You plan to visit Paris in January, You need tips about weather, what to do, what to pack … Welcome
Many Exhibitions, musicals and Ballet are taking place during this month but January is also the period of winter sales.
-min temperature :1°C / 34°F
-max temperature :6°C / 43°F
-average rainfall :52 mm
January is one of the coldest month of the year. Temperatures can decrease seriously and be very low but in Paris, the temperatures are rarely under -5°C (23°F) they are often about 1°C (34 ° F)
The average rainfall is not very important, but it can snow or rain. Paris under the snow is very beautiful but it can be a little bit disorganized.
In average, they are about 17 rainy days (with light and moderate rainfall) in Paris in January and 2 hours sunlight a day.
You can have many sunny days that are generally colder than cloudy ones.
What to pack, what to wear in Paris?
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 supports snow too. Nevertheless, leave room in your luggage, you will certain do shopping during your stay in Paris
Winter Sales in Paris in January
Januray is the month of winter sales in France, They begin Wednesday, January 10 2018 and end on Tuesday, February 15 .
Read more : Shops opening hours for Paris sales 2018
You can have many important discount in famous department store like Galeries Lafayette or Le printemps in the Opéra/Haussman area, the center of “Le triangle d’Or” (the Golden Triangle)
You can also do your shopping at the “avenue Montaigne” where you can find the principal stores of many “Haute Couture” designer like Elie Saab, Christian Dior, Chloé…Read more about shopping places in Paris
You can also get good deals in Haute Couture designers Outlets stores which can be located inside Paris or in outlets centers which are in suburbs like la Vallée Village Center where you can find Sandro, Maje, Givenchy, Lacoste … More about Outlet Stores and Haute Couture’ s discount shops
Paris in January : Events and Exhibitions
Open-Air Ice Skating
During this period, many open-air ice skating rinks are available to enjoy winter activities with friends or family
-on the square in front of the Paris City Hall (Hôtel de Ville)
-on the Champs-Elysées at Grand Palais
-in the Jardins du Trocadéro. see Museums in Paris , Romantic things to do in Paris
- Erving Peng at Grand Palais : Until January 28th, 2018
- André Derain Exhibition at Centre Pompidou : Until January 29th, 2018.
- Cesar Retrospective at Centre Pompidou
- Degas, Danse et Dessin at Musée d’Orsay
- Gauguin the Alchemist at Grand Palais : until January 22nd, 2018
- Imaginaire et représentation de l’Orient at Musée Eugène Delacroix : from January 11th