Spring has become my favorite season in Paris. Printemps in French means Spring. It’s the start of a new year, after a few months of cold winter, suddenly everything comes to life. Flowers start popping up everywhere, all the grass and tre
In Japan, cherry trees are called
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Le printemps est la saison de l’amour.
Le printemps est la saison de l’amour. Spring is the season of love, because it’s just so romantic! Do you agree?
I’m so glad to be staying in Paris to witness the changes of
Here are the best places to see sakura in Paris:
1. Square Jean XXIII (Notre Dame)
This is definitely one of my favorite spots to see cherry
P.S. Due to the fire, Notre Dame and surrounding area including Square Jean XXIII is closed for restoration until further notice.
2. Jardin des Plantes
I love the gardens in Paris! There are just so many gardens in Paris and they all have their own charms. Jardin means garden and
The pink sakura tree is one of the biggest you can find in Paris. The first time I went to this park, I didn’t know what to expect. It turns out I saw Kangaroos there, it was totally unexpected! I do not encourage any
3. Jardins du Trocadéro
Trocadero is probably a must-visit place in Paris because you can find one of the best views of Eiffel tower there! After you walk down the stair in Trocadero square, you will find gardens on both sides, where you can just lay down or have a picnic. Sakura with Eiffel tower in the background? This is the best place to go.
During the sakura season, it’s also the strawberry season! You can find strawberry from different nearby countries in Paris, mostly from France, Spain, Belgium
4. Jardin des Combattants Espagnols de la Nueve (Hotel de ville)
This place is actually my first place to see cherry blossom in Paris! This little garden is located right next to Hotel de
5. Square Gabriel Pierné
This cute little square in Saint-Germain-des-Prés (6eme) is called Square Gabriel Pierné, just a few minutes from Pont des Arts, which was the famous love locks bridge where 45 tonnes of love locks have been removed in 2015. In spring, this little garden is full of beautiful sakura. I am so happy to capture this when the sakura when it was in full blossom!
If you pay attention, you will see that I’m actually standing on a book-shaped bench. Such a lovely design!
6. Champs de Mars
Eiffel tower and cherry blossom? Again? Yes!
On the other side of Eiffel Tower, it’s
There is one sakura tree really close to the Eiffel Tower which blossoms quite early in the season, it literally marks the start of the sakura season.
7. Square Marie Trintignant
Square Marie Trintignant in 4th
8. Rue Carrier Belleuse
My sakura-chasing friend Camela found this hidden gem when she was taking the metro looking around! Located in the residential area of the 15th arrondissement, this place is quiet and not well known. The whole garden is made up of sakura trees!
9. Shakespeare bookstore
The Legendary Shakespeare bookstore is one of the most popular attractions in Paris. If you come to Paris in Spring, you might be lucky to see two beautiful sakura trees in blossom right in front of the bookstore. The Shakespeare bookstore is only 5 mins walk from Notre Dame. It probably is not the most beautiful bookstore in the world, but definitely one of the most charming ones. When you are there, don’t forget to check out the second level of the bookstore, you can get a pretty good view of Notre Dame.
10. Metro Falguiere
Metros in Paris
11. Petit Palais
There is a sakura tree near the entrance of Petit Palais. You can also find sakura tree when you go inside the Petit Palais museum, the permenant exhibition is free. Don’t
12. Place Franz-Liszt/ Church of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul
Not a usual place to see sakura but there are a few sakura trees! The sakura trees are right outside the entrance of the beautiful church, which
13. Parc de Sceaux
Last but not least – this is probably the most popular park to see sakura near Paris! Located around 40mins by train from the city center of Paris. Parc de Sceaux is so beautiful that many
14. Somewhere in Paris??
Bonn in Germany? No.
I was thinking of going to Bonn to visit my friend and to see the famous sakura street. However my friends who are living in Bonn went to Oman when the sakura was in blossom. Fortunately thanks to @wonguy974 on instagram, he told me about this hidden gem. There is a street very similar to the one in Bonn, and it’s just near Paris! The whole street was full of sakura trees, it is so magical!
When I was shooting there, a resident came out of the building, and start talking to me, he told me the history of this street and that there is a hotel there. He was so nice and told me there is one more street nearby that is similar. The other street only ha
15. Other places
There are really so many places to go to see cherry blossom in Paris but I didn’t have the time to visit all of them in just a few weeks’ time. Here is the list if you want to go explore on your own.
- Jardin du Luxembourg (Early in the season)
- Parc Martin
Luther king (Early in the season)
- Parc Floral de Paris (Need to pay
- Jardin Anne Frank
- Parc de Buttes-Chaumont
- Parc Monceau
- Metro Saint Paul
- Parc Montsouris
- Tino-Rossi Garden
- Musée Albert Kahn (With a Japanese bridge)
- Parc Georges Brassens
- Place de l’Iris La Défense
- Jardin Saint-Simonian
- Montmartre Cemetery
Paris cherry blossom locations map
I hope this map will help you plan your route to see magnificent cherry blossom in Paris! The flowers in red are the locations I had been to, which is point 1-13 in the above list, the rest of the locations are marked in blue flowers icon. You may click the top left button to navigate the whole list easily.
I am sure there are a lot more places to see cherry blossoms in Paris apart from this list. Please do let me know so I can add them in!
So after seeing all the sakura photos, are you planning to visit Paris during Spring? I would definitely recommend visiting Paris during the sakura season – not only you get the see beautiful cherry blossoms, but the temperature is also getting warmer and it is not as crowded as Summer when most people visit Paris.
Besides Paris, I have seen cherry blossom in Japan(Tokyo and Osaka), The Netherlands and Serbia. Where is your favorite place to see cherry blossom? Give me some inspiration! Would love to hear that!