Paris weather

Our guide to the weather in Paris destination during December

7

Average high

2

UV Index

34mm

Monthly rainfall

86%

Humidity

The capital city of France is a year-round city break destination for British travellers. We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Paris, covering the last 12 years up to 2022, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about Paris weather in December.

What's the temperature like in Paris during December?

The temperature reaches around 7℃ during the daytime in December, falling away to 3℃ at night. The UV index will be low at this time of year, so not something to worry about. However, if you're going to be outside for long periods it's always a good idea to apply a small amount of sunscreen to exposed skin.

Does it snow in Paris during December?

Possibly. There's a chance of snow during December but not as much as you might think. Check the local forecast before you leave home so that you can pack appropriate footwear and clothing.

Does it rain in Paris during December?

On average, there will be 13 rainy days during the month, amounting to 34.2mm in total. That's much drier than we see in England during August, and therefore not something to be concerned about. There's a small chance that you'll catch a thunderstorm during your trip.

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Things to do in Paris

Books inspired by Paris

Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood for your Paris holiday

Paris

Edward Rutherfurd

An epic novel following four families over hundreds of years: bound by forbidden loves and marriages of convenience; dogged by vengeance and murderous secrets; torn apart by the irreconcilable differences of birth and faith, and brought together by the tumultuous history of their city. A book which bursts to life in the intrigue, corruption and glory of its people.

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Almost French

Sarah Turnbull

The author met "a very French Frenchman" whilst backpacking around Europe, accepted an invitation to spend a week with him, and never left. This is a perceptive and humorous book about the culture clashes and paradoxes of starting a new life in France.

Suite Française

Irène Némirovsky

A poignant two-part novel about French society at the point of the German invasion of WW2. Originally intended as 4 parts, the author's untimely death in Auschwitz in 1942 prevented the rest from being written. This was discovered and published 65 years later and is now hailed as a masterpiece.

A Year in the Merde

Stephen Clarke

A humorous bestselling novel about what the French are really like from the point of view of an Englishman who moves to Paris to start a new job.

Giovanni's Room

James Baldwin

David meets Giovanni in a bar in Paris and they're drawn into an intense love affair that David can't fully acknowledge. His girlfriend returns from abroad forcing difficult, life-altering decisions and desperate consequences.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Patrick Suskind

A beautifully written and sensuous novel set in 18th century France. An unwanted and "unscented" child is born with an extraordinary sense of smell and uses his gift to become the finest perfumer in France. But his dreams of creating the world's finest perfume bring out murderous instincts. A cult classic, you won't have ever read anything like it!

Paris Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

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14th June 2022 by Italian Trip Abroad

30 romantic things to do in Paris for couples

When it comes to romance, Paris is the city that comes to mind for many people. And for a good reason – there are plenty of things to do in Paris for couples looking to add a little spice to their relationship. It’s no wonder that so many couples choose to celebrate their love there. So, whether you’re looking for a romantic place to eat, someplace special to stay, or something fun and adventurous to do together, Paris has it all. So, if you’re looking for some ideas on how to make your...

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6th April 2022 by PommieTravels

25 hotels in Paris with a view of the Eiffel Tower

One of the most popular Instagram shots seems to be the classic hotel room shot overlooking the Eiffel Tower. You know the photo…influencers in their cozy bathrobes, drinking coffee and tucking into croissants while gazing out their window at the city’s most iconic landmark. But which hotels can you see the Eiffel Tower from? There are actually quite a few hotels in Paris with a view of the Eiffel Tower, so I’ve put together a list of the best ones!...

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28th February 2022 by PommieTravels

Weekend in Paris: Perfect 3 day Paris itinerary

Ah Paris. Fashion capital of the world. Land of baguettes, macarons and cute cafés. There’s no doubt that Paris is an incredibly chic and cosmopolitan city, with lots of things to see and do for both first time and returning visitors. If you’re thinking about spending a weekend in Paris, I’ve put together a 3-day itinerary that covers all the major attractions and things to do. You’ll see major landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame, plus you’ll get to explore some...

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23rd November 2021 by Kirsty Leanne

A guide to climbing the Eiffel Tower, Paris

When you visit the city of love, one of the top things that should be on your list of things to do is a trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Although many people believe that a trip to the top is a waste, the incredible views across Paris and the opportunity to learn the tower’s fascinating history makes it well worth a visit to the top. Before COVID and Paris 2024 renovations started, you could easily reach the tower ticket desks by simply walking under the tower itself. There were ticket...

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13th September 2021 by Inside the Travel Lab

Hidden gems in Paris: The best secret spots in Paris

Move aside Mona Lisa. Had an eyeful of the Eiffel? Here's our inside guide to the best kept secrets in Paris. Uncover our favourite collection of Paris hidden gems. Embrace modern France with a visit to the art and culture-filled Institut du Monde Arabe and sip mint tea while gazing at Parisian rooftops and the bulk of Notre Dame.For a more (ahem) immersive experience, strip off and head to the Hamman at the Paris Mosque (although not in that order.) Once you've recovered from the vigorous...

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18th February 2021 by Andy

Free things to do in Paris

Known as one of the world’s most romantic cities, Paris can easily be found on anyone’s Bucket List of places to visit. But city life can be expensive so we've put together a list of some of the best things you can do in Paris – for free!Paris Walking TourSandeman organises an excellent and FREE walking tour of the city of Paris that will take you through the city’s top local attractions. Stroll by the banks of the river Seine, stand in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower or discover the...

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1st March 2021 by Inside the Travel Lab

How to spend 4 days in Paris

If you're wondering what to do in Paris in 4 days, I've put together the ultimate guide with more than 30 things to see in Paris. Where should we begin? The world class food or the world class architecture? The history that reaches into almost every part of the world or the icons we all grew up with? The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Mona Lisa and Notre Dame?...

Weather in Paris

Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Paris

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