Why is April a great time to visit Paris? Here at Come To Paris we've put our heads together to help you make the most of your time in Paris this April. What's more we've checked through the exhibits, events and theatrical spectaculars to come up with our list of must-see goings-on. Paris in April. What a treat!
Paris Weather in April
"April in Paris, chestnuts in bloom, holiday tables under the trees". The words of the popular song, performed most notably by Ella Fitzgerald, sum up the appeal of the City of Light in April. The weather's ideal for your leisurely stroll around the city's streets. Expect temperatures between 7 and 15°C, with 11 days of uninterrupted sun on average. Take a river cruise to see the architectural wonders of Paris glide by in the soft sunlight, or as evening draws in. Museums and monuments are quieter than later in the year so there's plenty of time to linger. Take an extra layer in your bag for those cooler moments. Sunset is between 7.30pm and 8pm, so we'd recommend a dinner cruise on the Seine to enjoy the City of Light at its best, while you enjoy a gourmet meal. Sublime!
Paris is always about culture. There's so much more, too. In April, the city spills out on to the streets and there's a lot to enjoy. If you have a love of animals, a visit to the Paris Zoological Park or the beautiful Menagerie in the Jardin des Plantes, one of the world's oldest zoos, is a must. On the sinuous Seine, meanwhile, a memorable boat trip beckons. Or take advantage of the sunshine to climb right to the top of the Arc de Triomphe. And instead of spending all your time on the Paris Metro, why not take to the top deck of an open top bus with a Paris Open Tour? Or board the Batobus on the Seine, also a hop-on-hop-off service, designed so you can travel as slowly or as fast as you like. Perfection!
April 2019 Agenda
April 3 to 7 - Paris Art Fair at the Grand Palais
April 6 - International Pillow Fight Day, at the Place de la République
April 5 to June 2 - Foire du Trône
April 14 - Paris Marathon
from April 27 to May 8 - Foire de Paris, at the Porte de Versailles