Paris is a crowded, super-sized, and fast-paced city. However, it remains one of the most magnificent and beautiful cities in the world. The city features famous monuments as well as golden stone facades and a densely packed collection of villages. Unlike other cities, Paris is characterized by shorter lines, lower airfares, and beautiful Christmas markets.
There is always something new to discover in Paris. A common question asked by most travelers is, when is the perfect time to go to Paris? Well, you can visit the city any time during the year. However, it is important to note that the atmosphere usually differs at different times of the year. Winter features different festivals while Spring and early summer offers the best time for café terraces and city parks. Things take a different turn in August when the city slows down into calmness. Many restaurants remain closed during this time.
November is the perfect time to go to Paris because of the smaller crowds and autumnal traditions. During this time, the airfares are much lower than usual meaning you won’t spend a lot moving around. Paris tends to be calmer each year in November and visitors spend less time getting into the Louvre or Musee Rodin. For café-goers, November offers the perfect time to enjoy a hot lemon rum tea (grod) or a mulled wine (vin chaud) on the city terraces.
Don’t forget to observe local laws and etiquette during your visit regardless of the season. Use formal titles such as Madame, Monsieur, and Mademoiselle when greeting people. Remember to use French since it’s the most used language when greeting others.
The autumn festival is one of the seasonal delights during November and incorporates music, art as well as theater performances. Paris holds a citywide tradition on the third Thursday of November annually during the arrival of the Beaujolais nouveau. The month of November is usually a time for taking a breath before the ensuing of the holiday season.