Paris in the month of May Paris in the month of May

Paris in the month of May

In May, do as you please... If you are asking yourself what to do in Paris in May, during the week, on weekends and on long weekends, Come to Paris has something to fill your cultural and sporting agenda. Would you like to know why Charles Aznavour loved to sing so much that he loved the capital in May? We will explain.

Weather in Paris in May

The month of May is an excellent time to visit the City of Light. The days are longer, the terraces are lively, the sun is usually shining, and the intense heat and summer crowds have not yet arrived. The weather in May is pleasant, with temperatures ranging between 12°C and 20°C on average. Occasional showers may occur, but most days are sunny. What to do in Paris on a rainy day? Simply visit the numerous museums and exhibitions scattered throughout the city.

Ideas for outings

The Night of Museums, which will take place on May 18, 2019, is one of the major cultural events in Paris during the month of May. This date is an absolute must in your calendar. That being said, the Parisian spring is synonymous with visits and outdoor activities. If you are traveling with children, consider spending a day at Parc Astérix, Disneyland Paris, or the Zoo de Vincennes. The Château de Versailles, Fontainebleau, and Vaux-le-Vicomte, as well as the Panoramic Observatory of Tour Montparnasse, could also be part of your itinerary. Fancy navigating and relaxing on the Seine? Take a Batobus at the foot of the Eiffel Tower to admire the main Parisian landmarks from a new perspective. Some boats offer, in addition to beautiful cruises, lunch cruises. It's best to book your tickets in advance to better plan your stay in Paris in May.

May 2019 Agenda

Found our tips useful? To make the most of your trip to Paris in May, Come to Paris has curated the main events of the month for you:

  • May 3rd to May 5th: Everyone to the Opera!
  • May 18th: Night of Museums
  • May 18th and 19th: Steeple-Chase (obstacle horse races)
  • May 20th to June 9th: Roland-Garros (French Open)
  • May 24th: Neighbors' Day Celebration

Exhibitions in Paris in May 2024

If you're visiting Paris in May, you'll have the opportunity to explore several exhibitions in some of the most stunning cultural venues in the city.

Most Booked Shows

Want more? Come to Paris invites you to book your tickets now for the top shows offered in Paris in May 2019.