Spring in Paris, the best Instagram spots

Did you know that Paris is a magical spring city? You will find blooming trees everywhere, and different kinds at that! Here I have listed for you the best spots with the best time to check them out!

Cherry Blossom Trees

During spring, beautiful cherry blossom trees come to life all over Paris! They usually bloom during the first two weeks of April. However, it (obviously) depends on the past winter’s weather and can vary from year to year: they might bloom later in April if winter was too cold.

Eiffel Tower, Trocadéro

Trocadéro is the most instagrammable spot to take pictures of the Eiffel Tower. And it’s even truer during spring! The gardens down below offer two parallel alleys adorned with cherry blossom trees on the outer sides!

Spring Eiffel Tower

Notre-Dame de Paris

The most instagrammable and my personal favorite spring spot in Paris! Here you will find four majestic trees whose branches intertwine to create a flower sky above your head!

Notre-Dame spring

In the wake of the April 2019 fire that destroyed Notre-Dame’s roof and spire, the gardens are now closed to the general public. Fortunately, the trees have survived, and we will be able to enjoy them once again when the garden re-opens. There is no official date yet, but let’s hope the renovation work will have gone forward enough for a 2021 opening.

Institut de France

This little heaven is located behind the Institut de France (the building featured below), at square Gabriel Pierné! It’s less popular than Trocadéro and Notre-Dame, so don’t hesitate to bring a book and take some time to read under this pink sky!

Institut de France

Shakespeare and Company

Facing Notre-Dame, this adorable English library is blessed with a few cherry blossom trees in front of it! They also sport a café, so you’ll be able to enjoy the sight even more with a cup in hand!

Shakespeare and Company

Jardin des Plantes

During spring, the Jardin des Plantes is the most magical place! It has so many different trees and flowers blooming that each month will bring some new aspect to discover and enjoy! The biggest cherry blossom tree of the city is also located here!

Jardin des Plantes

Parc André Citroën

Not very well known and far from Instagram radar, this park is a hidden gem in Paris! The surroundings are modern, which is why only a few people know about it! Whether or not contemporary buildings are your thing, the park is truly enchanting!

Parc André Citroën

Magnolias

Magnolia trees bloom before the cherry blossom ones. You will usually see them bloom around mid-March. However, if winter was relatively warm, the trees may bloom even earlier, at the beginning of March!

Jardin du Palais Royal

My personal favorite magnolia spot of Paris! There are several squares like the one in this picture within the garden itself! It’s relatively not too crowded (this is Paris after all), so quite perfect to enjoy! Also, it’s right next to another Instagram spot: les colonnes de Buren!

Jardin du Palais Royal

Jardin des Tuileries

Right next to the Louvre, the Tuileries Garden is enchanting! A lot of Parisians like to go for a stroll there or have their lunch break! You can also admire some gorgeous magnolia trees, with the Louvre in the background!

Spring Tuileries

Hôtel de Ville

The town hall of Paris has a little garden on its side, which is open to the public on weekends. Here, you will find gorgeous magnolia trees right next the statue of Etienne Marcel. But don’t worry if you can’t visit during the weekend, you will still have a beautiful view from the street!

Hotel de Ville

Eiffel Tower, Champs de Mars

There is one magnolia tree right next to the Eiffel Tower, on Champs de Mars. So if you walk by, go check it out, it’s a sight to behold!

Around Paris

Parc de Sceaux

A little bonus here, Parc de Sceaux outside Paris. Located in the city of Sceaux, in the close suburbs of Paris, the park has two cherry blossom trees areas. One with pink trees and one with white trees! These trees bloom later than the ones in Paris: after mid-April! It’s the perfect picnic place, and probably the most romantic place I’ve ever been! Why? The park is part of an estate with a castle!

In Europe…

If you are looking for other spring spots around Europe, check out Charlie’s Wanderings blogpost here! She listed all the best Instagram spots on the continent! Happy reading!

Xx Nathalie

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6 Comments

  1. Angelica Gonzalez
    March 3, 2020 / 12:34 am

    I LOVE your photos and travel tips! I was curious what camera you use, and what tripod you use! I’ve been thinking of investing in a tripod, just curious on what you use 😄

    • June 9, 2020 / 11:00 pm

      I have a Nikon D5600 and my tripod is from Manfrotto

  2. March 8, 2020 / 3:19 pm

    Good collection of images you have

  3. Chafou
    March 8, 2020 / 5:16 pm

    Dear Nathalie,
    I want to tell you that your shots are very good and so beautiful, not because you know how to take it, but also because you are so beautiful 😍, and you take this hobby if I can say in your heart.. do congratulations 🎈🎊,, and hope seeing more and more nice things.
    Faithfully
    Chafou

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