Sunny days are combing back to brighten Paris and spring gives beautiful colors to the city. This season, synonym for renewal, is perfect to enjoy cherry blososms, like the Japanese do during Hanami. Blossoming trees enliven strolls for Parisians and Île-de-France inhabitants, transforming the Paris area.
If you want to make the most of the spring charm of the blossoming trees in Paris and Île-de-France, we have some good news: we have gathered our favorite spots to enjoy cherry blossoms in the city and around. Meet from mid-March to enjoy the first bloom. A great deal for a romantic stroll, a family outing or a photo-shoot with friends!
The Jardin des Plantes
If there is one location in Paris you have to go to if you want to make the most of beautiful cherry blossoms, it is the Jardin des Plantes by the National Museum of Natural History. Small and exceptionally blossoming, they are magnificent.
The Jardins du Trocadéro and the Jardins du Champs de Mars by the Eiffel Tower
The place to be for photographer, the Champs de Mars is of course the garden you have to visit to make the most of the first blossoms.
The Square Gabriel Pierné
Here is one very romantic place! A hidden park with a lovely fountain sitting in the middle surrounded by magnificent pink cherry blossom, with the Institut de France as the background, a wonderful photoshoot location you will love.
The Jardin Nelson Mandela by the Châtelet
Across the Halles, this lovely verdant park offers a large range of blossoming trees, including beautiful pastel and pink cherry blossoms. Go there for a walk, take the kids to the playground, and enjoy a picnic if the weather is nice enough.
The Parc Martin Luther King in Clichy Batignolles
Set in Paris 17th arrondissement, this 6.5-hectare park in the Batignolles area is very attractive to people looking for blossoming trees and cherry blossoms. This is undoubtedly one of the places with the most trees in Paris.
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The Tuileries Garden
The garden is adorned with flowers as soon as the weather gets warmer. Start with magnolias, then the cherry blossoms filling the park. You will not find fields of them but they are highly enjoyable enough.
The Port de l’Arsenal
A stone’s throw from the Place de la Bastille, the Port de l’Arsenal is lined with lovely cherry blossoms. Make the most of the warmer weather to have a break, a picnic and enjoy the blossoming trees, of course!
The Parc de Bagatelle
Set in the heart if the Bois de Boulogne, the Parc de Bagatelle is one of the four poles of Paris botanic garden. The Parc de Bagatelle is a relaxing stroll location. In addition to giant trees and varied flora, small bridges, rocks, caves, reflecting pools, and manmade waterfalls make the place charming and very romantic. Note the admission is free of charge from October to late March, and is charged (€2.50 full rate and €1.50 reduced rate) from April 1 to September 30.
The Jardin Albert-Kahn
Albert Kahn museum garden is a garden from the Belle Epoque. It is a bucolic and preserved garden perfect to roam around. Note the admission is charged (€4 full rate, €3 reduced rate), and booking is mandatory at weekends.
The Parc de Sceaux
This is undoubtedly the best place for cherry blossoms. Many trees await. Run to the Plaine de Chatenay, head to the northern grove for the pink Sakura, and the southern one for white Sakura.
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The Arboretum de Versailles-Chevreloup
The Arboretum de Versailles-Chevreloup expects you since March 1, 2021 to enjoy the 200-hectare remarkable garden! Come and have a stroll, a picnic, or a workout however you want surrounded by 10,000 trees of over 2,500 different species. And this spring, you do not want to miss the blossoming of cherry blossom and other apple trees filling the place.
In other words, here is how to enjoy beautiful discoveries filled with cherry blossoms.
Dates and Opening Time
From 7 March 2022 to 30 June 2022
Paris - Ile de France