While spring has long been considered the best time to visit Paris, many make a strong case for autumn, in particular October. From October to early November the crowds have died down, compared to the summer, making it an enjoyable time to wander around the city. The temperature is also milder, giving visitors the perfect excuse to while away mornings in the museums and afternoons in the city’s cafes. In this guide we highlight some of the best things to see and do in Paris this October. The French capital is known as one of the world’s greatest shopping cities and, with the opening of new stores from brands such as Moschino and Byredo, there is plenty of superb shopping to be had. The cooler months are also the perfect chance to make the most of Paris’s culinary scene. With so many new restaurants opening up in the city there has never been a better time to go.