humidity of 57%.
Average Sunshine Hours
Across September, Paris enjoys an average of eight hours of sunshine each day, providing you with ample opportunities to get outside and explore. Throughout the month, the sunshine and daylight hours both decrease, with the length of the day shortening by one hour and 43 minutes between September 1st and September 30th.
Throughout the month, wind speeds tend to fluctuate between 1 m/s and 6 m/s, very rarely going over 9 m/s. The lowest average wind speed of 3 m/s usually happens around September 25th, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 6 m/s.
On the other hand, the highest average wind speed of 4 m/s often occurs around September 4th, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 6 m/s. In 2013, the least windy month of the year was September, which had an average wind speed of 3 m/s.
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Paris Hotels in September
Le Relais Montmartre
Within easy walking distance of the Moulin Rouge, Butte Montmartre, Sacré Coeur and the Place du Tertre, Le Relais Montmartre is an ideal base from which to explore. Here you'll find 26 harmoniously decorated rooms divided between classic, comfort and superior categories.
Each guestroom features free WiFi access, LCD TV, air conditioning and private bathroom with shower and hairdryer. Superior rooms are significantly larger and come with bathroom with shower and bath.
Onsite services and facilities include breakfast buffet served in the dining room, terrace or your guestroom, free WiFi access throughout and public parking. Small pets are also allowed here.
Hotel du Printemps
For something a bit more affordable, check out the Hotel du Printemps. This two-star boutique hotel provides budget accommodation just a short walk away from Place de la Nation in a typically Parisian district, close to several cafes, shops, restaurants and outdoor markets.
Here guests can choose between single, standard double/twin, superior double/twin and triple rooms, each of which features flat-screen TV, air conditioning, free WiFi access and private bathroom with hairdryer.
Onsite services and facilities include free WiFi access throughout, library, breakfast buffet served in the dining room, bar-lounge which opens out onto a terrace and paid public parking nearby.
Acacias Etoile Hotel
For a shopping-based holiday in Paris, consider staying at the Acacias Etoile Hotel. Located in one of the liveliest districts of the city, only steps away from the Champs Elysees, this three-star hotel provides accommodation in the shape of singles, standard doubles and club doubles.
Each guestroom features flat-screen satellite TV, air conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, free WiFi access and private bathroom with hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. Club rooms are larger and come with courtyard views and bathrooms with both showers and baths.
Within the hotel you'll find continental breakfast served in the dining room or your guestroom, bar, garden and public parking nearby. Children under 12 years old enjoy breakfast for free when staying with adults.
Best Western Hotel Faubourg Saint-Martin
The three-star Best Western Hotel Faubourg Saint-Martin is found in the heart of pedestrian Paris, close to the Gare de l'Est, Gare du Nord, Passage Brady and Porte de Saint Martin. This hotel offers a home-away-from-home experience and provides accommodation in the form of comfort, executive, prestige and family rooms.
Each guestroom features air conditioning, free WiFi access, flat-screen TV, Nespresso coffee machine and private bathroom with rain shower and complimentary toiletries.
Onsite services and amenities include free WiFi access throughout, continental breakfast buffet served in the dining room or your guestroom, 24-hour bar-lounge, room service and paid private parking nearby.
Hotel des Nations St-Germain
If you want to stay in the Latin Quarter during your holiday in Paris, take a look at the Hotel des Nations St-Germain. Found just 15 minutes away from Notre Dame, this three-star hotel features modern and brightly-coloured single, twin and double rooms.
Each guestroom features air conditioning, satellite TV, tea/coffee making facilities, free WFi access and private white-tiled bathroom with complimentary toiletries and hairdryer. Within the hotel you'll find continental breakfast buffet served in the dining room, tea and coffee available at reception, free WiFi access throughout and paid public parking nearby.
The hotel is located on one of the oldest streets in Paris and is just a two-minute walk away from the nearest metro station which you can use to access Opéra Garnier and the Louvre.
