Best time to visit paris
Replies: 18 - Last Post: Nov 25, 2013 3:35 PM Last Post By: Kerouac2
Apr 20, 2012 12:10 AM
Apr 20, 2012 12:20 AM
1Best time depends on what you want to do there..it is of course famous for its springtime,so maybe April or May.
Autumn is also nice for me-September/October.Personally I try to avoid July and August.
Anyway,there are pretty much always tourists there...I guess the quietest period would be January/February......
Like weather...the 'best'things depend on you.What do you want to see? What are your interests?
Apr 20, 2012 1:41 AM
Apr 20, 2012 1:41 AM
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'Best' time to go....
What's the best time for anything?
Depends if you want to walk around in a T-shirt and shorts, or throw snowballs at each other.
Paris can be incredibly hot in the summer - and biting cold during winter.
Most attractions are open all year round - but Paris isn't for me in the winter.
It's one of my favourite cities across the planet - and I wanna see it when it's warm.
Your call - really.
Best of luck with everything.
Apr 20, 2012 2:08 AM
4You may want to avoid July and August because of the hords of tourists - I find May and September to be perfect for tourism (there's still a rather pleasant weather in september).
As for what to visit, my advice would be to focus on palaces (versailles, fontainebleau), Louvre museum, and take some time to visit the city by foot in the old districts & city center so that you could see the most famous monuments and feel the city atmosphere. If you want to have a relaxing day out of the city, considering going to GIverny Monet gardens (1hour from paris)..
Apr 20, 2012 3:15 AM
5I actually like Paris in August because a lot of Parisians are on holiday then. So, less people around. And usually nice weather.
Apr 20, 2012 4:11 AM
Apr 20, 2012 8:13 AM
7I love Paris in the spring time
I love Paris in the fall
I love Paris in the summer when it sizzles
I love Paris in the winter when it drizzles
I love Paris every moment
Every moment of the year
Apr 20, 2012 8:30 AM
8I visited Paris in April last year. It was perfect there was not to much tourists and we didn't do a lot of waiting-in-the-lines. The weather was also great, it wasn't to hot and it wasn't cold at all. We were walking around just in shirt.
Apr 20, 2012 9:02 AM
9Anytime is a good time to visit Paris. One of my favorite times of year is Christmas. It's a magical time to visit. Where to go - all the standard places:
2. Eiffel tower
3. Notre Dame
4. Arc de Triomphe
5. The Marais
8. Luxembourg Gardens
9. Paris Department Stores
10. Tuilerie Gardens
Apr 21, 2012 1:52 AM
10Yes, it really depends on your preferences as a traveler.
Personally, I love Paris in May because the weather is pleasant, still not as many tourists compared to June and July, and a lovely time see the Luxembourg and Tulieres (sp?) gardens! I like to spend my time outdoors and not a huge museum/art gallery type of gal so below are my personal fave things to do:
1) Walk around Montmarte, by the Sacre Coeur area - - The sunsets there are amazing although busy with people - it's still a fantastic experience. Most times, they have free live entertainment at night too! Last time I was there, everyone was sitting at the steps of Sacre Coeur singing to "Let it be" by the Beatles!
2) Have a picnic by the Eiffel Tower. Sound cliche? I know, I know..but it's still great and you save some great money if you have picnics in Paris rather than eating out! But...
3) If you do want to find an authentic French restaurant, I highly recommend Polidor's which is near La Sorbonne University. It is a place that Hemingway used to frequent...they have the BEST chocolate pie and beef bourgignon. Great prices too!!
4) Pont Des Arts bridge at night. A beautiful bridge that has beautiful scenery all round...it's all lit up and has all those cute love locks on it. My boyfriend placed on there last time! hehe!
5) The narrow streets near Notre Dame Cathedral. The whole area is fantastic for strolling around and buying a few souvenirs!
6) Bel Canto restaurant is a great dining experience IF you want to splurge for one night, great fancy dinner and the whole staff there sings Opera!!
7) As I had mentioned earlier, the Gardens of Paris are lovely in the spring/summer. The flowers are in bloom, and it's uber romantic. Luxembourg gardens!! Do it! :)
8) If you want to see all of Paris but don't want to waste your money on taxis or find the bus system to be confusing, you can do the Batobus which is a big hop on/hop off boat that has about 8 big landmark stops. It's about 15 euros for the whole day!
Well, there you have it. I hope this list helps you out and you maaaay be able to squeeze all of that in 5 days. Good luck! Oh, and if you want to see past pictures of my trip from Paris and random tips, you can find it on my blog too - Cathy Trails
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Jun 4, 2013 9:36 AM
14I like Paris in June.
You can walk on the banks of the Seine, visit Montmartre.
In October Paris is very romantic
August , there are less people in the metro.
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