Autumn in Paris
is perhaps not as dramatic as the East Coast of the United States for its fall foliage and atmosphere
, but its quietly poetic charm wins many visitors over. On sunnier days, the quality of the autumn light makes a stroll in the Tuileries or the Jardin du Luxembourg nearly sublime. And from the local wine harvest (vendanges
) in Montmartre to major cultural happenings such as the International Art Show (FIAC
), autumn in Paris
is livelier than you may imagine. But unlike the late spring and summer months, when you have to master the art of negotiating large crowds to enjoy the monuments or exhibits, you'll find a decidedly more low-key situation at work in Paris during the latter part of the year. Paris is never boring, but for the crowd-shy, autumn may be preferable to the sometimes claustrophobic conditions of high season.
So whether you're visiting Paris in October
, get a little inspiration by clicking through our gallery.
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