Paris in April. Weather, what to wear

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You are planning to visit Paris in April,  You need tips about weather in Paris in April, things to dowhat 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

Paris in April
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 of 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 period in a day.

Visit Paris in April can be very pleasant as trees start to bloom.

Sunny Weather in April in Paris
Sunny Weather in April in Paris

There can be a big difference of 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 sun glasses and a hat and lighter clothes if you have a sunny April 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 in April .

>>Find our selection of best hotels in Paris.

Cloudy sky in Paris in April
Cloudy sky in Paris in April

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.

Read more : Easter in Paris – best eggs hunts, chocolate shops and events

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 years many amazing surprises! Unpublished records, free concerts, and music for all. Appointment April 20, 2019 in Parisian record-stores. A good occasion to discover the French musical creativity.

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

Art Exhibitions in Paris in April 2019

  • Urban Riders by Mohamed Bourouissa at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris : until April 22nd
  • Artists & Robots at Grand Palais : from April 5th 2018
  • Ghost and hells – The underworld in Asian Art  : from April 10th, 2018
  • Rodin and Dancing at Rodin Museum : from April 6th, 2018

See Also

Paris in March

Romantic things to do in Paris

Museums in Paris

7 COMMENTS

  1. Just for the sake of accuracy, Paris is actually NOT one of the big 5 marathons which are actually London, Berlin, Chicago, Boston, and New York City. It is a second tier race with Tokyo, Los Angeles, Miami, etc.

    • Thanks for the precision. some people consider Paris marathon as one of 5 biggest marathon regarding number of participants and media coverage

    • How is Paris in April for running a marathon? I hope it isn’t too warm. another question I arrived i early April, where can I have training? Is there parks good enough for running?

  2. Thank you for this article! There is also a fantastic forro festival in april (18-21) with workshops and parties in wonderful venues!

    • Thanks Joao for this tip. Every info concerning activity and events in Paris is welcome.
      We will add it in our list about things to do in Paris in April.

  3. Do i need to bring gloves and scarf if I visit Paris in April?
    Even if it is spring some friends have said me that temperatures can be low.

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