Paris in March

In March in Paris is arriving a real spring

Paris in March 2024 – is it worth visiting? Weather, air temperature, what to wear, prices in hotels and on excursions. What to do in Paris in early March and later, what to visit in the city and near – studied good Time for Trip.

Let’s figure it out – is spring the time of pragmatists or romantics? Especially its initial phase, which, in relation to most of Europe, is often looking more like winter?

In many ways, of course, it depends on the perception of a particular individual. A pragmatist will notice that the weather in March, whether in Paris, London or Berlin, is unstable. But a less practical citizen, especially having reach imagination, will probably say that this is all nonsense and he feels some vibes in the air that are not typical of winter.

And, of course, this person will be right. Especially if he says it in Paris in March!

In the city that is extremely popular among tourists of all stripes, income and age categories. But on the other hand – in a place, that doesn’t always meet greatly inflated expectations.

Especially when it comes to such an ambiguous in this climatic zone month as March. Unstable, but also very promising time – the opportunities that open up in early spring before a person visiting Paris  literally open up! You won’t get bored – that’s for sure.

Weather in Paris in March

At first, it cannot be recognized as warm and sunny. And at night, the air temperature often drops to +2-4 °C. Even zero are possible – that has the most beneficial effect on the attendance of most popular museums in Paris.

For example, the temperature in Paris at the beginning of March 2023 during the day fluctuated between +6-10 °C. Although at the start of the second decade it pleased the townspeople and visitors with a brief rise to the level of +15 °C.

In the middle of the month, the weather tried not to miss what had been achieved. And during the third decade of March, Paris was warmed by daytime temperatures range from +13 to +17 °C.

Some years at the end of the month the city watched something like +18-21 °C. And actually plunged into the foam of blooming gardens.

However, in the beginning of April 2023 there was an unexpected cold snap t0 the range to +12-14 °C. Either the Arctic cyclone came at the wrong time, as always, or nature simply decided that it was enough to spoil the Parisian population…

Naturally, this does not happen every year.

But the main thing you need to know is that the weather in Paris during March and April is not stable. And always ready to surprise you. Within reasonable limits, of course!

Therefore, you have the right to count, for example, on the fact that on Women’s Equality Day, that is, March 8, Paris will not freeze you. And even more – that the local weather will allow you to participate in a long city tour without any harm to health.

Starting from the middle of the month, you should gradually start forgetting about warm clothes!

There is pretty warm in Paris in the middle of March

Keep in Mind

That at night throughout the month, strong cold snaps are possible. Frosts usually do not happen, but the air temperature after sunset willingly rolls down to winter values.

Humidity is sometimes quite high. But in most cases, it tries not to exceed 70%.

As for the rains, in March they are sometimes quite stormy in Paris, as if they intend to wash the city after the winter. The average rainfall (about 40 mm) is not too high. And the expected number of nasty days typically doesn’t exceed 5-6 per month.

What to Wear

Even if you expect to bring home a lot of gifts from France and deliberately leave an empty space in your suitcase, don’t overdo. Because if to take insufficient warm clothes, you can significantly spoil travel experience. Especially in the modern era, when calls for energy savings are heard everywhere in Europe.

In general, we advise you to take into account all the advantages that a light but warm quilted jacket and boots with thick soles provide. Don’t forget about hoody and sweaters, just in case, take scarves or neckerchiefs with you.

Kids may also need light hats – especially if the plans include a cruise along the Seine or a day-trip to Mont-Saint -Michel.

Many reviews also report the practical value of the umbrella taken. Although someone may prefer to wear a weightless bright raincoat just to leave hands free – for taking a lot of pictures of famous attractions of Paris!

Prices 2024

During this period, they can still please citizens who know how much hotels in Paris cost at the peak of the season. All others, of course, have the right to talk about the high cost.

Since for the amount of 130-150 € per day (for two) you can hardly find a room, as well – far from the city center. And if you do so, for example, in the 10th district, know – it’s a rare luck!

Try to book a room in the cozy Hotel Aulivia Opéra, clean and equipped with all the necessary items even for a demanding tourist. And if it doesn’t work out – someone has already gotten ahead of you – pay attention to alternate options. Which, however, may also be already occupied.

One way or another, we advise you to pay attention to the studio in the Moulin RougeMontmartre neighborhood. It seems to be located in a rather emigrant area, but meanwhile it’s praised in the reviews.

The Sacré-Coeur Basilica is a couple of hundred meters away. Yes, and walking to the famous cabaret Moulin Rouge will not tire – you will have to walk about a kilometer.

The small Studio calme et éclairé proche de Nation in Mésnilmontant looks like a fallback in case you can’t find something better. Although this flet, perhaps, has the only minus – the 20th arrondissement is clearly not the heart of Paris.


When ordering tours of Paris in March, you shouldn’t count on a reduction of price. The maximum that can be saved is 3-5 € per person.

Popular activities include a variety of cruises on the Seine. Indeed, from the board of the river boat you will see almost all the most interesting things that are in Paris. And – for reasonable money: an hour walk will cost 16-18 € per person!

But for a tour around the city center in the company of a experienced guide, you will have to pay from 40-45 €. However, someone will consider this amount not too big a price to pay for the opportunity to hear an erudite person, knowing full of curious facts.

What to Do in Paris in March

Most will probably prefer not to reinvent the wheel and plan to visit the main attractions of Paris never seen before. And in some places, quite possibly, tourists will want to go again.

As it’s no secret, that the collections of the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay will have something that will surprise you for the second or even third time. And the panoramas that open from the platforms of the Eiffel Tower usually give so much joy that it is simply unreasonable not to try to get a new portion of them.

However, you can also try a modern alternative – climb the Montparnasse Tower.

We advise you to visit one or two other art museums in Paris in March. In order to make a deep immersion into the world of beauty precisely at a time when feelings are especially aggravated.

Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe, the Tuileries and Place de la Concorde, the Luxembourg Gardens, the Latin Quarter, the Pantheon and the Sorbonne, Les Invalides? All this can be partially or completely examined during walks around the capital of France waking up after winter.

Paris is beautiful in March

Equally, we advise you to set aside a day or two for sightseeing around Paris. Or go even further – in just a few hours you can reach Amsterdam or London!

Where to Go Nearby

A trip from Paris to Normandy – to visit Mont-Saint-Michel or Rouen – is a must have in terms of any inquisitive travel. Moreover, the beginning of spring on the coast of La Manche is a time of strong tides. So you will have a great chance to observe the majestic natural phenomenon.

The Giverny Museum of Impressionisms is still closed at this time of the year. But nothing will stop you from seeing the collections of the Chantilly Palace. Visit the Compiegne residence of the French kings, get to the literally fabulous castle of Pierrefonds.

Or head south. For example, in the valley of the Loire River, where most of the famous French chateaus live.

Spring comes to these parts a little earlier than to Paris. And therefore, you are unlikely to freeze if you decide to spend the whole day in the parks beginning to turn green.

Someone will decide that March is the time to go to Nice. Although even on a fast train from Paris to the capital of the Cote d’Azur, you can get at least 6 hours.

However, the contemplation of the brightest turquoise of the Mediterranean Sea and the French subtropics beginning to prepare for the high season is worth such an investment of time and effort. Especially if consider that you will find yourself in the regions that many historical figures deliberately visited in early spring.


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Traveling is like a life: the further you go, the more understand. I am not a writer or a journalist, but believe that my real & reach experience gained on trips can be useful. The whole Europe and Turkey are enough for me so far... Spent a lot of time in Turkey, lived in Italy and Spain, visited France and the Czech Republic, Greece and Hungary, now I am exploring Montenegro)

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