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Visiting Paris in February – The Definitive Guide

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Paris in February offers a special allure. While the city is quieter after the holiday season, it's still lively with cultural events and indoor activities. This is also the perfect time for enjoying the warmth of cozy cafés, visiting museums without the crowds, and taking advantage of the winter sales in shops. It's a prime spot for Valentine's Day celebrations. Don't miss the chance to see Paris covered in a dusting of snow, which adds a magical touch to the already beautiful cityscape.

What makes Paris in February a must-visit?

Paris in February

  • Cozy winter weather - February sees the last of winter weather and yet is manageable with the right clothing. You can still ice-skate in the open and snuggle up in Parisian cafes with hot coffee.
  • Fewer tourists - The lack of crowds means you'll have more space to yourself at iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. It also makes for a more authentic experience in local neighborhoods.
  • Great sales and deals on everything - You can enjoy the end of the winter sales when all stores are offering discounts. Plus, everything from hotels to airfares is discounted during the off season.

Paris Weather in February

February in Paris is one of the coldest months. The average temperature during the day is about 8°C with highs of 12°C and lows of -2°C. Night temperatures are colder with average highs of 3°C and lows of -6°C. There may be a couple of days of snow but expect about 8-10 days of rain.

Paris in February: Things to do


The Eiffel Tower

paris in february - eiffel tower

The Eiffel Tower is an evergreen landmark in Paris that is a must-visit in any season. It’s the spectacular views from the top that keep changing. In February, the grey weather accentuates the timelessness of Paris and turns it into a winter wonderland. Plus, the shorter queues and lesser crowds offer a more relaxed visit.

February Timings
9:30 AM - 12:45 AM, with the last elevator ascending at 10:30 PM


Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France,
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Louvre Museum

paris in january - louvre museum

If you're one to like musing and lingering over your favorite paintings in a peaceful environment, then there's not a better time to visit the Louvre than in January. Exploring the vast collection at your own pace allows for a more intimate experience with the art, making your visit feel exclusive and personal.

February Timings
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Refer here for daily timings


Musée du Louvre, 75001 Paris,
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Seine Dinner Cruise

paris in february - Seine Dinner Cruise

Serenade your partner and enjoy the banks of the Seine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this incredible dinner cruise. The heated batobus will keep you cozy for the entire 1.15-hour long cruise and the 3-course dinner with a glass of wine; will keep you wishing the cruise never ends.


Port Solferino, 23 Quai Anatole france
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Disneyland Paris

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Step into the magical world of Disney with a visit to Disneyland Paris and relive the childhood memories of your favorite characters. Enjoy the special ‘Frozen Celebration’ to indulge in exciting new experiences inspired by Elsa, Anna and her friends' journey. Get immersed in adventures ranging from live shows, musicals to Frozen themed illuminations and parade !

February Timings
Mon - Fri: 9:30 AM - 10 PM
Sat & Sun: 9 AM - 10 PM


Boulevard de Parc, 77700 Coupvray, France
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Moulin Rouge Show with Champagne

paris in february - Moulin Rouge

Paris in February can be intimidating at times and its best to enjoy the city indoors. Without compromising on the fun and glamour, buy a ticket to the best cabaret in town – The Moulin Rouge, and enjoy a scintillating evening in the company of beautiful dancers and talented artists.


Paris City Vision Agency , 2 rue des pyramides,
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Centre Pompidou

paris in february - centre pompidou

Art meets architecture in Europe’s largest museum collection of modern and contemporary art – Centre Pompidou. The building that holds the art is an attraction in itself and is a remarkable example of the 21st-century architecture. The museum holds six permanent exhibitions and temporary exhibitions and art projects.

February Timings
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM


Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris,
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Palace of Versailles

paris in february - palace of versailles

More people visited the Palace of Versailles than the Eiffel Tower in 2017! The Royal Palace of the French Monarchy, it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While you may not see the Gardens in all their splendor, the bare stillness of the estate contrasts with the riches inside the Palace, creating a mystical aura that is hard to find rest of the year!

February Timings
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM


Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles,
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Opera Garnier

paris in february - palais garnier

The Opera Garnier, also known as the Palais Garnier, is the home of the Paris Opera. Opened in 1875, the 1900 seater theatre hosts ballets even today. For those on budget and hard pressed on time, a guided tour of the Opera Garnier is the best way to explore this building. It is a perfect indoor activity for those dreary days of February.

