What to Wear in Paris in April (+ Paris Packing List!)

Packing for Paris in April

What to wear in Paris in April: learn what to pack for Paris in April to get the dress code right while being comfortable and stylish.

A trip to the iconic city of Paris is a chance to explore incredible sites and attractions and immerse yourself in the local culture. But packing for Paris is not easy: the Parisians are notoriously well-dressed and very put together, so the last thing you want is to be the tourist that sticks out a mile.

The good news is that it’s totally possible to have the best of both worlds – you can be comfortable and appropriately dressed for the weather and look stylish. Here’s a quick guide to how to pack for Paris, with a Paris packing list for Paris in April at the end of the article. 

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  1. Le Pavillon de la Reine (historical 5-star hotel in Le Marais)
  2. Hotel La Comtesse (mid-range hotel with Eiffel Tower view from all the rooms!)
  3. Hotel Ducs de Bourgogne (super central 4-star hotel near the Louvre)

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Weather in Paris in April

April is one of the spring months in Paris. The weather is changeable at this time of the year and you can expect lovely weather with mild temperatures and the occasional showers. As the month progresses, the temperatures get warmer.

In April, the average temperature is 16C maximum and 8C minimum, with a 14% chance of rain.

April in Paris Max. Temperature
April in Paris Min. Temperature
Avg. Days of Rain
16 C /61 F
8 C /46 F

What to Pack for Paris in April – Top Tips by Locals

Packing Tips for Paris

What to pack for Paris in April? “En Avril, ne te découvre pas d’un fil” (French for “till April is death, don’t change a thread”).

In Paris in early April, you may see some locals still wearing winter coats. Early mornings and evenings tend to be cold, and you will need to wrap up a little more, but overall, mid-season clothes and layers should do. 

Then you will need good walking shoes (ankle boots or winter sneakers are perfect, ideally waterproof), socks, and long trousers. Finally, pack long-sleeved tops and sweaters.

Bring your sunglasses but also a foldable umbrella! A foldable umbrella will be your best friend for those rainy days in Paris, but you can simply find refuge in a Parisian café and resume your explorations when it stops raining.

Before traveling to Paris, check the weather forecast, and review your Paris packing list if necessary.

How to Dress for Paris in April: Style Guide

What to wear in Paris in Summer and Spring

How to dress for Paris in April? If you need more ideas on what to wear in Paris in April and how to create nice outfits with the clothes packed, check out our spring style guides for men and women.

TIP: You can also come to Paris with half of the suitcase empty and enjoy a Paris shopping tour with a passionate and creative personal shopper! She will help you to choose the best clothes to wear in Paris for your travel style. This fun shopping experience is suitable for women and men. If you are traveling with teenagers, check out this shopping tour for teens in Paris.

Packing List for Paris in April

1. Paris Packing List: Luggage

Carry-on vs. Checked Suitcase:

Use a suitcase that is sized to the duration of your trip to Paris. Remember that some airlines charge for checked luggage, and there is always the chance that your luggage does not follow you if your flight to Paris has a short layover. I am a big fan of Delsey Paris, as it has elegant designs and comes in a couple of nice colors. Plus, the carry-on isn’t too expensive.

Packing Cubes:

How could we travel before without packing cubes? Packing cubes are the single best packing hack that I can recommend for packing for Paris and anywhere else. Personally, I have three packing cubes (red, green, blue) where I keep different items (e.g., casual clothes, hiking /sports clothes, fancy clothes).

Daypack vs. Day Bag:

The answer will depend on your personal style and what you’re doing on a day-to-day basis during your trip to Paris. If you are concerned about safety in Paris, check out this quick guide to anti-theft backpacks or this guide to anti-theft day bags (but not every person in Paris is trying to rob you, so chill out).

2. Paris Packing List: Clothes and Accessories

If you are still wondering what to pack for a trip to Paris, here’s a Paris in April packing list – accessories and clothes to wear in Paris in April – available on Amazon:

Stripped Tee

Short sleeve tops

V-neck blouse

Light blazer

Light large scarf (also to wrap around your shoulders if visiting churches)

Slim jeans

Chino pants

Mid-season little black dress


Sun hat

Closed-toe shoes or classic sneakers

– Everyday essentials (underwear, socks, pajamas, etc)

Paris packing list for men:

Classic Crew Neck T-shirt

Stylish polo

Oxford shirt


Slim-fit chinos

Light travel blazer

Lightweight jacket

Loafers or classic sneakers

3. Paris Packing List: Travel Essentials

– Sunscreen

– Phone charger

Portable Power Bank

Travel adapter

Mini portable hair dryer dual voltage (usually provided in 4-star & luxury hotels)

-Passport + travel documents + visa if relevant

– Prepaid SIM card for France (check here how to get one before landing in Paris)

Travel pillow for the plane

– Travel Insurance (click here for our best tips for a safe trip depending on your country of origin)

-Some cash for small purchases and tips + bank cards (read about tipping in Paris)

-International driving license, if relevant

-Phone/ Camera

-Swimwear and wet bags for hot days on the beach if planning on a day trip (or you booked a hotel with a swimming pool) 

Reusable water bottle (it is safe to drink tap water in Paris)

Basic first aid kit 

-Medication and prescriptions, if relevant

4. Paris Packing List: Handy Toiletries

You can buy all this in local pharmacy shops or supermarkets, but many people prefer to bring them from home. If packing toiletries for a short trip, you may want to add small bottles of your favorite toiletries to your luggage:

-Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss

-Shower gel/soap (usually there’s soap in the hotels in Paris, but perhaps you want to use your favorite one?)

-Shampoo and conditioner



-Comb and brush

-Face and body moisturizers

-Lip balm

-Women’s sanitary supplies

-Perfume/skin scent


-Shaving cream, blades, and accessories

-Hair ties

And there you have it, what to wear in Paris in April with a comprehensive Paris packing list for this time of the year

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