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Ultimate Guide to Paris in Fall: What to do +What to wear +What to Pack

Planning to visit Paris in the fall? This guide will show you all the unique things to do in autumn in Paris plus what to wear and what to pack for a capsule wardrobe for Paris in the fall.

If you were wondering what should I wear in Paris in the fall of 2022? Or what do the French wear in the fall? Keep reading!

What to Wear in Paris in the Fall
@clairerose

Is Paris worth visiting in October?

Traveling during late September, October and November is a wonderful time to visit Paris.

5 Reason to visit Paris in Fall

1. It’s less crowded

You’ll be able to visit Paris sights and museums easily without th​​e long lines and crowds.

2. Experience Paris as a local

Strolling the streets of Paris in the fall will make you feel more like a local than if you visit during high season like the month of August. You can walk among the true Parisians shopping in the Marais or the streets of Saint-Germain.

3. It’s less expensive.

During fall  is often a less expensive time to travel. You can probably find a cheaper price than you would during the summer craziness or in spring.

4. Everything is open

During August many places will close for the holidays, which means that a lot of the restaurants, shops, and cafés you would love to visit while in Paris might be closed. But always double check even during the fall season  for Sundays and Mondays though, since those days can be exceptions in Paris.

5. Parks and gardens look like watercolor paintings

No season is as beautiful as autumn is in Paris. The parks of Paris turn yellow, orange, and bright red.

Paris weather in October

WHAT TO DO IN PARIS IN THE AUTUMN

Some of the best things to do in Paris in the fall is to take in the change of colors in the city. Some of the best places to see the fall colors are the Parisian parks, including the Jardin des Tuileries and Luxembourg Gardens.

If you head to one of the parks, I recommend grabbing a good book and a hot chocolate and spending an afternoon watching people-watching here. 

Hot Chocolate at Angelina

Hot chocolate at Angelina is a great way to warm up on colder days. To avoid long lines, try to go on a weekday.

You can take it across the street to the Tuileries gardens if you visit the location on Rue de Rivoli.

Picnic at the Eiffel Tower

You can grab wine, bread, and cheese from a nearby market or on Rue Cler the main sightseeing and museums ( 7eme area).Toast with a glass of champagne with friends or a loved one.

What to do When it Rains in Paris?

If it is your first time in Paris, make sure to save time for the main sightseeing and museums.

Save the museums for rainy days and do not miss the Musée d’Orsay

Is November a good time to visit Paris?

Is November a good time to visit Paris?

The weather starts to cool down and can be downright unpredictable at times.

weather Paris France

FALL WEATHER IN PARIS FRANCE

Fall weather in Paris is a bit chilly with a mix of a few sunny days and some rainfall. Early September might have warmer days but from late November, the days leading to Paris winter are colder.

On average, temperatures will be between 17°C (62°F) high and 8°C (46°F) low. 

Paris fall temperature in September: 21°C (70°F) high and 12°C (53°F) low.

Paris fall temperature in October: 16°C (61°F) high and 10°C (50°F) low.

Paris fall temperature in November: 11°C (52°F) high and 6°C (43°F) low.

What should I wear in Paris in November?

Deciding what to wear in Paris in the fall can be challenging. The key to packing for Paris in the fall is to plan for layering! 

Often, fall mornings in Paris are cold, but by the early afternoon, the sun comes out and warms up the temperatures. 

For this reason, you may want to remove an outer layer later in the day.

Make your clothes work well for you in terms of being able to mix and match. I recommend leaning into neutrals. As in terms of colors, French women stick to neutral tones such as white, gray, beige, or nude.

White, light gray basic tops are essentials of the French fall wardrobe. In the fall season, French women love to combine a basic top with a blazer, jeans, and a pair of converse or boots. 

A PARIS PACKING LIST FOR FALL

how to dress in fall in paris
@wendyswan

What to wear in Paris in Fall- TOPS

  • Light undershirts: Camis and short sleeve t-shirts are a great way to add a little bit of extra warmth under your heavier layers.
  • Long-sleeve Shirts: Great for warmer fall days. These could be form fitting or loose, button-up, Oxford shirts.
  • Sweaters: Versatile Cardigan or sweaters

Definitely bring some thick sweaters with you to Paris in the fall! I love a good cashmere sweater or I also rely on striped sweaters for chillier Fall days in Paris. 

