You are planning to visit Paris in April, you need tips about the weather in Paris in April, things to do, what to pack, how to spend a wonderful in the City of Light… Welcome
As the spring begins, you will enjoy the magnificent of Paris: Flowering trees, drinking coffee or a wine-cup in sunny terraces.
Weather in Paris in April
Average temperatures and rainfall in Paris in April
- average min temperature: 6°C / 43°F
- average max temperature : 14°C / 57°F
- average rainfall: 53 mm
- average numbers of rainy days: 14
Depending on your chance, April can be sunny but it can also be cold. It’s why we say in French: En avril, ne te découvre pas d’un fil (In April, not undress a wire).
Average temperatures reach 14°C (57°F). This month is generally rainy with many showers and many sunny periods in a day.
Visit Paris in April can be very pleasant as trees start to bloom.
There can be a big difference in temperature between the morning and the afternoon.
Concerning the type of rainfall, it’s mainly showers. So it can rain many times a day. The rain can arrive suddenly and can be heavy.
Read more about climate in Paris
What to pack, what to wear in Paris in April?
Bring with you layered clothes for cold weather, an umbrella, and waterproof shoes. You might also need sunglasses and a hat and lighter clothes if you have a sunny month. It would be useful if you have a walk on the Seine river banks.
Giverny, Fontainebleau, Provins…With springtime, many day-trips and excursions from Paris are worth a trip.
With sunny days, April is the perfect month to have a romantic dinner cruise on the Seine River.
Paris in April, special events
Paris marathon on April 14th, 2019
Schneider Electric Paris Marathon is one of the five biggest marathons in the world (New York, London, Berlin, Chicago, Paris) for both the importance of the pack, the performances and benefits & logistics in place for media coverage. 50 000 runners from a hundred nations will start at 8.30 am in the Champs Elysées avenue.
>> Read more about Paris marathon
Easter in Paris
Whether Easter is a Familial and religious celebration it can be fun to celebrate it in Paris. Of course, it could be a good occasion to taste fine chocolate in the Capital of Gastronomy at Fauchon or Hediard (21 pl de la Madelaine).
Easter Monday (April 22nd, 2019) is a public holiday in France, but many museums, monuments, and restaurants are open. Many Parisians organize their own Easter egg hunt in parks and Gardens like Monceaux park or Buttes Chaumont Park or Luxembourg Garden. Some hunts are organized freely by Parisian museums and institutions.
Religious Services on Easter Sunday, April 21st, 2019
- Notre Dame de Paris Catholic service prayers, with Gregorian chants on Easter Sunday and several Easter services are given in French on Easter Monday
- ACP – The American Church in Paris (Protestant/interdenominational) (Quai d’Orsay Paris 7th Arrondissement)
Disquaire Day 2019 – The Record Store Day in Paris
The Disquaire Day, record-stores & independent labels and music lovers Day offers every year many amazing surprises! Unpublished records, free concerts, and music for all. Appointment April 20, 2019, in Parisian record-stores. A good occasion to discover French musical creativity.
Dinner Cruise at Springtime
Spring is the perfect season to have Cruise on the Seine River. Many companies offer the possibility to enjoy a boat tour in the French capital. Read our selection of the best dinner cruises in Paris.
La Foire de Paris- Paris Fair
The famous annual exhibition and meeting for French inventors and Creator begins on April 27 and ends on May 8.
It is “LE” appointment for home decoration, leisure, wellness, world cultures, food trends. Discover all the essential tomorrow objects, marked by ‘spotters’, our team of expert researchers new trends heads. Between incomparable offers, exhibitions, workshops, performances, and concerts, let yourself go! You will hardly believe it. 3500 brands – news, curiosities, innovations – 60 concerts and shows for 13 days.
Do you will soon come to Paris? Read our guide to visit Paris in 4 or 5 days.
Art Exhibitions in Paris in April 2019
- Toutankhamon at La Villette
- Vasarely at Centre Pompidou
- Picasso and War at Invalides: from April 5th, 2019