Where To See the Cherry Blossoms in Paris
April 11, 2018
Where To See the Cherry Blossoms in Paris
It’s the most beautiful time of year for floral lovers… more specifically cherry blossom lovers! If you are traveling to Paris this month, we wanted you to know all the places where you can find the dazzling cherry blossoms as it’s one of the pleasures not to be missed when visiting Paris in April. Here are our favorite locations for the most Instagram-able Paris spring photos.
Square Marie Trintignant
This tiny and calm square is looking it’s best during the month of April. Every piece of nature is in full bloom and it’s the perfect place to sit for a quick lunch or moment of admiration.
Address: quai des Célestins, du Fauconnier et rue France, Rue de l’Ave Maria, 75004 Paris
Père Lachaise Cemetery
The largest cemetery in Paris is home to some beautiful cherry blossoms, making it more magical than normal. The cemetery is gigantic and some graves are pretty hard to find. That’s where our Père Lachaise Walking Tour comes in! We lead you to specific graves (Oscar Wilde, Frédéric Chopin, Édit Piaf, Jim Morrison, Murat, Delacroix, to name a few) and can point out the section of blossoms. If a professional guide doesn’t suit you, make your way to Division 5 to see the blooms in person.
Address: 16 Rue du Repos, 75020 Paris
Open daily, hours vary
Square Gabriel Pierné
A small Parisian square located behind the Institute de France between rue de la Seine and rue Mazarine. You will see the inviting book-shaped stone benches to sit under the cherry blossoms.
Address: 5 Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris
Open daily, 9am – 8:30pm
Did you know the Petit Palais includes a lovely garden that’s filled with palm trees, fountains and a handful of cherry blossoms. You can sit back with a cup of coffee and enjoy the birds singing around you. We love directing our guests here because of the free (and interesting) exhibits.
Address: Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris
Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10am – 6pm
Jardin des Plantes
A beloved botanical garden in Paris that includes one of the largest cherry blossom trees in Paris. You can expect white blossoms for the first part of April followed by all the pink.
Address:57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris
Open daily, 7:30am – 8pm
Square Jean XXIII
This romantic square is located behind Notre Dame where you can sit on the benches and people watch. For some solo time with the blooms, we suggest you visit early morning or late evenings.
Address: 4 Parvis Notre-Dame – Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris
Open daily, 10am – 5:45pm
Jardin Anne Frank
In the heart of Marais, the entrance to the garden is one you can miss easily as it essentially off-the-beaten-path. The perfect place for a morning coffee and pastry with a side of cherry blossoms.
Address: 14 Impasse Berthaud, 75003 Paris
Open daily, 10am – 8pm
Jardin du Palais-Royal
Don’t forget your camera at this picturesque setting! This timeless garden is located in the heart of Paris and is ideal for sun-bathing and daydreaming.
Address: 6 Rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris
Open daily, 8am – 8:30pm
Champ de Mars
Take a walk around the Champ de Mars to find the different locations of blooming trees. Our favorite spot can be found at Avenue Gustave Eiffel and Allée Adrienne Lecouvreur.
Address: 2 Allée Adrienne Lecouvreur, 75007 Paris
Parc de Sceaux
The best grouping of cherry blossom trees that France has to offer! This sight of rows and rows of cherry blossom trees is absolutely breathtaking. You take the RER B to get there as it’s located in a neighboring town right outside of Paris. We suggest you go for an epic picnic and leave time to check out the château and surrounding grounds.
Address: Domaine départemental de Sceaux, 8 Avenue Claude Perrault, 92330 Sceaux
Open daily, 7am – 9pm
Shakespeare and Company
Shakespeare and Company sits on the left bank of the Seine, very close to the Notre Dame cathedra. Paris’ most famous English bookshop hosts a beautiful cherry blossom tree out front.
Address: 37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris
Open daily, 10am – 10pm
Quai de Montebello
If you can’t get a seat on the benches at Square Jean XXIII then head to Pont de l’Archevêché to the far less crowded Quai de Montebello for a view of the cherry blossoms and Notre Dame Cathedral windows.
Address: 6 Parvis Notre-Dame – Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris
Did we miss a cherry blossom photo opportunity? If so, let us know in the comments below!
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