Paris Weather October Averages, France
What's The Weather Like in Paris in October?
Paris is enjoyable in October as the weather is mild and the city is less crowded than in the peak summer months. With an average of six hours of sunshine each day, there's plenty of daylight to explore this exciting city.
Is Paris Warm In October?
The average daily temperature is 12°C with highs of 16°C and lows of 10°C.
Is Paris Rainy In October?
With an average of 25mm of rainfall over 13 days, there's a good chance you'll experience a shower or two, so be prepared and bring an umbrella.
The sea temperature for the nearest coastal location to Paris in October is 16°C. Although some swimmers may be able to handle it, this temperature is generally considered to be too cold to enjoy a dip.
Is Paris Windy In October?
The wind speeds fluctuate greatly over the course of a typical October, usually falling between 1 m/s and 6 m/s.
You can check the Paris weather forecast here.
Paris Hotels in October
Hotel Jardin Le Brea
The three-star Hotel Jardin Le Brea is situated in the heart of Montparnasse, near the Latin district and Saint Germain des Prés. This recently-renovated hotel is decorated in a modern way, with bright, warm colours and features 23 standard and superior single, double, twin and triple guestrooms. each room features flat-screen international TV, free WiFi access and private bathroom with bath and shower. Superior rooms come with the same amenities but are larger.
Onsite services and facilities include continental breakfast served in the dining room or your guestroom, free WiFi access throughout, complimentary Nespresso coffee, bar which serves alcohol and soft drinks and free international newspapers. Nearby points of interest include Montparnasse Tower and Jardin du Luxembourg, 700m and 500m away, respectively.
Helzear Rive Gauche
If you'd rather stay in an apartment than a hotel room, check out Helzear Rive Gauche. This complex is made up of 14 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments suitable for one to seven adults. Each apartment is decorated in a contemporary way and comes complete with living room with flat-screen TV and iPod docking station; kitchenette with oven, microwave, hob, fridge, freezer and cooker; private bathroom and separate bedroom with queen-sized bed.
Free WiFi access is available throughout and meals can be booked in advance and eaten in your apartment. Although services and facilities are limited, since the complex is comprised of self-catering apartments, cafes, bars, restaurants, shops and supermarkets are within a ten-minute walking radius.
Hotel Astoria Opera
The three-star Hotel Astoria Opera is situated in a quiet street, just a short walk from the Gare Saint Lazare with direct acess to the Champs Elysees and the Montmartre district via a ten-minute metro ride. Accommodation comes in the form of 86 single, double, twin and triple standard and superior rooms, plus apartments, each of which features satellite TV, free WiFi access, heating and private bathroom with bath and shower.
Superior rooms come with the same facilities but are slightly larger, whereas the apartments are significantly larger and can sleep up to four guests. Within the hotel you'll find free WiFi access throughout, breakfast served in the breakfast room or your guestroom, open bar and room service. Children under two years old can stay for free.
Hotel Saint Christophe
For accommodation in the Latin Quarter, consider Hotel Saint Christophe. Within easy access of Notre Dame, St Germain des Pres and Jardin des Plantes, this three-star hotel is ideally located for exploring the city. Here you'll find single, twin and double rooms, each of which comes with flat-screen TV with international channels, WiFi access and private bathroom with bath or shower (according to your preferences) hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.
Onsite services and facilities include free WiFi access throughout, breakfast buffet served in the breakfast room and paid public parking nearby. Thanks to its central location, bars, supermarkets, outdoor markets and restaurants are all within a 100m radius. Children under two years old can stay here for free.
The Source Hotel is perfect for central accommodation at an affordable price, with great links to Montmartre, Sacre Coeur, outdoor markets, Moulin Rouge, Pigalle and the Stade de France, thanks to the metro station just across the road.
This three-star hotel provides accommodation in the form of 34 fully-renovated and cosy single, double, triple and family rooms, each of which features flat-screen satellite TV, WiFi access, heating and private bathroom with hairdryer.
Within the hotel you'll find a breakfast buffet served in the dining room, free-to-use computer with WiFi access, hot and cold drinks vending machine and lounge. There are many bars and restaurants within the local area which the reception staff are happy to make reservations for.
