Six Activities You Must Try in Paris in April

As the flowers bloom and the sun wakes up after a long winter, Paris transforms into a city of enchantment in April. With a wide selection of activities to explore, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the second springmonth of the year. So grab your beret and let’s us share with you six recommended activities that will make your trip to Paris in April unforgettable!

Six recommended April activities in Paris.

1. Get an overview of the city on a Hop-On Hop-Off Bus:

Kickstart your Parisian adventure by hopping on a sightseeing bus tour. It’s the perfect way to get acquainted with the city’s layout while sitting back and looking at the most famous attractions of Paris. Plus, it gives you the flexibility to hop on and off whenever you want to, which means that you can explore landmarks like the Louvre, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and more at your own pace.

2. You cannot travel home without visiting the Eiffel Tower.

No visit to Paris is complete without ascending the iconic Eiffel Tower. Head to the top for a panoramic view of the city that will leave you breathless – both from the awe-inspiring scenery and the climb! Pro tip: Aim to visit during sunset for an extra dose of magic as the city lights up beneath you. It is recommended to buy your tickets in advance, because it is quite normal to spend 1-2 hours (at least) in line if you come without a ticket bought in advance.

Eiffel Tower in Paris
The magnificent Eiffel Tower in Paris.

3. Walk along the Champs Elysées:

What better activity is there than to walk along the famous Champs Elysées on a sunny April day? It isn’t too hot, but it isn’t cold either, giving you the perfect setting for a nice day of exploring and shopping. This bustling boulevard is not only a shopper’s paradise but also a prime spot for watching people and experiencing the vibes of Paris. Buy some macarons or a café au lait at one of the charming sidewalk cafes along the way.

4. Day Trip to Versailles.

On a sunny April day, escape the hustle and bustle of the city with a trip to the Palace of Versailles. Be amazed as you look at the grandeur of the former royal residence, and wander through the gardens, and step back in time to experience a taste of royal life. Don’t forget your sunhat and camera!

Versailles outside Paris is perfect in April.
Image by Andreas H. from Pixabay

5. Watch PSG play at Parc des Princes.

For football enthusiasts, watching a PSG match is an exhilarating experience. Whether it’s a normal match in the French Ligue 1 or a high-stakes Champions League showdown, the electrifying atmosphere at Parc des Princes is sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Buy a PSG-scarf, sing along with the fans, and immerse yourself in the passion of Parisian football.

6. Buy tickets for a boat trip on the River Seine.

End your trip to Paris with a scenic cruise along the River Seine. Enjoy the famous Paris landmarks like the Notre-Dame Cathedral, Musée d’Orsay, and the majestic Louvre while rejoicing in the breathtaking views from the water. If you want a different experience, buy tickets for a boat trip in the evening to see all the illuminated buildings, and why not add some food and wine to boost the experience even more.

Musée d'Orsay
Musée d’Orsay as you can see it during a boat trip on the River Seine in Paris.

Are you coming with kids?

For families with little ones in tow, Paris offers a gigantic amount of kid-friendly attractions. Embark on an adventure to Asterix Park for thrilling rides and enchanting shows that will delight children of all ages. And of course, no trip to Paris is complete without a magical day at Disneyland Paris, where fairy tales come to life amidst a backdrop of whimsical charm.

What kind of weather can I expect in Paris in April?

In April, Paris emerges from its winter chill into a city with mild and pleasant weather. Expect daytime temperatures ranging from 10°C to 18°C (50°F to 64°F). These are only average temperatures, so if you are lucky, it can get much warmer during the daytime. Of course, look at the weather forecast before you travel, and pack your clothes and jackets (or shorts and t-shirts) based on what you see

So there you have it – six fabulous activities to make the most of your April in Paris. From iconic landmarks to family-friendly fun, this vibrant city offers a myriad of experiences just waiting to be explored. So pack your bags, embrace the springtime spirit, and get ready for a Parisian adventure you’ll never forget! Au revoir et bon voyage! 🇫🇷✨

Fantastic light in Versailles

Beautiful lights in VersaillesLes Grandes Eaux nocturnes, that is the name of the magical fountain show which takes place in Versailles, France. The show unfolds front of your eyes and the fountains of Versailles take the main role in this beautiful show.

The fountains are lighted up in a thousand colours and during the show with the play of the colours, the water and the classical music played in the background you can also enjoy a wonderful firework display over the Neptune fountain in the grande final. This show gives a particular memory of the beautiful gardens of Versailles showing it in a really unique way, that has never seen before. It invites you for a new musical and visual journey to explore the fountains, the royal gardens and the groves while you wander around the grounds of Versailles.You will discover many areas and each areas have their own soundtrack and water display.

The show is available from 21st June until 13rd September 2014 and it is starts from 20.30 and it ends at 23.05. The entrance fee for adults is 24 euros but there are reduced ticket as well for 20 euros.

For more information about Versailles, read the following article.