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Paris in April. Weather, what to wear, What to Do

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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.

Restaurants, museums and attractions will be open in April in Paris.

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.

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

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.

>> You can book there your romantic dinner cruise.

Read also : our selection of best hotels in Paris at affordable price

Paris in April, special events

Paris marathon on April 2nd, 2023

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 10th 2023) 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 9th, 2023

  • Eglise Saint Sulpice 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 2023 – 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 22, 2023, 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 28 and ends on  May 9.

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.

If you are visiting Paris for the first time, read our guide to visit Paris in 4 or 5 days.

Art Exhibitions in Paris in April 2023

Updates coming soon

  • Manet / Degas at Musée d’Orsay
  • Basquiat x Warhol, 4 hands at Fondation Louis Vuitton – from April 5 , 2023

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Michael Finocchiaro 01/01/2014 - 6:50 pm

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.

stillinparis 01/01/2014 - 9:44 pm

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

penelope 03/03/2015 - 11:47 pm

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?

Kimberly Morris 15/01/2023 - 11:12 pm

I ran the Paris Marathon twice… and it was beautiful both times! Chilly in the morning and warm (near 70) by the time I was done… I’m not a fast runner so it took me some time to complete lol).

Joao 02/03/2014 - 1:10 pm

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

stillinparis 02/03/2014 - 6:14 pm

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.

indie 23/03/2015 - 10:27 am

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.

Julia 27/03/2015 - 10:56 am

Are shops open for Easter? is there specific celberations organized by the city of Paris ?

Romesh 08/03/2022 - 3:39 pm


stillinparis 13/03/2022 - 11:45 am

You don’t need gloves on April. The weather will be good enough, it is the beginning of spring in France


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