Restaurants and Bars
Le Bistrot d'Yves
Le Bistrot d'Yves located along rue Cardinet is an ideal place to spend an evening sampling delectable French and European cuisine. The staff are very attentive but intrusive, and the owner is often attending tables to make sure customers are satisfied with their meal. The steak dishes here are hugely popular, with a creamy peppercorn sauce, as well as the equally delicious and fresh fish tartare starter. For a sweet choice, the caramel fondant is a winner, oozing with hot, caramel sauce encased in a gorgeous chocolate sponge!
Da Vito / Moonshiner is a pizzeria on the front, serving delicious Neapolitan-style pizzas however, walk through to the back of this restaurant and through the walk in freezer door, to then discover a hidden retro themed, classy cocktail bar (Moonshiner). The cocktail menu is rather quirky and unusual, but the knowledgeable bartenders can happily explain each one. If you're a fan of Gin, then the Lover's Last Sip is a definite.
Things to do in Paris in October
Musee du Louvre
A trip to Paris isn't complete without stopping by the Musee du Louvre, on the Right Bank in the 1st arrondissement. This gallery is one of the most famous in the world and is home to the internationally-renowned Mona Lisa portrait and world-famous Venus de Milo statue.
Here you'll find more than 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century which are divided between themed temporary and permanent exhibitions which cover more than 60,600 square metres.
The best way to experience the art gallery is by signing up for one of the guided tours. But if you're on a tight budget, you can download one of the app guides or follow the thematic visitor trails instead. After you're finished exploring the art gallery, chill out in one of the cafes or restaurants before hitting the gift shop on your way out.
Flight Experience gives you the opportunity to be a pilot for a day and take the controls of a simulation Boeing 737-800. This popular attractions was the first to open its doors to the public and offers an experience for all levels from absolute beginners to professional pilots. Each simulation takes place in an entry-level training device and you'll be accompanied by a fully qualified pilot in case you need assistance.
There are several different itineraries to choose from, including single flights, scenic flights, city circuits, multi-city fliers and ultimate flights which you can share with up to two other friends or family members. Flight experience is open every day from 10am until 10pm.
For something more historical, how about visiting Les Catacombes? These catacombs are underground ossuaries which hold the remains of around six million civilians, earning them the title of "The World's Largest Grave". Les Catacombes has been open to the public since the late 18th century and has regularly hosted temporary exhibits ever since. In 2014, the main exhibition was "The Sea in Paris" which allowed visitors to learn all about the geological heritage of the catacombs which began around 45 million years ago. Details about this year's main exhibition have yet to be reveleaed, so check the website closer to the time to see what will be on during your holiday. In addition to signing up for the temporary exhibition, you can also go on a catacomb discovery tour available in English at least once each week to find out everything there is to know about the underground cemetery.
The Musee National des Arts Asiatiques-Guimet is a fantastic place to visit if you're looking for a break from French art and culture. This exotic museum provides you with a direct route to Asia through all sorts of artwork, ranging from Buddha figures and Samurai armour made in Japan to Indian textiles and Chinese fine art.
In addition to the permanent collections, you'll find ongoing workshops, activities and events suitable for all ages here. Highly regarded as the largest museum devoted to Asian art in Europe, the Musee National des Arts Asiatiques-Guimet is also home to a café and a bookshop where you can pick up gifts for friends and family back home.
Montmartre is one of the most popular neighbourhoods in Paris and it's no wonder why. With winding streets to explore, plenty of tourist attractions, cafes, wine bars, restaurants and shops, there's loads to see and do here. This section of Paris always has a very colourful atmosphere, with locals and visitors merging together in the streets, boutiques and eateries.
Whilst Montmartre is very pleasant to visit during the daytime, the best time to visit is just before sunset. Grab yourself a glass of wine at one of the many bars and watch the sun set in the distance before the night sets in and the twinkling lights of Paris turn on.
Some of Montmartre's highlights include Sacre Coeur, Place du Tertre, the district of Pigalle and the historic quarter of Nouvelle Athènes.