It is not easy to decide which season favours Paris the most, but if we had to pick one, it would most probably be autumn. This is because during these months, the City of Love acquires a special colour and atmosphere. We don’t know whether it is the yellow and ochre shades of the leaves that blanket the streets of the city, or maybe the environment – much calmer and peaceful than in the summer season. It may also be that autumn lighting that floods the French capital and makes every corner look like something right out of a fairy tale. Whatever the reason, visiting Paris during the fall may just be one of the best ideas, since the plans and charming places seem to multiply.
Enjoying the autumnal colours of Parisian parks
If there's a time of year worth getting lost in the Parisian parks, this is autumn.
If you want to enjoy the beautiful colors of the fall, nothing is better than diving into the Parisian parks
. In this time of year, the different green, brown and yellow shades blend with the environment, giving way to landscapes that seem painted rather than real. This season is a good time to discover how beautiful the Gardens of the Royal Palace
, the Tuileries Garden
or the Luxembourg Gardens
can get, among others.
Iconic monuments without standing in line
After the summer bustle, Paris slowly returns to normal. Most tourists return home, and the French capital shows its most serene and pleasant side. In fact, the fall provides a good opportunity to visit the most important monuments without having to endure long lines. Can you imagine having the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and the Palace of Versailles almost all to yourself?
Take advantage of the last few days of the terraces
Panoramic of Paris with autumn lights
Autumn is a season in which warm temperatures make their last few appearances, but haven’t left just yet. This means that sitting in a terrace to have some coffee, tea or hot chocolate is one of those little things you can do to pamper yourself. Take the opportunity to stop by a coquettish café in the Montmartre quarter and enjoy the sunset as you warm your stomach.
Paris, much more photogenic
See the reddish color of the leaves in the Luxembourg Gardens or the Field of Mars
The lighting in Paris during the fall is different, special. If you are a photography enthusiast or if you are simply looking for a spectacular landscape photo, it won’t take long for you to find it here. In the City of Light there are several lookout points that will dazzle you – especially during this time of year. Enjoy the city from the heights of the Arc de Triomphe or admire the Eiffel Tower from the Champ de Mars and you’ll know what we mean.
Now that you have taken note of everything that awaits you in Paris, it is time to pack your bags! If you travel during the fall, the temperature won’t be too cold; however, the weather may change from one day to the next. The best you can do is be prepared and throw in a few warm clothes and an umbrella. Rain can show up at any moment, so don’t forget to add shoes and a waterproof bag so that you can walk the streets of Paris without any fear of getting your documents and other personal items wet.