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Paris in October
Written by Sarika on September 13, 2021 Share on

Paris in October- Everything you need to know for a perfect vacation!

The city of love and fashion, Paris is such a heartwarming city with inestimable attractions and beauty. It’s high time you check this outstanding city off your bucket list. There are, of course, hundreds of things to do and places to visit in Paris. Here is the ultimate guide to visit Paris in October! There are many gothic cathedrals, museums, parks, and lakes that are extremely beautiful during this month! Learn more about the weather in October, the best places to visit, top things to do and famous festivals during that month!


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Weather in Paris in October

The weather in Paris in October starts to get cold and snows very rarely. The temperature ranges from 9 to 16 degrees celsius, and it also varies according to climatic conditions. This is a not so perfect temperature, but it is still the best time to visit Paris. And the peak season ends only in November, so you can have an amazing vacation in the prettiest city possible. There are many winter activities and games to engage in during this month. This fall season makes it perfect to explore the other side of Paris.

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Beautiful places to visit in Paris in October

  1. Eiffel Tower
  2. Louvre Museum
  3. Arc de Triomphe
  4. The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris
  5. Luxembourg Gardens

1. Eiffel Tower

Eiffel tower, Paris
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Eiffel Tower in Paris is the most beautiful and manmade marvel in the country. Millions and millions of tourists come to Paris just to admire the gorgeousness of the Tour Eiffel. No wonder it is one of the 7 wonders of the world. Visiting the Eiffel tower is the best thing you can do no matter at what time you visit Paris. It stands strong since 1889 as a distinctive landmark and pride of the country. And also, it is one of the best places to propose to your partner! Yes! You can go all the way up the tower and enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner or just gaze at the mesmerising panoramic view of Paris city! This is the best thing you can do in Paris in October because Paris and Eiffel are inseparable!

Also, read- Things you need to know before visiting the Eiffel Tower

2. Louvre Museum

Louvre Museum, Paris
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Louvre museum in Paris is one of the top 5 best places in the country and the 2nd largest arts and history museum in the world. This museum looks breathtakingly beautiful and glows during the night. And the world-famous Mona Lisa painting by the genius Leonardo da Vinci is inside this very beautiful museum since 1797. There are, of course, many other historic paintings, artworks, sculptures, and artefacts from over the centuries. You will need at least 1 whole day to visit all four floors of the museum. Here is an interesting piece of news, it will approximately take you 200 days to see all the 35,000 artworks in the museum! Imagine the stature of this marvel! This is absolutely one of the best places to explore in Paris in October.

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3. Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe
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Arc de Triomphe, a historical monument, in Paris is one of the most significant landmarks in the city that was built in dedication to soldiers who died in the French Revolutionary Wars. You can also see carvings of the names of the soldiers on the surfaces of the Arc de Triomphe. Also, beneath this Arc, lies the Tomb of the unknown soldier from World War 1. And this vault is very historic and important since the French war period. There are many amenities like restaurants, public parks, a long street and fountains near this historic landmark. This is as special as the other attractions in Paris! Do try visiting Arc de Triomphe on your Paris tour!

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4. The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris

basilica of the sacred heart, Paris in October
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Here comes another most important landmark of the city, Sacre Coeur or the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris. This signifies the sacred heart of Jesus. This Roman-Catholic basilica is 107 years old and still stands strong and beautiful. Some of the notable features of this basilica are the massive structure, Roman architecture and gothic details all over the cathedral. The white building, grand organs, and wrought iron works are also notable works of the basilica. Do visit this historic place on your next visit to Paris in October!

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5. Luxembourg Gardens

Luxembourg gardens in Paris in October
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Jardin du Luxembourg or Jardin du Senat is one of the most peaceful and beautiful parks in Paris. It is also an open-air museum for people to relax. There are many flower beds, tennis courts, promenades with trees, the structure of the Statue of Liberty and model sailboats on the octagonal Grand Bassin. This 23-hectare park covers almost every facility that is necessary for a perfect picnic. You can come to this park at any time and just relax under the sun, buy some delicious Parisian pastries and spend your day very peacefully. Also, the entrance fee is completely free for this park, but you have to buy tickets if you want to visit the Musee du Luxembourg.

