Paris weather

Our guide to the weather in Paris during September

21

Average high

4

UV Index

22mm

Month rainfall

71%

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 2021, 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 September.

How warm is it in Paris during September?

The temperature reaches around 21℃ during the daytime in September, falling away to 12℃ at night. The UV index will be moderate at this time of year, so not something to worry about for the average person. However, if you're going to be outside for long periods it's worth wearing a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen and UV-blocking sunglasses. Remember that bright surfaces, such as water and sand increase UV exposure.

Does it rain in Paris during September?

On average, there will be 10 rainy days during the month, amounting to 21.7mm 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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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.

Chosen by Stuart

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.

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.

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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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?...

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24th September 2020 by Emma

Announcing 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;...

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1st March 2021 by Inside the Travel Lab

Your 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...

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29th November 2018 by PommieTravels

Tips 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...

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16th February 2021 by Stuart

Review: Paris Catacombs

Make no bones about it, they're creepy! Cata-come and visit! I've been to Paris lots of times and ticked off all the major tourist attractions. So on recent visits I've been starting to look at slightly more obscure or out-of-the-way things to do. I'd wanted to go to the Catacombs in Paris for quite some time, having seen a few photos online. I took the photo attached to this blog during my visit and I'm sure you'll understand my sense of macabre interest in seeing the place for...

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23rd August 2018 by John

Eurostar review: Standard class from Ebbsfleet to Paris

I’ve only travelled on the Eurostar once before. On that occasion, I travelled to Paris and back on a Standard Premier ticket. Eurostar offer three classes of travel; Standard, Standard Premier and Business Premier. They’re kind of equivalent to Economy, Economy Plus and Business class on a flight. At the time of booking the previous trip, Standard Premier was on offer and so the upgrade was an absolute no-brainer. This time around, I thought I’d check out the regular Standard class, to...

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