to visit paris is largely a question of personal taste. The city has a
reliable climate than Britain with uninterrupted stretches of sun or
year-round. However, while it maintains a vaguley southern feel for
crossing the English Channel, Mediterranean it is not. Winter
drop well below freezing, with sometimes biting winds. If you'are
spring and autumn will be mild and sunny. In summer it can reach the
In terms of pure aesthetics, winter sun is the
city's most flattering light, when the pale shades od the older
buildings become luminescent and long shadows criss-cross the parks.
One of the quietest time of year to visit is
during the french summer holydays from july 15 to the end of August,
when large numbers of Parisians flee the city for the coast or
However, a lot of Paris's shops and restaurants will be closed during
period. There is, too, the commercial calendar to consider - fashion
trade fairs and the like. Paris hoteliers warn against visiting
during the months of September and October, and finding a romm even at
the best times can be problematic. Early spring, autumn if you book
ahead, or the midwinter months will be the most rewarding.
Want a private little terrace in Saint-germain des Pres for the sunny
days? Take a look to Studio Mazarine.