November in Paris is a great time to visit because we typically have fewer crowds and the Christmas windows start to go up around the middle of the month at many of the top department stores. Of course, there are always tons of things to do in Paris; including tours, romantic dinners, and lots of sightseeing if this is your first time.
Here are a few tips and insights into what typically happens in Paris.
Why visit in November?
It’s totally worth it to visit Paris in November because you get to wander around inside many museums, covered markets, and passages and even take a few days trips to towns close by like Giverney, Disneyland, Bordeaux, or Beaune.
There’s the 2-week school vacation Touissant from 23rd Oct to 8th November.
Looking for something specific? Feel free to skip around. Here’s what I’ll cover in this article:
The weather in Paris?
What to pack?
Best November Activities
Best places to eat, drink, and stay this month
Weather in Paris
It’s cold in Paris the temperatures drop
11° / 5° and we have on average 9 days of rain.
Make sure you pack a coat in your suitcase.
In order to eat in restaurants, drink in bars, visit museums, etc., you will need the Pass Sanitaire. These three things can count as your pass:
- A negative PCR test from the last 72 hours
- A note that says you have already had the virus
- A vaccination card or QR code
The QR code pass is often simplest to use but can be tedious to get. The instructions for how those outside the EU can get the pass are here: https://www.demarches-simplifiees.fr/commencer/passe-sanitaire-etrangers?locale=en
Best November and News!! Activities
Jean–Michel Othoniel at Petit Palais
IAMDDB at Bataclan Nov 9
Alanis Morrisette at Accor Nov 13
BHV, Galeries Lafayette, La Samaritane starts mid-november
Armistice Day Nov 11
A symbol to end WW1 1918, with a torch lighting ceremony of the unnamed soldier at 11 am Arc de Triomphe
The biggest Christmas market in Paris happens at Tuileries Garden, called La Magie de Noel, The Magic of Christmas. From November to early January. There’s free admission plus anything you spend on food or rides (there’s a big wheel ‘La Grande Rue’ and more rides annually).
You can also take a walk around over to Rue Saint Honore, or discover the boutiques under the Carrousel du Louvre.
Sip mulled wine under the Eiffel Tower with many chalets at this photo-worthy Christmas market; get out at the Bir Hakeim metro from early December.
Eat – Girafe Paris
Make a reservation for dinner with a view of the Eiffel Tower, the food is yummy from a friendly service team
Drink – Le Carmen
Where can you go for a night out in Paris with a little bit of dancing and drinks? Go to Carmen!
In the trendy and nightlife heavy neighborhood of Pigalle, with cool old-world decor, great bar, and hip hop music. The local Parisian fashion crowd loves to hang out here
Stay – Hôtel Rochechouart
Address: 55 Blvd Marguerite de Rochechouart, 75009 Paris
at the foot of Montmartre, this 8 story hotel has a Belle Epoque decor by the duo Anouk and Louis Solanet, and a rooftop bar perfect for a drink with a view.
PARIS TOUR DATES
are open for November – book a one-on-one semi-customizable tour with me!