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What to wear in Paris in November

What to wear in Paris in November

Wondering what to wear in Paris in November? Although November in Paris is still Fall, the weather is definitely starting to feel more Wintery. In this guide we will tell you how to pack for Paris in November for sightseeing, the Fall weather, dress codes, dinner and more.

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Weather in Paris in November

Fall is in full swing in Paris in November but Winter feels like it is just around the corner. But how cold does Paris get in November?

How cold is Paris in November?

View of PAris in November from the Eiffel Tower
What to pack for Paris in November

As the leaves drop off of the trees in Paris, so too are the temperatures dropping. And although technically still Fall, there are days when it can feel like Winter, especially with the Wind.

Generally speaking the temperatures in November have an average high of 11C/51.8F and average lows of 6C / 42F. So layers are definitely needed in the City of Light in Novmeber.

Note: remember if your visit covers two months be sure to check out our other Paris monthly guides. The weather does change in Paris month to month, and you never known when there are some special events that do require at alteration to the dress code. 

And if you are visiting other areas of France then be sure to check out our other regional guides for summer

Note: although the weather in this guide are historical averages however we advise always checking the weather at your destination 7 days in advance in case of anomalies such as cold snaps and heat waves.

Is it rainy in Paris in November?

If you are visiting Paris in November you can expect to have anywhere between 9-15 rainy days a month. This means that you are more than likely to experience some wet weather during your November Paris vacation.

Therefore we recommend any visitor to Paris in November has a waterproof jacket and a compact travel umbrella with them.

Tip: Want to skip queues in Paris? we recommend buying your Paris attraction tickets in advance with skip the line access for some of the most popular attractions such as the Louvre, Eiffel Tower and Disneyland Paris to name but a few.

How do Locals Dress in Paris In November

Locals at farmers market in Paris in November
What to wear in Paris in November

Although November is Fall, you will see local Parisians slowly transitioning to their Winter Travel Capsule Wardrobe as the month progresses. This means adding additional layers and coats.

What to Wear in Paris in November

So now you know what to expect from the weather, what should you wear in Paris in November?

Best Shoes for Paris in November

Woman say looking at Eiffel Tower Paris in November wearing boots
Best Shoes for Paris


Comfortable walking shoes are an essential for Paris no matter the time of year. This is because Paris is a city where you will be doing a lot of walking even in Winter. For me sneakers are the best shoes for sightseeing in.

My favorite brands for travel tend to Hoka and All birds but for Paris in November I also like to have a white sneaker such as the Addidas Cloud Foam brand. Not only are these one of the most comfortable sneakers around but they are also super versatile.

However if you are looking for a sneaker with some waterproofing then we recommend looking at the Ecco brand.

On top of sneakers we also recommend packing:

Ankle boots

As the weather can be changeable and rainy in Paris in November we recommend having a leather boot with some waterproofing as well as a sneaker. 

These are also better for wearing for evenings out where there are smart casual dress codes such as some Parisian restaurants.

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What to wear in Paris in November for women

Woman in Paris in November
What to wear in PAris in November

So now you know the best shoes to pack for Paris, we will turn our attention to packing the best Fall Capsule wardrobe for Paris.

Skirts and dresses

I like to wear a dress when traveling, especially for nights out in Paris. However for November in Paris you will need something a bit thicker with longer sleeves. For me there is nothing better than a sweater dress for Paris in November.

And we would never dream about going out in November in a skirt or dress without wearing a thick pair of tights too.

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Trousers / Jeans

If skirts and dresses aren’t your thing then trousers are a great choice. As November is getting cooler we recommend picking thicker trousers made of heavier fabric. Jeans are perfect for sightseeing during the day. I would recommend picking smarter jeans such as black jeans or dark blue jeans that are more fitted or skinny jeans as these are more in keeping with local style.

If you want a smarter pant then we love a regular black pant (we love the Athleta Brooklyn ankle pant for travel) or a thick wool pant.

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Blouses are perfect for Paris in the Fall for both sightseeing and going out to dinner. They are a verstaile layering item and can be dressed up or down depending on where you are going.  Click here to shop blouses.

T Shirt

I don’t think I ever visit Paris without a t shirt on my packing list. Given the weather in November we recommend packing a mixture of both short and long sleeve basic t shirts.

I recommend picking plain t shirts instead of patterned, graphic or slogan tees to be more in keeping with the local style. Also I try to avoid having too much striped Breton t shirts as it can look a little touristy (in fact its on my what not to wear in Paris lisT)

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For Paris in November layers are going to be your best friend. For a week in Paris I will usually pack:

  • a cardigan,
  • a hoodie, and
  • smart sweater.

I like to stick to neutral colors as a personal style preference in Paris in November. I particularly love to pack a camel cardigan along with a smart merino wool sweater.


November is probably the first month in Paris where you will need a thick coat.

You will find the local style is very much for tailored wool coats, however as a tourist you may find something with a bit of waterproofing more appropriate. Shop coats for Paris here.


A pashmina is always on my Paris packing list especially in Fall. 

It can act as a scarf to dress or a a more casual outfit but is a useful extra layer on cooler nights and days. Shop pashminas here.

Underwear and Socks

Goes without saying.

PJs or Nightie


The sun can be bright in Paris so I definitely wouldn’t go in November without a pair of shades that offers good UV protection.

What to Wear in Paris in November Packing List for Men

For men visiting Paris in November we recommend adding the following items to your packing list:

  • A Mixture of long and short sleeve t shirts for day time and night are perfect for November.
  • Shirts – a button down shirt is a great choice for Parisian restaurants.
  • Sunglasses
  • Trousers – jeans are great for sightseeing in November. You may want to add a smarter pair of chinos to the packing list too for nights out and fancier dinners. Wool trousers are another good choice.
  • Blazer – perfect for smarter restaurants in Paris at the beginning of the month.
  • Coat – smarter ones are more in keeping with local styles however as a tourist a waterproof coat may be more useful.
  • Layers – such as a hoodie, jumper and sweater alongside the coat.
  • Sneakers
  • Smarter Pair of Shoes for dinner – we recommend a pair of waterproof ankle boots.
  • Pjs
  • Underwear

What to Pack for Paris in November (Non Clothing)

Now you know the clothes you should bring to Paris in November what else should you pack for visiting the city of light? 

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Note: if you have room in your suitcase then you can bring toiletries with you. However toiletries are very easy to buy in Paris in supermarkets or pharmacies. Therefore we would recommend leaving the toiletries at home and buying them on arrival. It will save space in your case.

What to wear in Paris in November FAQs

Woman in Paris in Fall
What to wear in Paris in Fall

Do I need swimwear in Paris in November?

It is unlikely that you will need swimwear in Paris in November.

Do you need a coat for Paris in November?

Yes I would absolutely bring a coat for Paris in November. In fact it is the first month that a coat is an essential as in October you may* be able to wear a waterproof jacket, especially at the start of the month.

Local PArisians tend to wear smart winter coats such as wool coats. However as a tourist you may find that a waterproof coat is the most versatile.

Do you have any questions about what to wear in Paris in November that we haven’t answered here? Then pop us a comment below and we will do our best to answer them as quick as we can.