There is always an appointed time for everything and your vacation plans to Paris are no exemption to that. You ought to determine the right pace especially that this French metropolis experiences four kinds of season. It is pretty much an advantage to get acquainted with the weather because you might end being sick in a distant land and end up ruining your special trip.

* January

The Christmas shopping season is over, but the country’s semi-annual government-regulated sales begin. In the Pyrenees and Alps, the ski seasons are beginning to gain steam as snowfall increases. Paris weather: Average high temperature is 7 degrees celsius/44 degrees farenheit, and the average low is 2 celcius, 36 farenheit. Average number of days with snow is four in the month.

* February

February is an ideal time to visit France if you are a snow sports enthusiast. The annual Carnaval or Mardi Gras celebrations begin. Besides, what could be more romantic than spending Valentine’s Day in Paris? Paris weather: Average high temperature is 7 degrees celsius/45 degrees farenheit, and the average low is 1 celcius, 34 farenheit. Average number of days with snow is four in the month.

* March

The ski season is enjoying its last busy month. The first of the incredible and amazing Easter candy displays begin to appear in candy shops and chocolateries. You could even catch some of the first blooms of the new season, signs that springtime is close at hand. Paris weather: Average high temperature is 11 degrees celsius/51 degrees farenheit, and the average low is 3 celcius, 38 farenheit. Average number of days with snow is two in the month, with average days with precipitation of some sort at eighteen.

* April

Spring is sprouting everything green and flowery to life. The country is lush and vibrant. This is a wonderful time to indulge in hiking, horseback riding and other outdoor adventures. Paris weather: Average high temperature is 14 degrees celsius/57 degrees farenheit, and the average low is 6 celcius, 42 farenheit. Average number of days with snow is one in the month, with average days with precipitation of some sort at seventeen.

* May

The weather is warm, but still mild and comfortable. There are many events, festivals and activities to keep visitors busy. One event, the Cannes Film Festival, attracts celebrities and commoners from throughout the globe. Paris weather: Average high temperature is 18 degrees celsius/64 degrees farenheit, and the average low is 9 celcius, 49 farenheit. Average number of days with precipitation is sixteen.

* June

The tourist season is definitely here, but it hasn’t peaked yet. The weather is beautiful. The crowds may be annoying but it does not matter because attractions have long hours and festivals are plenty. Paris weather: Average temperature is 22 degrees celsius/72 degrees farenheit. Average rainfall is 56 millimeters, or 2.2 inches.

* July

Beach destinations are bustling and outdoor markets are bursting with activity. Tour de France storms through the country. Bastille Day revelry is everywhere. Depending on your destination, the weather can be a bit too balmy. Paris weather: Average temperature is 24 degrees celsius/75 degrees farenheit. Average rainfall is 57 millimeters, or 2.2 inches.

* August

Most people get the month of August off in France, meaning you may find some shops are closed. Still, attractions are usually open and it can be a bit quieter than the rest of the year. The South of France tends to be quite packed this year, as many northerners head to the beaches. Paris weather: Average high temperature is 24 degrees celsius/75 degrees farenheit, and the average low is 13.9 celcius, 57 farenheit. Average rainfall is 55.2 millimeters, or 2.2 inches.

* September

The tourist season is winding down, but you still get most of the positive aspects of summertime like warm weather and extended hours at attractions. The prices at hotels and for airfare start to dip a little. The evenings, especially in the north, begin to have that cool, crisp touch to the air. Paris weather: Average high temperature is 21 degrees celsius/70 degrees farenheit, and the average low is 13 celcius, 55 farenheit. Average rainfall is 53 millimeters, or 2.1 inches.

* October

The leaves are turning as already-picturesque French villages surrender to autumn. As the peak tourist season has passed, there are fewer lines and crowds, but more bargains on hotels and airfare. Paris weather: Average high temperature is 15 degrees celsius/59 degrees fahrenheit, and the average low is 8 celsius, 46 fahrenheit. Average number of days with precipitation is seventeen in the month.

* November

There are countless festivals and events to herald the arrival of the Beaujolais Nouveau wine. Towards the end of the month, the Christmas markets start getting under way. The best part of the crowds have dissipated and the hotel rates are dipping, yet the temperatures aren’t insanely cold yet in most of the country. Paris weather: Average high temperature is 9 degrees celsius/49 degrees farenheit, and the average low is 4 celcius, 39 farenheit. Average number of days with snow is one in the month.

* December

December is the most magical and mesmerizing time to visit. There are Christmas markets throughout the country, including the centuries-old Strasbourg. Storefronts are decked in lights and delicate ribbons for the holidays. The month’s finale is New Year’s Eve with lots of pyroworks display. Paris weather: Average high temperature is 7 degrees celsius/45 degrees farenheit, and the average low is 2 celcius, 36 farenheit. Average number of days with snow is two in the month.