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Paris in April
Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on May 4, 2022 Share on

Paris in April: Weather, Things to do, Travel Tips and more!

Introduction

Paris is a travel destination that is sure to capture your imagination every day of every year. The month of April, however, brings with it something truly magical that elevates your trip to another level entirely. Paris in April is blessed with misty mornings and sunny afternoons. This time also marks fresh flower blooms accompanied by swelling bird songs ever so often. Other than this, there are several other factors which make visiting Paris in April a great decision. Some of these are affordability, lesser crowds, and of course the scenery. With so much on offer, Paris in April is a proposition that should not be slept on. So, keeping that in mind we have compiled a list of important details pertaining to your travels: 

 

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Weather in Paris in April

Paris in April has balmy weather. The weather conditions start improving especially towards the end of the month. Don’t be mistaken though, as it can still get plenty chilly. This chill can especially be felt in the mornings as well as during the beginning of the month. As a result, we advise against shedding sweaters and jackets and opting for t-shirts and shorts. Following are some handy stats that will prove to be helpful on your trip to Paris in April: 

Minimum temperature 7 C ( 44 F )
Maximum temperature 15 C ( 59 F ) 
Average temperature10 C ( 50 F )
Average rainfall45 mm ( 1.78 inches )

Things to Do in Paris in April

Things to Do in Paris in April
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Following are some of the best things to do in Paris in April:

1. Explore Paris on wheels

One excellent method to explore Paris in April is to opt to travel on wheels. We mean either choose from a segway or a vintage Mercedes. Yes, opt for an hour-long segway tour to glide past icons like the Eiffel Tower, Seine River etc. Alternatively, you can also opt for a vintage Mercedes as your means of transport. In doing so you can check out marvels like Notre Dame, and Grand Palais and do so in impeccable style. 

2. Admire the Gardens 

Admire magnolias, cherry trees, and tulip blooms in the 500 professionally tended gardens and public parks. Choose from iconic options like Luxembourg Gardens, Tuileries Garden, and many more! 

Also read – The Royal Gardens In Paris

3. Visit the Popular Tourist Attractions

Check out the mainstream tourist attractions before the crowds take over: Check out attractions like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and much more before the crowds take over. You can have a much better relaxed and peaceful experience and you will definitely appreciate these places of interest much more.

4. Have a picnic

Eiffel Tower
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With the sun shining overhead, and balmy weather overall, picnics make for a great option to spend your time on. Buy the supplies from the local markets, like baguettes, cheese, and wines. Then head to one of the several park options, like the ones present near the Seine River or the Canal Saint-Martin. 

5. Take a boat ride on the Seine River

No trip to Paris is complete without a cruise on the Seine River. With several options to choose from like – a midday cruise, gourmet dinner cruise, or “ illuminations ” night cruise. You are surely in for a treat. 

Also read – 10 Reasons To Fall In Love With Paris: The Destination Of Rhapsody!

6. Experience classical music at the finest venues

One can enjoy everything ranging from classical compositions to baroque, choral music to American classics at venues like century-old historic churches. Yes, you read that right. Now, you can head to icons like the Sainte Chapelle, and Église Saint Ephrem to not only enjoy the views but also the fantastic musical performances. 

7. Head to Disneyland

Disneyland
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Disneyland makes for a perfect getaway no matter what your age is. So, head to Disneyland, Paris and have the time of your life. Immerse yourself in adventures like live shows, musicals, and much more. 

What to Pack for Paris in April

  1. Lightweight tops
  2. Long-sleeved tops
  3. A warm sweater
  4. Lined jacket or coat; trench coats is an excellent choice
  5. Water-resistant puffer jacket
  6. Warm scarf
  7. Gloves
  8. Warm socks
  9. Water-proof/water-resistant boots

Also read – Paris in March: Weather, Things to do, Travel Tips and more!

What to Wear in Paris in April

What to Wear in Paris in April
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  • Owing to the somewhat challenging weather conditions, it is best advised you leave your lightweight tops at home for now. A light jacket in addition to a warmer jacket will keep you well protected from the worst of the elements. 
  • Owing to the nature of the city, it is well established that you will spend most of your day traversing on foot. As a result, it is wise to bring footwear that you are comfortable in. Don’t forget to pack in something more fashion-forward for the evenings. 
  • A scarf will go a long way in not only keeping you warm but also is functioning in several other ways. A good scarf can double as a blanket or even a pillow on an aeroplane. It can also function as a shawl for keeping warm with an evening dress. 

