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Paris in September

Paris in September: Weather, What to Wear, and What to Do

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September marks the end of the high season in Paris, and during this less touristy month, prices in the city slowly start to fall, meaning that you can enjoy a sunny visit of Paris for less!

Healt Pass is no more required to visit Museum, and most of attractions in Paris.

September Weather in Paris

Paris in September
Paris Weather in September

– min temperature: 12°C / 54°F
– max temperature: 21°C / 70°F
– average rainfall: 54 mm

Although the Parisian weather can be quite variable in September, it remains pleasant for the most part. September is generally a sunny month with one of the lowest average rainfalls in the year.

There can be a large variation in temperature during the day: (between 17°C  and 23 °C/between 63°F and 73°F).

Early September Weather in Paris

Early September weather can be warm and is similar to that of late August. This time of the month is perfect for enjoying a pleasant stroll around French Capital in the late Summer sun.

Late September Weather in Paris

Late September marks the beginning of Fall in Paris , with temperatures decreasing slowly (to around 15°C/60°F) but remaining quite mild. Although you may be more likely to experience rainy and windy conditions, September is still a generally dry month.

On September 2022, the weather will be mild (about 22 / 23 °C) and not rainy.

read more : Weather in Paris by month

What to Pack, What to Wear

If you are traveling to Paris in September, be sure to be well-prepared for both Summer and Fall weather:

  • Light cotton clothes for sunny days, especially if you are visiting during early September
  • a Sweater in case of cooler conditions, and for colder evenings
  • A windproof jacket could also be useful
  • A cap and sunglasses to protect you on sunny days
  • An umbrella in case of rain showers
  • Good walking shoes for exploring the city – but remember this is the Fashion Capital, so trainers shoes are a no-no!

Best activities in Paris in September :

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Things to Do in Paris at the End of Summer

It’s the back-to-school month, the end of a season and the beginning of a new one. There are many late Summer activities to enjoy in Paris:

Techno Parade durin sunny days in Paris in September

  • Take a walk along the banks of the river Seine in the Latin quarter
  • Visit Butte Chaumont or other parks in Paris ( Monsouris, Luxembourg, Bois de Vincennes)
  • Take a Seine river cruise and discover “the most beautiful avenue in Paris”
  • This is one of the best periods to visit museums in Paris (Louvre, Orsay, Rodin) and there are many new exhibitions (check our event calendar)
  • Visit the Porte de Vanves flea Market (the famous inspiration for many great designers)
  • Discover art galleries in Marais district
  • Discover the historic Saint Germain-des-Près quarter

Special Events in Paris in September

  • European heritage days (Journées européennes du patrimoine), September 16h -17th

Around mid-September, numerous monuments and museums open their doors to the public for free. Several museums also organize many activities to aid people in their discovery of Parisian culture.

You can also visit offices and monuments that are usually closed to the public, such as Elysée Palace – the official residence of the French President – or the Matignon Hotel, which houses the Prime Minister.

Read more : Free things to do in Paris

  • Techno Parade 2023, Sept. 23th

The Techno Music Parade will take place on September 17H in Paris with all of its eccentric participants.

  • Paris Fashion Week – September 25th 2023

One week for the Fashion Capital to showcase its creativity to the world, with one hundred shows organized in wonderful Parisian venues such as Grand Palais, Palais de Tokyo, and Theatre Chaillot. You will find the complete Paris Fashion Week schedule on our site.

  • La Plage Festival with Free Live Music on the Seine Bank, last weekend in September

Read more :

Must do’s in Paris

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Australianboy 19/05/2014 - 3:12 pm

Thanks for your tips about Paris.
Does it snow in Paris in September?

stillinparis 19/05/2014 - 3:39 pm

Thanks for reading us !
I have never seen snow in Paris in September. This month is the end of summer in France. At late september, the fall starts but temperatures are still mild (about 15 °C, 59° fahrenheit) so it can’t snow.

Anonymous 22/05/2014 - 2:26 pm

I know that Paris can be sunny in September… so , is Paris Plage open during early September?

Lou 03/05/2016 - 4:51 am

I’m pretty sure Paris Plage closes at the end of August.

PJ 20/09/2015 - 2:01 pm

Is it okay to wear walking shorts during late of September in Paris? I’ll be visiting Paris from September 22 till 27, 2015 and so excited as it will be my first time. Looking forward for a pleasurable tour de Paris. Can’t wait!

stillinparis 20/09/2015 - 4:33 pm

Hi ! It might be too cool to wear a short next week : about 18 degrees C (64 F). You can find a good sélection of tours for automn in Paris in our web site

Anonymous 25/05/2019 - 3:00 pm

trainers are a no, no! What are trainers?

stillinparis 25/05/2019 - 3:37 pm

trainers shoes or running shoes 😉

Anonymous 01/08/2022 - 4:33 pm

Sorry if it’s not “fashionable,” but at my age I have to wear comfortable walking shoes. Sometimes common sense should prevail.

Anonymous 04/08/2022 - 9:23 am

This is what I’m thinking! I always wear Nike running shoes because of comfort…. I’m planning to go France this September

Bob Swerski 17/10/2022 - 9:29 pm

Will Inspector Javert follow you around for breaking a fashion law if I dare to wear trainers in Paris? I don’t want to spend any time in a French jail.


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