Paris: When to go
The City of Lights
When planning a trip to Paris, one of your most pressing questions is likely to be "When is the best time to go?" If you're set to visit Paris for the first time, you may be persuaded that the much-lauded "Paris in the springtime" is the obvious choice - but depending on your budget, tolerance for large crowds, and centers of interest, another time of year may suit you better.
Paris is an amazing year round destination but it can get crowded and hot in July and August. There is also not as much going on during the month of August when a lot of Paris shuts down and you will find that many family owned restaurants and bistros in Paris shut for this month, although the many of the hotels in Paris do stay open and there are often some bargains to be found at these Paris hotels during August.