Best Tips for Visiting Paris in April

Best Tips for Visiting Paris in April
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1. Consider investing in a Paris tourist pass to save both time and money on your travels to Paris in April. 

2. If your itinerary contains only trips to a certain select number of attractions then consider buying bundle passes or skip-the-line tickets for the same. 

3. 17 and 18th April are holidays in France, on account of Easter. So, needless to say, this is the time when tourists and locals head to enjoy all that the city has to offer. So, do make sure to secure bookings in advance to save money. This will also save you from any last-minute nasty surprises. 

4. 23rd to 09th April again marks school holidays and it is not uncommon for families to make the most of this time. So, again make sure you have made all your bookings well in advance. 

5. It is worth having some backup plans in case it rains. Museums ideally make for good backup options should it start raining. You can also look at options that better align with your tastes. 

6. While walking is undoubtedly the best option to explore Paris, opt for public transport to save yourself both time and money. 

7. While travel packages sure take the stress out of travelling, it is worth keeping in mind that these packages only stick to mainstream attractions. So, it is worth taking your time to explore as a local would. 

8. Do learn some basic French phrases before heading to Paris ( or France in general ). We can’t stress the importance of how much of a difference simple words like bonjour or merci can make on your trip. 

Also read – 9 Best French slang words you should know while visiting France

Where to Stay in Paris in April

Where to Stay in Paris in April
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Paris in April usually sees a rise in hotel rates overall. But thankfully, there are several options available in every price range. Following are some of the best picks: 

  • 4-star and 5-star Hotels: Maison Souquet, Le Bristol Paris,  Le Meurice, Goralska Residences Paris Bastille, Mandarin Oriental, The Peninsula and Le Narcisse Blanc Hotel & Spa
  • Budget Hotels: Hotel Augustin, Hotel Mistral, Hotel Wilson Opera, Astotel 34B, Hotel Helussi and Hotel George
  • Hostels: Le Village Montmartre, The 3 Ducks Eiffel Tower, Absolute Paris Boutique Hostel, Les Piaules, St. Christopher’s Inn Gare du Nord, Pariscoree and FIAP Jean Monnet

Also read – 10 Most Romantic Hotels to Stay in Paris

Festivals in Paris in April

Easter festivals
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Following are some noteworthy festivals and events worth taking part on your trip to Paris in April: 

  1. Art Paris-Art Fair: held at the Grand Palais, it is the venue for the display of works by thousands of artists. 
  2. Easter
  3. Good Friday
  4. April Fool’s day ( better known as Poisson d’Avril ): this tradition dates back to the 16th century. Its origins lie in the miscommunication that happened when Charles XIV decreed the use of the Gregorian calendar over the Julian calendar. Sadly, this news didn’t reach the rural areas and this led to the start of his funny festival. 
  5. Paris Roubaix Cycling Race: The famed marathon which takes its participants through the biggest hits of the city like – the Eiffel Tower, Place de la Concorde, and so on. 
  6. Le Salon du Running Expo: an expo dedicated to the sport of running in Paris. 
  7. Tour Auto Optic 2000: Automotive enthusiasts head to the Grand Palais to enjoy the vintage vehicle exhibit. These are the cars which eventually go on to take part in the annual road race. 

Also read – Eiffel Tower Restaurants – Dining with the French

 

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Frequently Asked Questions about Paris in April

Should I reserve my table prior to meals at restaurants in Paris? 

Restaurants in Paris tend to typically fill up pretty fast. This is especially true if you are planning to dine out during the weekends. So, it is advised that you book your table well in advance to avoid any nasty surprises. 

Should I rent a car in Paris? 

It is not advised to rent a car in Paris. Certain regions in the city tend to get very congested. As a result, tourists may find driving in Paris to be an entirely different experience from what they are used to back home. It is better to instead opt for public transport. 

What are Paris Air raid siren drills? 

Air raid siren drills are performed on the first Wednesday of every month. It can be surprising to the uninitiated tourists. However, it lasts for only 40 seconds and doesn’t make for a major disturbance. 

Are you ready to make your imaginations come true in Paris? Visit Paris in April and be blessed with a spell of good weather. Pickyourtrail provides the best Paris holiday packages at great prices with many additional perks. You can also customise your France itinerary on your own and make a trip according to your choices and preferences. Now, all you have to do is click, book and fly to Paris and have a lovely vacation!

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