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Top things to do in Paris in October

  1. Visit a local cafe and enjoy the food, coffee and desserts
  2. A visit to the Disneyand Paris
  3. Cruise ride on Seine river
  4. Shopping at the Champs-Elysees

1. Visit a local cafe and explore the food, coffee and pastries

Did you know Paris is also famous for food, shopping and coffee? There are plenty of cafes, restaurants, and hotels all over the city. You can explore any number of cafes and the food there. Some of the best cafes in Paris are the Cafeotheque of Paris, Malongo cafe, Le Clarence and Coutume. You can taste some of the original Parisian pastries like croissants, French macarons, jambon-beurre, steak and cheese. Some of the best wines you can taste there are Le Mesnil Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs, Jean Perrier, Triennes Rose and the very famous Bordeaux. So, this is one of the best things to do in October in Paris in the cold weather to feel all cosy.

2. A visit to the Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris in October
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Disneyland Paris is one of the largest amusement parks and an important place to visit in Paris. This is not just for kids; anyone will fall in love with the magical vibes of this place. You can enjoy many rides, games, water games, Disney characters shows, ramp walks and parades. In the evening, you can watch the stunning fireworks show and have dinner inside the park and call it a day! After the chaos and the pandemic, Disneyland Paris reopens with the utmost safety and precautions for tourists to have a happy and safe time over there. How can your Paris photo dump not have a picture of Disneyland Paris? When you visit this place, you get to live inside a fairytale for a day. This is a magical must-visit place at least once in a lifetime!

3. Cruise rise on Seine river in Paris in October

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River Seine is a timeless beauty in Paris. You can never stop admiring the beauty of this seamless water body. Many cruise trips take you on a tour around the river. Also, there are many packages like cruise dinner package, 1-hour package and Tour Eiffel sightseeing from cruise etc. When you choose the cruise dinner package, you can enjoy a 4-hour ride including welcome champagne, sightseeing the Eiffel tower and an amazing dinner. This is beyond perfect to even imagine! And the normal 1-hour cruise ride costs just 14 euros, so either way, you will enjoy it the most!

4. Shopping at the Champs-Elysees

Champ-Elysees in Paris is the biggest fashion capital according to the visitors. There are majestic monuments, hundreds of branded showrooms, extravagant festive activities and, of course, plenty of restaurants. Can you believe almost 3,00,000 people visit this street every day and enjoy shopping? This street is also famous because it connects the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde. And it is also one of the busiest and famous commercial streets in the world! Do include this place as a must-visit in your Paris travel package!

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Events and festivals in Paris in October

  1. Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
  2. Nuit Blanche (White night)
  3. Salon du Chocolat
  4. Halloween party at the Disney village

1. Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Are you excited to watch one of the biggest and ancient horse races in Paris, France? You can watch some of the best horses in the world competing at the Hippodrome de Longchamp.

2. Nuit Blanche

The white night is one of the most exciting parties in Paris. You can gather at a public place and enjoy some amazing music, dance performances, exhibitions and concerts by various artists.

3. Salon du Chocolat

What is better than enjoying the largest delicacy event in the world in Paris on your vacation? You can learn about the making, crafting and chocolate tasting from some famous chefs. Book your slots soon because this is a very interesting activity for kids!

4. Halloween party at the Disney village in Paris in October

October and Halloween are inseparable in many countries. Paris also celebrates Halloween with scary yet cute Halloween decorations and games. Visitors and kids can participate in various activities like face painting, music performances and trick or treat in the Disney village!

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What to pack when you visit Paris in October?

  • Sweaters, woollen jackets, water-proof jackets and raincoats
  • Umbrellas, gloves, socks and muffler for ears
  • Shoes, flip flops and extra pair of shoes in case of emergency
  • Full-hand shirts, T-shirts, full pants, scarves and at least 2 jeans
  • A small back-pack and a water bottle

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That is everything you need to know about visiting Paris in October. There are many attractions, lakes, parks, and shopping areas to explore in the city. All you have to do is know about the city better and plan your trip accordingly. Travel to Paris during the fall season if you want to experience the pleasant and beautiful climate! Build your trip with Pickyourtrail and grab more offers. Also, check out the Paris tour packages from India page to explore the pre-packages. Or you can customise your France itinerary according to your budget, comfort and preferences to make the most out of it!

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