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Paris in September offers comfortable to cool temperatures during the afternoon and early evening hours with cool to chilly late nights and early mornings.
Daytime high temperatures tend to be in the low-mid 70s F (22-23C) early in the month falling into the mid-60s F (18-19C) near the end of the month. A few days, early in the month can reach up into the lower 80s F (27-28C). The record high temperature for Paris during September is 90F (32C).
Late night and early morning low temperatures will be mostly in the mid-50s F (13-14C) early this month, falling to near 50 F (about 10C) near the end of the month. A few of the colder mornings, especially near the end of the month can dip down into the mid to upper 40s F (7-9C). The record low temperature for Paris during September is 41 F (5C).
Skies will be sunny or at least partly sunny on 15-17 days offering ample time to get out and explore the city. Some rain falls on about 12 days, however, only 7 of these will record at least 1 mm (.04 inches) of rain. Overall, humidity levels are dry to comfortable with humid days rare.
Daylight hours decrease through the month from about 13.5 hours on the 1st to about 11.7 hours on the 30th.
Fall attire is best this month, but bring at least one item of summer wear for that warmer afternoon early in the month. A light jacket or coat and a couple of sweaters will come in handy for the chilly nights and those cooler afternoons, especially during the second half of the month.
Don’t forget a good pair of walking shoes and an umbrella or light raincoat for the rainy days.
This section lists our top 10 suggestions on what to do in September in Paris. For more detail on these free things to do, family-friendly activities, and evening entertainment and events, read our full post for Paris activities this month.
TIP: When you purchase a tourist discount pass, you can see more while saving money on the most popular attractions. Some city passes will give up to 55% discounts!
Paris in August offers comfortable temperatures during the afternoons with some warm afternoons likely during the first half of the month. Evening and early morning temperatures tend to be comfortable to cool.
Afternoon high temperatures during August average mostly in the mid-70s F (23-25C). A few of the warmer afternoons can climb up in the mid to upper 80s F (30-32C), especially during the first half of the month. The record high temperature in Pairs during August is 104F (40C).
Late night and early morning low temperatures tend to mostly in the mid to upper 50s F (13 -15C). A few of the cooler mornings can dip down to around 50F (about 10C), especially near the end of the month. The record low temperature in Paris during August is 43F (6C).
On average, about 18-19 days will have sunny or at least partly sunny skies so this is a great month to explore a great city. Some rain falls on about 11-12 days, however, only 6-7 of these will record at least 1 mm (0.04 inches). Humidity levels tend to be comfortable with about 6 days considered humid.
Daylight hours early this month will decrease from a little over 15 hours on August 1st to about 13.5 hours by the 31st.
This post lists our top 10 suggestions for things to do in Paris, including popular events, attractions, and festivals that are happening September 2019. Be sure to check the weather in Paris before you pack!
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This post contains our top 10 suggestions for things to do in Paris during the month of August, including concerts, events, sports, and popular attractions. If you’re wondering what the weather will be like, check our weather in August post here.
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Our top 10 list helps you decide how to spend your time in Paris with the best concerts, events, attractions, and activities available in August.
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What could be more Parisian than spending an evening at a cabaret?
The Moulin Rouge is known for its live music, extravagant costumes, and beautiful performers in a luxurious environment.
Performances run regularly year-round, and we recommend getting your tickets a few months out as they do tend to sell out.
How to Become a Parisian in 1 Hour
This one-hour comedy show has become a popular staple for visitors coming through the City of Lights.
Olivier Giraud performs his one-man show in English, giving hilarious lessons on how to interpret facial expressions and when to use specific phrases.
Note: This show is recommended for those aged 16+.
(5) Paris Plages City Beaches
Every summer between mid-July and early September, the banks of the River Seine become home to pop-up beaches in the middle of the city.
This annual, free summer fun is open to everyone and a draw for both locals and visitors.
The beaches are generally open from 9:00 am to midnight and you can find the main one on the right bank between the Louvre and City Hall.
You’ll see sand, swimming pools, and live music depending on the day.
(6) The Liberation of Paris Festivities
2019 is the 74th anniversary of the celebration of the end of over four years of Nazi occupation during World War II.
On August 25, images will be projected on the side of Paris City Hall that illustrate the historical events and commemorate those who died fighting for the French Resistance from 17:00 – 18:00 (5:00 pm – 6:00 pm).
You’ll find music and dancing in front of Hotel de Ville that start at 21:00 (9:00 pm).
For the past 20 years, the Treteaux Nomades traveling festival has closed out the summer in Paris. This year, performances will happen from August 26 – September 8 in a variety of places.
You can find poetry readings, music concerts, burlesque theatre, plays, and other performances in venues such as Arenes de Montmartre, Hotel de Beauvais, and parks. There will surely be a show and an atmosphere to suit everyone.
