As someone who grew up with the Anime fever and a special obsession with Sakura the Cardcaptor and her cherry blossoms filled background theme, my obsession with cherry blossoms is no news. I grew especially grew fonder during my first spring in Paris. I mean, my first spring in Paris was spent just looking for/at all the beautiful cherry blossoms in Paris.
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So, I’m convinced that this picture will be used to make my sculptures years from now as an epitome of how I explain to my ‘photographers’ the art of clicking my pictures. 😂 Sometimes the best pictures are the candid ones. Thank you to @scathachk for this one!🌷 ~To a beautiful evening with the cherry blossoms, some meaningful conversations and more! ❤🍒🦋 P.S: Have you seen my smart budget travel tips yet? Link in bio!! 🌺 #traveldiary #parisianblogger #travelinstyle
That’s literally my first ever rdv with Cherry Blossoms in Paris in 2017 right in the middle of Trocadero Gardens!
So, in this second part of my Spring in Paris series, I’m putting together a list of five awesome spots where you find these pink beauties. However, before we get into, there’re a few practical things for you to know.
When do you see Cherry Blossoms in Paris? And other things to know:
Typically peaking between 2nd week of April and 2nd week of May. If you’re lucky, they do go a week beyond on both sides. Spring can be a bit chilly or windy(+ rainy) in Paris is there’s no sun, so try to look at the forecast before going out to be well prepared. You do want to see the cherry blossoms in the sun for that’s really when they look their prime best.
The spots I mention below are also one of the best in Paris but that doesn’t mean they’re the only ones. So, don’t be surprised to find these trees in regular neighborhoods in the suburbs or even some streets around you.
For the best Instagram worthy pictures, make sure you’re wearing a beautiful, spring-perfect dress (use this guide to choose your Spring Perfect Outfit), like the one I’m wearing in this shoot. This is a Wrap Dress With Ruffles from Shein and you can even buy this same dress by clicking here. (Shopping in India? Click here)
With that said, let’s jump onto the list.
1. Trocadero Gardens (Eiffel Tower Views)
If there is one set of gardens you really can’t miss is the Trocadéro Gardens or Jardins du Trocadero because that’s literally where the Eiffel Tower is. Created for the Universal Exposition in 1937, this green space of nearly 10,000 m² offers stunning views of the Tour Eiffel and homes a majestic carousel and the Warsaw fountains. You’ll find carpets of cherry blossoms here and all the beautiful architecture bundled together for your pleasure.
2. Parc de Sceaux
So, this is technically a suburb near Paris but I’m still going to count it because Parc de Sceaux is the It-Place for finding the cherry blossoms in Paris. It is, in fact, one of the richest cities in all of France and the cost of the park facing houses makes even the people here nervous. So, the views really must be something! So much so that, at its peak, this park is filled with tourists and wedding shoots (locals & foreigners). But despite the crowd, the long walks, and the distance from the center, it’s worth every last bit of effort. In fact, all my pictures in this shoot are from this neighborhood!
3. Jardin des Plantes
The botanical garden of Paris or the Jardin de plants is a park and a botanical garden open to the public, located in the 5th arrondissement of Paris. It is the headquarters and the main site of the National Museum of Natural History of the city. Needless to say that amidst all the beautiful botanical life here are some of the prettiest low hanging cherry blossoms, too. Making themselves not only scenic but also easier photographic destinations.
4. Parc Monceau
The rather green arrondissement of the city houses many iconic Haussmannian buildings and typical Parisienne cafes. The district is all the trendy and French you crave to see in Paris. Come spring, the Parc Monceau, a rather well-hidden gem of the city, becomes the center of attention. With all the intricate sculturesm rare plants, a carousel, and the Sakura trees. Yes, Sakura tree = cherry blossoms.
5. St. Michel Area
From the trees behind the park behind Notre Dam church to the dedicated tree right in front of the celebrated Shakespeare & Co. St. Michel area is easily a top pick for all the cherry blossoms in Paris action. Moreover, the area is much easier to access as opposed to some of the dedicated parks I mentioned earlier. So, if you’re in Paris for a short stay, St. Michel (after Trocadero) is the place for you to be!
So, that’s my Cherry Blossoms in Paris checklist. Hope you have to make some beautiful, picturesque memories at these spots this spring, as I have. I will update the blog in case I discover any new places.
Don’t forget to buy a spring-perfect dress like the one I’m wearing from my partner site- Shein in the last week of their Mega Spring Sale. Use code: ‘shsale461’ to get an additional 15% off.
(Big Shoutout to Jiaxi Wu for all these amazing images!)
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