February Timings
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM


8 Rue Scribe, 75009 Paris
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Paris in February: Events to Look Out For

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Valentine's Day Celebrations

14 February, 2024
What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than in the ‘City of Love’? Paris is a lover’s paradise; the city establishments run special offers and events for couples exclusively on February 14th every year. Choose from a luxurious dinner atop the Eiffel Tower, or a romantic dinner cruise on the Seine. The Paris Ballet and Cabarets put up special shows in February, and if not entertainment, choose to enjoy a special dinner at the many cafes and restaurants.

paris in february events

Chinese New Year Celebrations

10 February, 2024
The Chinese community in Paris celebrates the Chinese New Year with a lot of fervor and enthusiasm. There are New Year Parades with traditional Chinese costumes, colorful dragons, the scintillating tunes of the drums and cymbals, funky lion dancers, and a lot of authentic Chinese food to gorge on. There are three major Chinese New Year Parades in the city - Quartier Asiatique (13th Arrondissement), Belleville Parade (10th, 11th, 19th and 20th Arrondissements), and the oldest one at Upper Marais (3rd Arrondissement).

paris in february events

Mardi Gras Parade

13 February, 2024
Paris celebrates Mardis Gras with huge fanfare, so this is something you might not want to miss! Entry is free and you can march along with the crowds! It takes place in the 20th arrondissement and starts at Place Gambetta and goes down Avenue Gambetta past Père Lachaise Cemetery, turns right at Boulevard Ménilmontant and continues along Boulevard de Belleville, turns left on to Rue du Faubourg du Temple and ends at Place de la République. It is a colourful affair involving masks and costumes.

paris in february events

The Pineapple Theif live

23 February, 2024
The Pineapple Thief, one of the leading bands of the modern progressive rock scene, will be performing in Paris in the Élysée Montmartre theatre. An event not to be missed, their concert is set to offer an electrifying night of intricate melodies and dynamic performances.

Paris in February: 5-day Itinerary

Check out our carefully curated itineraries and plan your visit to Paris better. Whether you're visiting Paris for 1 day, 3 days or 5 days; our itineraries packed with top experiences and traveler tips are bound to come handy.

Paris Essentials




Time zoneGMT+2


Country Code+33


Socket Type C & E


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Paris Weather in February

Paris in February is cold and bears the end of the winter. There isn’t a lot of snow or rain but you can expect a downpour or slushy snow once in a while. The temperature averages around 8°C during the day and 3°C in the night with lows reaching up to -3°C. You will not experience many sunny days during the month. The sun sets around 5.45 PM in the first half of February, ending around 6:30 PM at the end of the month.

Where to Stay in Paris

Paris is suitable for all kinds of travelers, their tastes and budgets; here’s some of the best to choose from for your stay in Paris:

What to Pack for Visiting Paris in February

The key to packing for Paris in February is to dress up in layers, to keep warm and toasty. Carry a waterproof jacket and shoes, a thick jacket, and a thin sweater. You can use a combination of these based on your indoor/outdoor requirements. Carry warm gloves, wool and cotton socks, scarves, woolen caps and any other accessory you might need. Also, carry a travel umbrella, and ensure you bring a bag cover or waterproof backpack to protect your belongings.

Getting Around Paris in February

Paris has an efficient and affordable public transport system. It is maintained by the RATP which runs the Metro (Underground), RER Suburban train, Bus, and the Night Bus. The city is mapped out in 6 zones including the suburbs, and all the RATP passes and tickets are valid on all these options.

• Metro – The trains run all day long and are by far, the cheapest mode of transport.
• Bus – Best for last-mile connectivity and to get around in the suburbs.
• RER and Tram – Ideal for transport in the suburbs and very-short distances.
• Night Bus Service – Works from 12:30 AM to 5:30 AM in restricted routes, mostly in the tourist areas.

Paris in February - Must Try Delicacies

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French Onion Soup

The delights of a French Onion Soup are known to the world! A bowl of soup full of caramelized onions and gratineed with croutons and cheese will keep you warm during the winter months. The recipe created in Paris is ideal comfort food for the body and soul.
Where to order: Los Filósofos

paris in february
Fondue Savoyarde

The satisfaction of dipping bread inside a big bowl of melted cheese has almost no equivalent! The French version of Fondue comes from the Savoie region of France and is the ideal food for snowy nights. It is made from French cheeses like Comte, Gruyere, Emmental and a generous dose of garlic.
Where to order: Le Chalet Savoyard

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Aligot is the ultimate version of Mashed Potatoes. The dish belonging to the L’Aubrac region of France is made of mashed potatoes, garlic, cream and lots of melted cheese. Eat it with a side of roasted vegetables and polenta, and you have got yourself a winner!
Where to order: Le Plomb du Cantal

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Hachis Parmentier

This dish is an ode to Antoine Parmentier, the nutritionist who popularised potato as an edible crop in France. The perfect wintry dish, it is akin to a shepherd's pie and involves a base of beef topped with mashed potato and cheese which is then baked to golden perfection.
Where to order: Polidor

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Beef Bourguignon

All the goodness of meat is amped up with vegetables like carrots, onions, mushrooms, and garlic to create a creamy and delicious stew known as the Beef Bourguignon. A traditional French dish, it is stewed in Red Burgundy wine that lends it the deep color and creamy taste that is unparalleled.
Where to order: Au Bourguignon du Marais


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