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Paris in November: Weather, what to wear, what to do

by stillinparis

The weather in Paris in November is often cool but not excessively cold. Autumn in the City of Light is an absolute delight! While the days may be a bit shorter, they come with a refreshing touch of mild weather. Embrace the enchanting vibe as the city prepares for the upcoming festive season, with delightful Christmas decorations beginning to adorn the streets. Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural scene and bask in the magical atmosphere of the capital of love. Visiting during this time will surely be an unforgettable experience!

Paris weather in November

Average weather and temperatures in Paris in November

Paris in November with cloudy weather
Paris in November with cloudy weather

Temperature are given in Celsius and Fahrenheit. Paris has a very low sunshine duration about 2 hours a day with a number of rainy days estimated at 15.

The average temperatures are between 6°C (43 °F) and 11°C (52°F) but depending of the year they can fall until -5°C (23°F) and rise until 20°C (68°F).
Duration of the day: on Nov. 1st, in Paris, the sun gets up at 7:14 am and lies down(goes to bed) at 6:48 am

For an any day of the month, here are the climatic statistics for Paris:

  • rainfall : 41%
  • Temperature < 0°C (32 F) : 0 %
  • Temperature between 0°C (32 F) and 16°C ( 61 F) : 91%
  • Temperature between 16°C (61 F) and 32°C (90 F) : 9%
  • Temperature > 32°C (90 F): 0 %
  • Wind > 15 km/h : 19%

If it rains,  the precipitation type you will meet will  be moderate or light rain, (never stormy rain).

Paris weather for early November

As we are in the middle of autumn, Paris climate is chilly and windy but never excessively .

Paris weather for late November

At late November, the weather conditions can be cold, it is almost winter, so it can snow . But it’s very rare . During the last week of the month, the winter ambiance is accentuated by first Christmas lights and markets.

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What to wear in Paris in November

What to wear in Paris in November
Clothing for Paris in November

As Paris can be cold and rainy at this period pack adapted clothing to avoid bad surprises:

– a woolen pullover
– protective clothes against the rain (more useful than an umbrella in case of wind)  : a parka, or raincoat.
– walking shoes (but boots are not an obligation)
– gloves (mainly at month’s end)
– scarves (why not not buy a a trendy scarf in Paris?)
– jeans.
– a shirt to get out for men

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Holidays in Paris in November

There are two holidays in France during November.

  • Nov. 1 – All Saints:  People don’t work in France for All Saints day but most of shops, Monuments, and Museum will be open on 1st Nov. Museum closed on 1st Nov 2023 : Carnavalet, Musée des beaux Art, Petit Palais …
  • Nov. 11 – WWI Armistice: It’s also a public holiday when most of Museums are open. Shops and Monument can also be visited of course.
  • Autumn School Holidays: From mid October to early November there are School Holidays in Paris ,there will be many activities  and exhibits organized for kids.

Read more:

Shops and department stores opening hours in Paris.

Paris Museums opening hours and days

Special Events and things to do in November

Christmas Lights and decorations

November lights in Paris
November lights in Paris

First Christmas lights appears at this period of the year, you can find them in avenue des Champs Elysée, Montmartre and in famous Department stores in Haussmann opera.

>> Book an amazing river cruise in Paris

Christmas Markets

In Paris, Christmas markets are numerous. The most famous one is the Christmas Market of Champs Elysées.

But other are also appreciated by Parisians:  Saint Germain des Près, La Défense, Abesses…

You can find , French typical products, chocolate, warm wine, Crepes, pancakes …

Read More about Xmas light and markets in Paris

Chocolate Fair – 28th October to 1st November 2023

The international Chocolate Fair will happen in Paris  at late October /early November. French chefs organize many activities.

Halloween in Paris

Many parties and events are scheduled in Paris for Halloween.

Special shows  such as Disneyland Paris’ show  will tend.

read our selection of best Halloween parties in Paris

Art Exbhibitons in Paris

In November many Great Exhibitons take place in Parisian Museums

  • Modigliani at Musée de l’Orangerie until Jan. 2024
  • Nicolas de Stael at Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris until to Jan. 2024
  • Van Gogh at Auver sur Oise at Orsay Museum – Oct., 2023 to Feb. 2024

Jazzycolors Festival

Organized by the foreign cultural centers in Paris, the Jazzycolors festival is based on a simple concept:
make discover by the public the best groups of jazz of every participating countries, with three keywords: quality, originality, innovation.

It counts 26 concerts which take place in 13 cultural centers of the capital.
With a policy of attractive prices – from 5 to 10 € by ticket – the festival invites you to discover worldwide sounds: Bojan Z, Nils Wogram, Nicolas Kummert, Marie Carmen Koppel

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artiste 21/09/2014 - 7:08 pm

Are Outdoor ice rinks open in November in Paris?

stillinparis 21/09/2014 - 9:20 pm

November is too mild for outdoor ice skating . They generally open in December

armida 22/09/2014 - 11:10 am

Its nice post. Thanks for sharing. Also I suggest some November Events and things to do In Paris like –
All Saints’ Day – Toussaint.
Festival d’Automne: Take place from mid-September to mid-December.
The Brain Festival: Take place every year sept. to nov.

Stillinparis 06/11/2014 - 4:02 pm

Thanks armida for those tips.

Jenny 22/10/2014 - 1:17 pm

Thanks for those tips. Could you recommand a musical during Nov. 2014 in Paris?
and where we can have the best chocolates?

Mark 14/10/2015 - 10:23 am

I’m visiting Paris at mid-November. Can it snow at this period ?
I am not affraid by snow but I want to know what to pack for my trip


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