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Paris in March: Weather, What to wear and Do

by stillinparis

You plan to visit Paris in March and you need tips about the weather, things to do,  what to pack, how to spend a romantic, fun, or festive stay in Paris… Welcome ! Exhibitions, festivals, and Carnivals are taking place during March to celebrate winter end and the new spring.

Find info about St Patrick’s Day and Paris Book Fair. The early March could still be cold and rainy,  but you may certainly feel the spring coming and see flowering trees.

Paris Weather in March

Average temperatures and RainfallParis in March

  • min temperature: 5°C / 42°F
  • max temperature : 13°C / 55°F
  • average rainfall: 48 mm

During March,  the spring comes very slowly. Early March could be very cold, and it can snow during this period. But it’s often rainy and the weather can change many times a day. We call those March showersGiboulées de Mars” in French . At late March, it becomes more sunny and milder but temperatures rarely rise upper than 20°C (68°F).

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What to pack, what to wear in Paris in March?

At the end of March, temperatures start to increase but an umbrella is very recommended due to many showers. Temperatures can vary a lot in the day with a cold morning and a dim afternoon. See 5-day weather forecast for Paris

At Early, it is better to be dressed for the cold. You need to bring with you a waterproof coat (for showers), gloves could be useful but not really necessary. An umbrella might be useful, waterproof shoes too. As the month last weeks are dimmer, you bring sunglasses and lighter clothes.  Don’t worry! You can do shopping in many famous shopping places listed here.

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Things to do in Paris in March

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Carnival in Paris in MarchParis Carnival in March

During the first days of March, you can find many little Carnivals in Paris.

  • The most important, the “Carnaval de Paris” will take place in early March. it’s the walk of fatty beef and Carnival of Paris! This year’s theme: fairies, trolls, and company. The carnival starts at place Gambetta (20th arrondissement) at 1pm.
  • mid-Mar. Women’s Carnaval – Feast of the Queens of Mi-Carême Washerwomen organized by the Coeur Soeur – Women are encouraged to dress in queens and men in women if they dare.

Special events in Paris in March

St. Patrick’s Day in Paris

On March 17th many pubs in Paris celebrate St Patrick’s Day. In Paris, this Day is generally considered as an Irish Celebration.

You can find many Irish Pub at Boulevard de Clichy (Paris 18th) and other more typical like

  • Patrick’s Le Ballon Vert 33, rue de Montreuil, 75011 Paris
  • The Cork and Cavan Pub 70 Quai de Jemmapes 75010 Paris‎

Read more : St Patrick’s day in ParisBest Irish Pubs in Paris

Semi-Marathon of Paris

This yearn the competition is scheduled to March 3th

The Semi-marathon of Paris will gather more than 40000 runners.

The route is, of course, amazing along with the Seine River banks or in the Bois de Vincennes.

Art Exhibitions in Paris in March

  • 1874 Impressionist instant at Orsay Museum – from March 26th
  • Oriental antiquities Dialogue . The MET at the Louvre Museum– from Feb. 29th

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Stan 21/02/2014 - 11:39 am

Hello I’m visiting Paris in early March and I’m looking for things to do in Paris for this period.
Is there other Carnivals in Paris. What Kind of Carnivals are they?

amsterdamer 24/02/2014 - 4:33 pm

I’m visiting Paris in March (Next week), Is there an exhibition at Orsay Museum ?
Which museums do you advice for a 4 days trip?

Dimitry 03/01/2016 - 1:41 pm

Is an umbrella necessary while visiting Paris in March?
Does it rain many times a week ?

stillinparis 03/01/2016 - 1:45 pm

Not only, it can rain many times a week , you can also have many showers a day.
It’s a good idea to have an umbrella but the best thing is to pack waterproof coat. It is more convenient for Parisian windy spring

Jenny 03/06/2017 - 12:55 am

Should there be flowers, leaves on trees and green grass the last week of March in Paris? Public gardens pretty?

stillinparis 03/06/2017 - 3:18 am

Some rare flowers on Paris at late March. Green grass of course ! For garden parties, it depends of the weather.

Mark 10/01/2020 - 11:20 am

Carr’s closed in July 2015.

stillinparis 10/01/2020 - 11:55 am

Thanks it’s now corrected


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