5 Must-Know Facts About Paris in September
August 28, 2015
There are 2 reasons why September is one of the best months to visit Paris.
First, the weather is great, averaging around 16°C (61°F).
Second, August’s hordes of tourists have vacated the French capital, so you won’t need to worry too much about horribly long lines!
And, after their traditionally long summer vacations, Parisians are back in their city; making Paris the lively capital that everyone enjoys.
So to enjoy Paris to the max this month, here’s your list of the 5 must-know facts about Paris in September.
For Parisians and visitors alike, September is all about “la rentrée”. In other words, it’s back to school. And this is not only for children! Although there are still quite a lot of tourists, many visitors come for business. As a result, the iconic monuments and museums of Paris have fewer visitors, especially at the end of the September. For those that enjoy living à la Parisian, September is perfect as the locals still have their relaxing summer souvenirs in mind and none of the urban stress. But this also means one thing: its back to heavy traffic and cramped buses and metros!
Paris is a cultural city, but since almost everyone takes summer holidays in July-August, these summer months don’t offer anything new. But now that everyone’s back at work, things start to happen. A lot of new exhibitions held in the major museums of Paris start in September. For Fall 2015, click here to find out which upcoming exhibitions we recommend.
For the hotel rates, the prices are slightly lower than the 2 summer months, but they are nowhere near the very low prices of winter season. After all, the rules of supply and demand dictate that prices should be kept high as the flow of tourists and businesspeople is high as well!
Paris goes through the classic transition from summer to fall during September. The days become shorter and the weather begins to cool down to an average of 16°C (61°F). Although rainfall is minimal, be sure to pack an umbrella and water-resistant shoes. That being said, you should also be sure to bring your sunscreen and sunglasses as the sunny days are always right around the corner.