It's hard to decide which season is the most marvelous in Paris. But if we had to choose one, it would probably be autumn.
During these months, the City of Love acquires a special colour and atmosphere. We don't know if it is the yellow and ochre tones of the leaves that envelop the streets of the city or perhaps the atmosphere, much calmer and more peaceful than in the summer season. It can also be that autumn light that floods the French capital and contributes to every corner being like a story. Whatever it is, visiting Paris in the autumn may be one of the best ideas, as plans and charming corners seem to easily multiply everywhere.
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In search of the autumn colours in the Parisian parks
If there's a time of the year in which it is worth to get lost in Parisian parks, that’s definitely autumn.
To enjoy the beautiful colours of autumn, there is nothing better than entering the Parisian parks. At this time, different shades of green, brown and yellow merge in the environment, giving rise to landscapes that seem painted more than real. This season is a good time to discover how beautiful the gardens of the Royal Palace, the Tuileries or Luxembourg, among others, can be.
Emblematic monuments without lines
After the hustle and bustle of summer, Paris slowly returns to its normal rhythm. Most of the tourists return home and the French capital shows its calm and pleasant side. Autumn is, in fact, a good opportunity to visit the most important monuments without having to endure long waiting lines. Can you imagine having the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and the Palace of Versailles almost for yourself?
Take advantage of the last days of the terraces
Panoramic view of Paris with autumn lights
Autumn is a season in which the last remains of the warm temperatures of Summer linger faintly, as they’re not yet completely gone. That's why sitting on a terrace for a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate is one of those little whims you can give yourself. Take the opportunity to make a stop in a coquettish cafeteria in the district of Montmartre and enjoy the sunset while you warm your stomach.
Paris, a lot more photogenic
Behold the reddish colour of the leaves in the Luxembourg Gardens or on the Champ de Mars.
The light of Paris in autumn is different and unique. If you are an enthusiast of photography or, simply, if you are looking for a spectacular panoramic view, you won't take long to find it here. In the City of Light, there are several viewpoints that will surprise you particularly at this time of year. Contemplate the city from the top of the Arc de Triomphe or admire the Eiffel Tower from the Champ de Mars, and you will know what we are talking about.
Now that you've taken note of everything that awaits you in Paris, it's time to pack your luggage! If you travel in autumn, don't expect too cold temperatures, although the weather may change from day to day. It's best to be foresighted and put on some warm clothes and an umbrella. The rain can appear from one moment to the next, so don't forget to include shoes and a waterproof bag so you can walk through the streets of Paris without fear of getting your documents and other personal belongings wet.
Our Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation trains take you at full speed to the French capital so that you can see how beautiful it can be with the nuances of autumn.