Paris in January. Weather, things to do,what to wear, winter sales

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.

Weather in Paris in JanuaryChristmas Montmartre Village

-min :1°C / 34°F
-max :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

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Winter Sales in Paris in January

Januray is the month of winter sales in France, They begin Wednesday, January 11th 2017 and end Tuesday, February 15th . Read more :  Shops opening hours for Paris sales 2017

The Triangle d’OrGaleries Lafayette Christmas Lights in Paris (Golden triangle)

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, ChloéRead more about shopping places in Paris

Outlets stores

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 Haute Couture Outlets and French Designers’ discount shops

Ice Skating at Grand Palais - Paris

Ice Skating at Grand Palais – Paris

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


Exhibitions in Paris in January


Warhol Unlimited at Art Modern Museum pf the City of Paris

The king of the Pop Art is back in Paris and this exposition dedicated to famous series of Warhol will take place at Modern Art Museum of Paris (the Flowers the Electric Chairs … until Feb. 7th 2016

The Osiris, Egypt’s sunken Mysteries at Arabic World Institute. (in early January)

Discover the Sunken mysteries of Osiris. The exhibitions show the best of excavation directed by Franck Goddio off Alexandria. More than 250 artefacts will be shown. until January 11th 2016

Picasso.mania at Grand Palais

The Grand Palais organize a great exhibition dedicated to Picasso and the confrontation of his work with Contemporary Art Masters like Basquiat, Johns, or Lichtenstein .

See our Events Calendar in Paris for more details


Musicals and Opera Events in Paris in January

Opera Garnier : Juliette & Roméro – Swedish Royal Ballet

from 06 Jan 2014 to 10 Jan 2015
The swedish Royal Ballet,one of the oldest dance companies in Europe is invited by  Paris Opera Garnier for a magic Ballet.

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Opera Bastille: Casse-Noisette by Rudolf Noureev

Sleepin Beauty - By Noureev in Paris

Sleepin Beauty – By Noureev in Paris

from Tuesday 31 December 2014 to 01 January 2015

It is considered as The “Ballet of all ballets”,  by Rudolf Nureyev himself .Sleeping Beauty is still one of the masterpieces of dance heritage.
Read more : Clubbing and Events for New Year’s Eve in Paris

The Beauty and the Beast - Mogador Theatre - Paris

The Beauty and the Beast – Mogador Theatre – Paris

Beauty and the Beast, the Broadway musical

from Friday 25 October 2013 to Sunday 27 July 2014

The timeless French fairytale. (La Belle et la Bête in French) Once upon a time there was a rich merchant who had three daughters. The youngest was named Belle or Beauty… And then Prince … Théâtre Mogador 25, rue de Mogador 75009 Paris more info


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