Striped Sweater and Blazer with Jeans

You can’t go wrong with a striped sweater with a blazer and paired with jeans. It’s perfect for exploring Paris. It’s classic French girl style.

French Chic Style fall
@clairerose

What to wear in Paris in Fall-BOTTOMS

  • Black Pants: A nice pair of black pants for going out.

High waisted trouser paired with sneakers

  • Jeans: 2 pairs of comfortable jeans.

Jeans are some of the must-have clothes to wear in Paris in the fall. They can work on all occassions and you can wear them several times for those who prefer to pack light.

Whether it’s walking around the streets of Paris, visiting museums, or even going out at night, jeans will always be there for you.

what jeans are in style in France
@leiasfez

What Jeans are in style in France?

High-waisted, straight-leg jeans are the most popular jeans in Paris today. Want to look like a Parisian? Then go for a pair of converse particularly in black and they add a great sporty, chic edge to any look

If you have space, then you should bring a skirt.

  • Slip Skirt

Slip Skirt with High Boots

You could pair it with high boots.  It’s a great look for Paris because it goes seamlessly from day to night if you don’t want to do an outfit change before dinner.

  • Dresses: You should have 2 dresses with you to Paris in the fall. Casual one for daytime outings

Sweater Dress and Boots

Perfect for Fall & Winter, a sweater dress with boots and a good tailored jacket is a great way to look chic from day to night. 

Fancy one for nice dinners! The Black Dress

A dressed up evening is a must in Paris! For the night you’re heading to a fine dining establishment a little black dress is a must! 

what jeans french women wear
@clairerose

What to wear in Paris in Fall-OUTWEAR

  • Light Jacket: bring along a light fall jacket for the warmer autumn days in Paris! 

The Plaid Blazer

An oversized blazer in a print is such a versatile piece.It fits well over thinner sweaters so it’s great if you are starting the day with a cooler morning but then want to lose a layer as the sun comes out. 

Black Tweed Blazer with a light sweater and Jeans

 In my book you can never go wrong with a light sweater, a blazer and a pair of dark jeans. It will also make you look casual but smart like most Parisians look on a crisp fall day. 

  • Trench Coat: Paris is known for its rainy days, so try to bring a trench coat or waterproof jacket with you.

The Trench Coat with Black Pants 

You should never go to Paris without a trench coat. It’s the perfect piece when you travel to Paris and it always brings together an outfit. Pair it with a black pants, jeans or over a dress. 

  • Heavy Coat

I absolutely recommend bringing at least one heavy coat with you in case the temperatures dip into the 30s, which is entirely possible during autumn in Paris! 

which sneakers wear parisians
@clairerose

What to wear in Paris in Fall-SHOES

  • Walking Shoes: bring at least 1 comfortable pair of walking shoes with you.. Parisians wear sneakers, but not running shoes. 

Try a pair of classic Converse or veja sneakers, which are super trendy in Paris.

  • Fall Boots: are a must-have to look chic while visiting Paris. You could choose ankle boots or knee-high boots, whichever you prefer!
  • Heels: if you plan to go out to dinner, then don’t forget to bring a pair of nice high heels to Paris!
@leiasfez

What To Wear In Paris In Fall- ACCESSORIES

  • Bags: 

1 crossbody leather bag 

1 larger tote bag for when I have more to carry while in Paris. Longchamp Pliage totes are the best!

  • Scarves:  2 wool scarves burgundy or navy colored are would be perfect!

You could also bring 1 silk scarf (very Parisian) with you to fit in with the locals.

It’s not a bad idea to bring a hat and gloves as well if you’re traveling to Paris in late fall. And don’t forget to bring an umbrella as it is sure to rain in Paris in the Fall! 

If you were not sure of what to wear in Paris in the fall, I hope that this post has given you all the details to help you pack for Paris fall like a pro.


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