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Paris in February :Weather, what to wear

by stillinparis

You plan to visit Paris in February?  Find out our tips about Paris weather in February, things to do,  what to pack this month and how to spend a romantic Valentine’s Day in Paris… Welcome !

Many Exhibitions, musicals and Ballet are taking place during this month but February is also the last weeks of winter sales and many celebration will take place for the Chinese new year.

Snow weather in February in Paris
Snow weather in February in Paris

Weather in Paris in February

Average climate in Paris in Feb.

Paris in February - under snow

min temperature : 1°C / 34°F
max temperature: 7°C / 45°F
average rainfall : 44 mm

February is also cold, and there can be snow. You are really in the middle of the winter. The begin and the end of the month are often cold, temperatures can be low (about 0°C -30°F)  during all the month.

But it is romantic to spend Valentine’s day in the City of Light. So Paris weather in February can’t discourage to visit the French capital.

read more : daily and monthly weather forecast

What to pack, what to wear in Paris in February

So during this month it is better to be dressed for the cold. You need to bring with you a winter coat (or parka or jacket), a scarf, gloves. An umbrella might be useful, shoes which support snow too. If you are planning to do shopping, you will not feel the cold.

For example on early February 2018,  Theres was snow and temperatures decreased to -6°C ( 21 °F). It transform Paris in a winter wonderland !

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Paris in February : events and exhibitions

Opera, musicals, exhibitions, Chinese new year Celebrations.. Many things to do in Paris in February.

Sales in Paris in February

During the two first weeks of February you still have sales in France, they end Tuesday, on February 6th, 2024 even if the best deals are already done.

You can do shopping in many famous shopping places in Paris like rue Montaigne for “Haute Couture” designers, boulevard Haussmann for great department stores like Le Printemps or Galeries Lafayette, You can also go to rue de Renne, Chatelet disctrict, rue des Abesses in Montmartre district, Champs Elysée Avenue.
You can also discover the fleas at porte de Clignancourt ( Northern Paris).

Outlets in Paris

You can also get good deals in Haute Couture designers outlets stores which can be in Paris or in outlets centers in suburbs. the Greatest is the Vallée Village Center where you can find Sandro, Maje, Givenchy, Lacostenear Eurodisney

Have a romantic Valentine’s Day in Paris

You are in Paris on February 14th and you are looking for ideas to spend a romantic Valentine’s Day in the City of Light have look on Romantic things to do in Paris and our selection of romantic restaurants in the French Capital.

Read our guide about Valentine’s Day in Paris. 

>> Find a romantic Hotel in Paris.

Hotels will be open in February.

Chinese new year celebrations in Paris

The Chinese new year, named year of the Dragon, begins on the February, 10th 2024 Celebrations in Paris occur the two first weekends of February.

  • Paris 3th and 4th arrondissements
    Chinese new year in paris

The parade of 3rd and 4th arrondissements of Paris is certainly the most spectacular and the most inevitable of all.During the parade, organized on the occasion of Chinese New Year, many Dragons and Lions will be dancing and many costumes will amaze you. February 10th or 11th 2024(to be confirmed). start at 2h30 pm at Hotel de Ville (City Hall) end at

  • Belleville and Marais Disctrict

February,10th 2024 – The parade starts at Mo Belleville (known to be a Chinese district in Paris) and ends at rue Beaubourg

  • Chinese district : Paris 13th arrondissement – The greatest parade

The 13th arrondissement of Paris offers each year the most legendary parade in the most famous Chine district in Paris. Onlookers that day are numerous and even if it is sometimes hard to carve out a place to watch the spectacle, the atmosphere amazing.

February,10th 2024 (to be confirmed)- Start at 1 pm at 44th avenue de la porte d’Ivry then avenue de Choisy, place d’Italie, tolbiac and the back to the avenue d’Ivry.

read more : Chinese new year in Paris

Open-Air Ice Skating

During this period, many open-air ice skating rinks are available to enjoy winter activities with friends or family outdoor activities
-on the square in front of the Paris City Hall (Hôtel de Ville)
the 1,365-square-metre rink with an area for children and beginners. Instructors and trainer  will also teach you how to skate .  Free entry, €5 for skate rental – Place de l’Hôtel de Ville 75004 Paris

Watch the super bowl in Paris.

Many Bars and Restaurants in Paris organize special Parties for the Super Bowl. Find a selection of places to watch the Super Bowl here

Sunday’s screening on Sunday February 8th – Marais Art Galeries

On Sunday  February,10th will be the 11th Sunday’s Screening edition , video art event in the Marais district Art galleries from 2pm  to 7pm.

The Screening Sunday’s were created in 2010 by Polaris gallery to reserve three Sunday afternoons a year in video art.
So every edition, fifteen galleries gather for you to discover pearls of video art.

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Valentine 07/11/2014 - 4:47 pm

What art exhibit can i see on feb. 2015

stillinparis 18/11/2014 - 2:26 pm

Many art exhibits will take place in Paris in Feb 2015 like Niki de St Phalle retrospective at Grand Palais or Jeff Koons at Centre Pompidou . Enjoy !

Nadia 19/12/2015 - 3:08 pm

What are forecasts for february 2016? Will the winter be cold this year?

Mel 21/01/2016 - 11:31 am

Do you encourange me to pack boots for snow for by next month’s trip ?
I’ll stay 5 days in Paris and I want to visit many things

jan t. 14/02/2016 - 8:18 pm

Snow boots aren’t necessary this year! Temperatures are still between 40 to 50 degrees F but do pack an umbrella!

stillinparis 14/02/2016 - 8:58 pm

I approve this comment 😉

Christophe 18/02/2016 - 11:57 am

It snows today but not heavily . It melts quickly


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