Audrey Hepburn was so right: Paris is always a good idea.
In the last year I’ve visited Paris in almost every season and every single time it was indeed, beautiful.
My friend Victoria is based in Paris and she always tried to convince me to visit Paris in spring and I finally made it this year! I visited Paris in March and it was extra: the sunrise light was gorgeous and the flowers are blossoming almost everywhere.
During one week in Paris I had time to explore some of the best locations to enjoy the magnolia and cherry blossom, and I’m sharing all my findings with you in this post.
- Paris in spring: best magnolia and cherry blossom locations
- Paris in spring – locations to visit in March
- Paris in spring – locations to visit in April
- Other locations to see Paris in bloom
- All the locations in the map
Paris in spring: best magnolia and cherry blossom locations
Paris in spring – locations to visit in March
Champ de Mars
One of the best spots to photograph the Eiffel Tower is Champ de Mars. There are two spots that are especially beautiful in each side of the tower: on the left side we have a magnolia tree that makes a perfect framing, and on the righten side, the cherry tree.
I was lucky to visit this place in mid-March and both trees were already blossoming and incredibly beautiful.
Do not miss this spot if you’re visiting Paris in spring!
Jardin du Palais Royal
Another beautiful spot to visit in March is the garden at Palais Royal.
There are many trees blossoming and you’ll se often couples on photoshoot on the benches around. It’s really romantic.
I’ve found this spot by chance, when I was on my way to Palais Royal. I had been to this square before in autumn and I loved it then, but it looks even more beautiful in spring with all the flowers in bloom.
This location is not too far from Louvre and Palais Royal, so you can easily add it to your itinerary.
Hotel de Ville
Another iconic spot in spring in Paris is Hotel de Ville. Flowers are blossoming already in mid-March!
Parc de Rene Viviani
Even when I’ve visited Paris multiple times, I’ve never realized this place existed. Thanks to Marina I visited it during sunrise and it was so good!
Best time to visit Notre Dame area for cherry blossom is mid-April, so I was really happy to find some of the first flowers in this square in mid-March.
I didn’t get to visit Parc Monceau this time, but I know it started blooming in late March!
Next time I’ll visit for sure.
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Magnolias are beautiful anywhere, but in Paris they look particularly splendid against the ancient, slightly creamy-colored stone of the older buildings (e.g Hôtel de Ville or the Hôtel Menier at Parc Monceau as in this case, and many others). Hope you are having a lovely weekend. more Paris (and New York and London) @georgiannalane , London @photosbydcp , Venice @reflectionsofvenice and Bhutan @bhutanlandofhappiness. Oh, and you will find some beautiful prints of Paris in spring at the link in the profile.
Paris in spring – locations to visit in April
Notre Dame – Square Jean XXIII
The best spot in Paris for cherry blossom is without any doubts, the Square Jean XXIII right next to Notre Dame. The photos speak for themselves.
However, we will have to wait a bit to enjoy this area again after the fires in 2019.
Shakespeare and Co
The most popular library in Paris is blessed with cherry blossoms in April.
This place is located quite close to Notre Dame so do not miss it if you’re traveling to Paris in April.
When I visited in March, these trees hadn’t blossom yet.
The view with the carousel and the Eiffel Tower in the background is just picture perfect!
Parc de Sceaux
One of the best spots in Paris for the cherry blossom is Parc de Sceaux.
It’s located in the south of Paris, a bit out of town, so don’t go there if you only have a couple of days in Paris.
However, if you have the chance to go, plan to visit early in the morning if you want to take photos, as it’s quite popular and busy in spring.
Other locations to see Paris in bloom
There are many other spots in Paris where you can find magnolia and cherry trees, let yourself be surprised by them!
Some other great photo spots you should visit in Paris in spring:
- Chambre Syndicale
- Jardin des Plantes
- Petit Palais
- Parc Martin Luther King
- Jardin Anne Frank
All the locations in the map
Do not miss any of these spots, I’ve put them together for you in the map below:
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