You are planning to visit Paris in April, You need tips about weather, 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 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.
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
Paris in April, special events
Paris marathon on April 8th 2018
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 2nd 2018) 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 1st 2018
- 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 2018 – 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 21st, 2018 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 2018
- 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