While dialogue-heavy shows might be difficult to understand for those who don’t speak French, dances and concerts should be universally understandable.
(9) Take a Food Tour
French food is famous all over the world, and for good reason. So when you visit Paris it’s the perfect time to sample as many dishes as possible.
Food tours are the easiest way to get a local guide to point you in the direction of all the best food options.
One of the best free museums in the city is the Paris Museum of Modern Art. This museum holds a wide array of impressive contemporary works, including paintings, mixed-media installations, and sculptures.
The Louvre started out as a palace for French royalty and is now one of the world’s most famous museum.
Almost everyone will recognize the glass pyramid outside the museum as well as the impressive architecture.
You can see the Mona Lisa and visit at almost any time of day, as they’re open late several days a week. If you want to see the most impressive view of the pyramid outside we recommend going after dark.
The City of Lights certainly has no shortage of culture to explore, attractions to visit, and things to do. This post contains our top 10 list of things to do in Paris, as well as the best things to do for free, with your kids, and at night.
Here is our list of the absolute top 10 best things to see and do in Paris, including tours, palaces, music, and other attractions. Don’t forget to look at our tour information if you want a guide to the city.
The Louvre started out as a palace where French royalty lived, and is now one of the most famous museums in the world. It is instantly recognizable by the glass pyramid that sits in the courtyard and the lavish architecture that makes up the palace.
On the inside, you’ll find the famous Mona Lisa painting as well as other masterpeices. And the great thing about the Louvre is that you aren’t restricted to daytime entry! The museum is open late multiple days per week.
On Wednesdays and Fridays, they are open until 21:45. And although it can get crowded, the doors are open for free between 18:00 and 21:45 on the first Saturday of every month.
For a breathtaking view of the large pyramid, we recommend visiting after the sun goes down!
(3) See the Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is almost synonymous with Paris. It is a symbol of the city and one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. You can get a great view of the tower from the grassy park that is right below it for free. If you go that route, bringing along a picnic to eat while admiring the view is the perfect way to spend a few hours.
The view from the observation decks are also impressive. You have the option of climbing the stairs or taking the elevators. In both cases, we recommend purchasing tickets in advance, or using a tourist pass that includes skip-the-line access, to avoid waiting in too many lines.
(4) Parisian Parks
There are a multitude of beautiful parks to visit in Paris. Whether you want to escape the crowded streets, eat a picnic lunch, or have kids who want to run around and play, there is a park for you to enjoy.
Parc du Champ de Mars is the green space next to the Eiffel Tower, and perfect for a picnic.
Jardin de Luxembourg is an impressive paid playground that many local children love.
Parc des Buttes-Chaumont has beautiful, shady footpaths for walking and running.
Le Petite Ceinture is an interesting former railway line that is now a lovely and less-well-known green space.
The Palace of Versailles is a massive estate approximately 40 minutes outside of Paris that is both beautiful and historically significant. It has seen many important events such as the Peace Treaty signing between the Germans and Allies for WWI.
Versailles is definitely worth seeing, but its popularity makes it likely you’ll have to wait in long lines unless you plan ahead.
If you’re with the family, keep in mind that many tournaments have play areas with games for the kids to enjoy. For more family-friendly outings, take a look at the section below.
(7) See the Moulin Rouge
That famous cabaret with the iconic windmill is still one of the most popular shows in Paris. The Moulin Rouge is defined by extravagant costumes and beautiful performers.
There are plenty of opportunities to see the show. We recommend booking a spot several months in advance as they usually sell out quickly.
Keep in mind that there is a dress code to enter the Moulin Rouge. No sports shoes or sportswear or shorts are allowed to be worn.
(8) Find Live Music Every Day of the Week
Take a stroll down Champs-Elysees to see a wide variety of street performers singing or playing their instruments. If you enjoy what you hear, we recommend tipping!
Of course, Paris is a hub of cultural experiences. There are Opera and Ballet performances widely available almost every night of the week, and the artists are some of the best in the world.
If you’re looking to find a concert with someone like Maroon 5 or Elton John, take a look at the schedule of the AccorHotels Arena.
(9) The Food Scene
French food is famous all over the world for being delicious, high-quality, and exotic. From crepes to Macarons, you won’t find a shortage of delicious pastries or sweets. And if you don’t know where to start, why not a Parisian food tour?
Many of these places are great for family time or for entertainment at night.
(10) See More with a City Pass
Want to see it all in Paris? A tourist pass will allow you to save 50% or more by bundling up the attractions you want to see most and paying for just one pass. You can find all-inclusive packages which give you free entry to a number of locations, or passes that give you discounts to specific tours and locations.