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 May.
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Books inspired by Paris
Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood for your Paris holiday
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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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 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
23rd November 2021 by Kirsty LeanneA 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...
13th September 2021 by Inside the Travel LabHidden 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...
18th February 2021 by AndyFree 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...
1st March 2021 by Inside the Travel LabHow 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?...
24th September 2020 by EmmaAnnouncing the winner of our Eurostar holiday competition
On Thursday 24rd September we drew the winner of our summer Eurostar holiday competition. From the thousands of valid entries received, twenty were chosen at random and placed in a "hat" (our trusty Cabeau travel pillow bag). Watch the video of Stuart drawing the winner in the Facebook video above.A big congratulations to Sophie-Mai Wilde! Her prize is valid for 12 months, so I'm sure she'll make good use of it once the current travel restrictions are lifted. And thank you to all who entered;...
1st March 2021 by Inside the Travel LabYour guide to a weekend in Paris
From London, the Eurostar train service often makes sense as it's fast, efficient and you arrive right in the centre of the city. For places other than London, flying is probably your best bet. Paris receives a huge number of flights daily and has over 40 000 hotel rooms. For this reason, it's often best to use a flight and hotel comparison and booking engine, such as...
29th November 2018 by PommieTravelsTips for visiting the Louvre in Paris
With that unmistakeable glass pyramid, The Louvre is one of the most iconic attractions in Paris. Because of this, it is incredibly popular with tourists, attracting 7.3 million people per year, so you can expect to be fighting your way through the crowds to catch a glimpse of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa painting. Still it’s worth it, since the museum is home to a huge collection of art works including the Venus de Milo and Winged Victory. Here are my top tips for visiting the...
Weather in Paris
Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Paris