Best time to visit Paris?

Aug 10th, 2007, 06:15 AM
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Best time to visit Paris?

I am considering a trip to Paris in April. Is it a good time of year? I hate rain, and if this is the rainy season I'd consider going somewhere else in the Spring.
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Aug 10th, 2007, 06:20 AM
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I am not aware of any particular "rainy season" in Paris per se. You can encounter some drizzling (or even a brief thunderstorm) any time of the year.

However, April and May are one of my most favourite season (as well as Sept-Nov) for visiting the city, as the weather is pleasant and the days are long.
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Aug 10th, 2007, 06:21 AM
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The beginning of April in Paris can be on the cool side. Bring temperature-appropriate clothing, and you should be fine.
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Aug 10th, 2007, 06:34 AM
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I am thinking April 12-20 approximately. Would it be about 55-60?
I am not as concerned with the temperates as with rain. I went to Beldium end of march and it rained all week..same thing happend when I went to Amesterdam in the spring...
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Aug 10th, 2007, 06:44 AM
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On that note, I am looking to do an 8-9 day trip and want to incorporate the Loire Valley..is it nice in April?
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Aug 10th, 2007, 07:17 AM
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We were in Paris this year for a week from April 17 -25. We had expected cool temperatures in upper 50's to lower 60's and brought rain gear. We had wonderful weather! It was light jacket weather when we arrived but after a few days the weather was in the upper 70's. We never saw a drop of rain. April was a really nice month to visit as the flowers and trees were starting to bloom and there were not quite as many tourists. However, this was a warm spring in Paris and it may be entirely different next year. Spring in most places I've been to in Europe can mean rain.
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Aug 10th, 2007, 09:50 AM
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April is variable. There is no bad time to visit Paris, however.
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