When to Go

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Paris in November: Why to Embrace the Short, Cozy Days

Many tourists don’t even consider visiting Paris in November, fearing that they’ll be “regaled” with icy rain, miserably dark days and grumpy locals. But while it’s certainly not for everyone– and you occasionally […]

Notre Dame Cathedral in the fall/Image: Creative CommonsNotre Dame Cathedral in the fall/Image: Creative Commons

Paris in September: A Welcome Return After the Lull

  Most locals recognize Paris in September as the true new year. Following a long summer hiatus, residents return home from vacation and get back to work. This is the season of turbo-charged […]

A sunny day at Luxembourg garden. Image: Courtney Traub/All rights reservedA sunny day at Luxembourg garden. Image: Courtney Traub/All rights reserved

Paris in August: How to Enjoy the “High-Low” Season in the Capital

  Carrying on from July’s mass exodus of local residents to beaches in the south of France, Paris in August is an odd and interesting time to be in the capital. It’s arguably […]

Paris Plages at Bassin de la Villette. Image: Courtney Traub/All rights reservedParis Plages at Bassin de la Villette. Image: Courtney Traub/All rights reserved

Best Time to Visit Paris? There’s Just No Easy Answer

  In all the years I’ve covered Paris, the question I’ve been asked more predictably than pretty much any other is  “When do you recommend I go?” Again and again, I’ve disappointed those […]