Restaurants and Bars
Blueberry Maki Bar
For those wanting to experience delectable sushi in Paris, head to Blueberry Maki Bar located close to the Saint Sulpice Metro stop. The maki and sushi dishes here are bursting with colour and flavour, and with an outstanding freshness.
This eaterie can get rather busy however, staff are always very friendly and accommodating. The tuna maki is sublime, as well as the Japanese desserts which often change but have included dishes such as black sesame parfait with chocolate and raspberry. The Mochi ice creams are always on the menu, and definitely worth a try!
Win by One
Wine by One in the Champs-Elysees area is a fabulous venue to explore the exquisite wines the city has to offer. This bar runs by a unique concept where you are given a card which you can add money to, then use this card to help yourself to the vast array of wines behind glass display cases. Opt for a sip, 100ml, 200ml or large glass. Small dishes are also available as well as cheese and charcuterie boards.
Things to do in Paris in September
Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the most famous attractions in France. This historic Catholic cathedral is located in the 4th arrondissement in Paris and is best known for its French Gothic architecture, specifically the naturalism of its sculptures and the stained glass windows. The best time to visit the landmark is on a sunny day when you can see the sun shining through the impressive stained glass windows.
The best way to make the most of your visit is by signing up for one of the many guided tours or by purchasing one of the low-cost guide books at the entrance and touring around the cathedral yourself.
St. Etienne du Mont
Another religious attraction worthy of a visit is St. Etienne du Mont. This 16th century cathedral is often quieter and less-visited than many others in Paris, which gives it a more tranquil and holy atmosphere.
Located in the 5th arrondissement, just a short walk away from the Pantheon, St Etienne du Mont boasts amazing architecture both on the outside and inside, with intricate stonework, arches, staircases, artwork and stained glass windows which are found at the far end.
Some of the highlights of the cathedral include a shrine dedicated to St Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris, the tombs of Blaise Pascal and Jean Racine and the body of Jean-Paul Marat who is buried in the cathedral's cemetery.
When it comes to souvenir shopping and gift buying, you can't beat Rue Montorgueil. This pedestrian district is best known for its cafes, pastry shops, bakeries and wine bars. Rue Montorgueil is also known for its foodie shop section, packed with chocolate shops, kitchenware stores and sweet boutiques where you can get your hands on almost anything kitchen-related you can imagine.
If you're looking to bag a bargain, you'll also find restaurant supply shops where you can get your hands on all sorts of foodie treats for the lowest prices available here.
If the September weather takes a turn for the worst, seek shelter inside the Musée Jacquemart-Andre. This attraction is set inside a mansion which was built in the 19th century and is packed with apartments and rooms where you can admire the period furniture, explore a garden overflowing with sculptures, wander around a museum full of Italian art, find some presents at the gift shop and relax in the café.
If you really want to learn all there is to know about the items on display, it's worth downloading the museum apps before you go and picking up a free audio guide when you arrive. For children aged between seven and 12, there is also a kids' activity booklet available, full of games, puzzles and pictures, to help them learn about and understand the artwork, too.
When it comes to unbeatable views, Montparnasse 56 is the very best place in Paris. This tower stretches on for 689 feet in the air and is the city's only skyscraper. Peppered amongst its 59 floors you'll find an interactive panorama, gift shop, numerous restaurants, terrace and the panoramic floor.
The most popular section is the panoramic floor which is located on the 56th floor. On this floor you can also learn about what you're looking at with the help of interactive panels, admire the permanent exhibition about the history of the building and take the various quizzes about what you can see from the lookout points.
If you're feeling brave, you can climb the stairs from the panoramic floor to the open roof-top terrace where you can enjoy unparalleled vistas which stretch on for miles across the city.
Whilst the view is wonderful during the day, the best time to visit is without a doubt after sunset, when the city bursts into life with twinkling lights and you can watch the Eiffel Tower light show.
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