Hanami: the cherry blossom festival in the Parc de Sceaux

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Published by Caroline de Sortiraparis, My de Sortiraparis, Rizhlaine de Sortiraparis · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on April 17th, 2024 at 12:14 a.m.
Hanami, the famous springtime cherry blossom festival, is being celebrated in the Parc de Sceaux from March 30 to April 28, 2024. To mark the occasion, the Domaine départemental de Sceaux is unveiling a rich program of events for the whole family. A great way to immerse yourself in this Japanese celebration.

Like every year from now on, the Parc de Sceaux is the place to be to celebrate Hanami, the Japanese festival of spring, with joy and good humor. All Ile-de-France residents wishing to discover the Hanami tradition or simply enjoy the springtime are invited to the Domaine départemental de Sceaux from March 30 to April 28, 2024, culminating in a weekend of festivities on Saturday April 20 and Sunday April 21, 2024.

This year, the Hauts-de-Seine department is pulling out all the stops with a series of events celebrating Japanese culture, and of course cherry blossom. From a blossom exhibition, mini-concerts and Japanese dance, to workshops on origami and the art of Japanese folding, and demonstrations of Ikebana, the traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement, there's something for all tastes and ages!

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Hanami 2024 program at Parc de Sceaux

Exhibition at the Château

  • Floraison - Hommage au printemps and photographic portraits by Laure Ledoux
    Grand Salon du Château - March 30 to April 28, 2024

    The exhibition unveils the EAC (Éducation artistique et culturelle) project imagined and designed by young people in the spirit of cosplay. Photographer Laure Ledoux, who will also be exhibiting photos, supervised workshops on costume design. She has also been introduced to cyanotype, an ancient technique for creating photograms.

Weekend of entertainment

  • Saturday, April 20, 2024: Japanese music and dance evening

    • 6.30pm: three mini-concerts of Minyô in the Orangerie
      Come and discover the Zeppin ensemble in the Orangerie. The ensemble will be playing minyô, an ancient folk music little known in the West.

      Emiko Ota: Taiko, Japanese percussion and vocals
      Julien Omeyer: Shamisen
      Mary Katakura: dance

      Three concerts lasting 15 to 20 minutes. Prices: full €10 / reduced €7 / under 18 €6
      Reservations required (subject to availability).

  • Sunday, April 21, 2024: afternoon dedicated to creation and the theme of spring

    • 2 - 6.30pm: family workshops (40 minutes each) in the Orangerie
      Come and discover origami, or the art of Japanese folding, and etegami, the painting of cards with seasonal motifs (flower, fruit, vegetable, animal...) accompanied by a handwritten message. Six workshops are offered, for twelve participants, with a 5-minute break between each workshop.

      Speakers: Quartier Japon
      Origami: Mrs. Harumi Crochu
      Etegami: Mrs. Maëla Pedron

      Reservation possible on site, subject to availability
      Free of charge

    • 4pm to 5:30pm: lecture and flower arranging at the Anciennes Écuries
      Yumiko Nakamura, from the Art Levant association, will give a short lecture on flower arranging. This will be followed by a demonstration of Ikebana, a traditional Japanese art based on flower arrangement.

      Price: full €6 / reduced €4
      No reservation required

Don't forget the Hanami picnic sessions in the park, open from April 1 to 28, 2024. If you're looking for a little peace and quiet, Parc de Sceaux advises against setting up in the north and south bosquets, which are generally overcrowded and "victims of their own success". The park recommends that you avoid settling down at the foot of the cherry trees, preferring instead"specially landscaped areas in the vicinity". Parc de Sceaux also stresses the importance of respecting the natural surroundings.

So, why not celebrate spring amidst the flowers? See you from March 30 to April 28, 2024 at the Domaine départemental de Sceaux.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From March 30th, 2024 to April 28th, 2024

× Approximate opening times: to confirm opening times, please contact the establishment.


    Parc de Sceaux
    92330 Sceaux

    Recommended age
    For all

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