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18 Best Places to See Cherry Blossoms in Paris (+ Practical Tips For Seeing Them and a Free Map)

Looking for places to see cherry blossoms in Paris? This post will show you all the best places for Paris cherry blossoms plus practical tips and information to help you have an amazing day while enjoying the blooming flowers.

Paris might be a beautiful place to visit all year round but Springtime is magical. Covered in pink blooming flowers with the gloomy grey skies starting to disappear, Spring is one of the best seasons to visit in Paris if not the best.

And regardless of the many things to do in Paris in springtime, one of the major reasons to visit Paris in spring is no doubt to see the cherry blossom in its full glory.

So if you want to see the cherry blossoms in Paris, this post will show you all the best places to go to see the Paris Cherry Blossoms.

But before we look at that, I want to share with you some practical tips to make sure you plan your day well and not miss out on the glory that these beautiful blooming flowers showcase.

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Practical Tips for seeing the Paris Cherry Blossom

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Best Months for cherry blossom season in Paris?

Paris cherry blossom season usually starts at the beginning of March through the end of April. However, full bloom can be from the end of March to the beginning of April but how long the flowers last entirely depends on the weather conditions.

So if your ultimate goal of visiting Paris in Spring is to see the cheery blossom, plan to visit during that time of the year.

Plan to see the Cherry blossom in Paris during the week

Just like any other place, it’s a common norm that most Parisians visit the city during the weekend and this is because they don’t get time to visit during the week because of work.

This means that when everyone visits during the weekend, most places are going to be crowded with people who want to get a close look at the spring flowers in Paris.

So if possible, plan to see the Paris cherry blossom during the week to avoid the crowds when everyone else is either still at work or at school.

Plan to see the Cherry Blossom in Paris either early in the morning or later in the evening

Another practical tip to see the cherry blossoms in Paris is to visit early in the morning rather than the afternoon when most people start to flock in.

This will give you ample time to enjoy the flowers and take countless beautiful photos without the guilt of hogging the place or better yet have a thousand people in them.

On top of that, if you’re lucky, you might grab a few photos of the sunrise with the beautiful pinky blossom if you visit in the morning or a beautiful backdrop of the sunset if you visit at sunset time.

So regardless of what day you choose to see the Paris cherry blossom season, make sure that you go early in the day or later in the evening.

I personally prefer going at around 8 am when everything is still “fresh” and less crowded especially if it’s at a popular cherry blossom spot in Paris.

Wear proper walking shoes

Paris is a city best explored on foot and the cherry season makes it extra obvious! With blooming trees sprinkled all over the city, the best way to see everything up close is by walking.

And since there are so many beautiful spots to see cherry blossoms in Paris, you’re better off wearing comfortable shoes as it will be a long walk.

Heels are a no-go in my opinion but if you have comfortable boots like these ones, you can wear them. But personally, I prefer wearing my pair of sneakers most times I go out to see the cherry blossom.

You can also check out my previous post to see exactly what to wear in Paris in spring so that you blend in well with the Parisians.

Pack your sandwich

If you’re traveling Paris on a budget, there is no shame in carrying your sandwich if you plan on spending the entire afternoon enjoying the cherry blossoms or if you don’t feel like spending on Parisian restaurants that day.

The good thing is that there are so many sitting areas in Paris whether in a park or on the street benches where you can just sit and enjoy your sandwich!

So now that you have some practical tips to help you enjoy the cherry season, let’s look at some of the beautiful places to see cherry blossoms in Paris.

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Map of the Best places to see Cherry Blossoms in Paris

How to Use this Map: Just click on the Park icon on the map above and the location will be displayed on the left side of the screen. (The red ones are the famous spots and the purple ones are the lesser-known Paris cherry blossoms places.)

You can choose to either “view on google maps” and save the location for later or you can click on the itinerary arrow to get directions on how to get there.

Where to See Cherry Blossoms in Paris

1. Champs de Mars (near the Eiffel Tower)

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The Eiffel Tower might be the most beautiful landmark in Paris but the blooming trees in Champs de Mars make it even more magical.

The views of the pink flowers with a backdrop of the Eiffel tower are not only beautiful to watch but also some of the best Eiffel Tower photo spots in Paris in spring – no wonder Champs de Mars is considered one of the places to get the best views of the Eiffel Tower.

If you’re lucky to visit with good weather, you can even pack yourself a picnic and enjoy this beautiful famous landmark with a touch of blooming flowers – nothing beats that moment.

Honestly, in my opinion, the Eiffel Tower is the best place to see cherry blossoms in Paris – I might be biased a bit but the photos clearly prove how incredibly beautiful it is in spring.

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2. Square jean XXIII (Notre Dame Cathedral)

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The Notre Dame Cathedral is another popular landmark to see cherry blossom trees in Paris. With the cathedral right next to the Square Jean XXIII where trees bloom in sheer glory, this park was the ultimate Paris cherry blossom spot.

But due to the fire that burnt the roof of the Cathedral, it is now temporarily closed off for renovation. However, its closure doesn’t mean that it lost its place as one of the best places for cherry blossoms in Paris.

3. Luxembourg gardens

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With various flower species blooming, Luxembourg gardens indubitably showcase the best flower blossom in Paris.

In blossom season, this grand park is covered with pretty pink flowers with sprinkles of other flowers which create a great mishmash.

The advantage of visiting the Luxembourg gardens is that it’s one of the first places to bloom and they last for quite some time, so whichever time you visit, you’re likely to see the blooming flowers provided that your visit is within the cherry blossom months of Paris.

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4. Tuileries Gardens (Next to the Louvre Museum)

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Just right next to the Louvre Museum, Tuileries gardens offer some of the best cherry blossoms in Paris.

With a flower bed of various colors next to the entrance of the Louvre and the magnolia pink trees dotted around the park, Tuileries garden is the perfect spot for Paris cherry blossom.

5. Palais Royal

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Located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, this former Royal Palace is another place to visit for beautiful cherry blossoms.

You can stroll along the beautiful stretch within the park while admiring the magnolia blooming trees or even play photographer by taking a number of cherry blossom photos with the backdrop of the palace.

6. Jardin des Plantes

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If you’ve taken in enough pink Paris cherry blossoms and want to see a different kind of flowers, then head to Jardin des Plantes.

It might be the Mount Fuji cherry tree that hangs low and covered in white that makes the Jardin des Plantes popular in spring but there are a number of blooming flowers not to miss.

It’s not just a garden to enjoy beautiful blooming trees but you can spend some time in the zoo which is actually the oldest in Paris, or learn more about plants since there is a botanical school.

So if you’re looking for a park that not only has cherry blossoms but also offers other activities, then Jardin des Plantes is the right place.

7. Parc Monceau

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Parc Monceau might harbor a lot of history, art, and sculptures in its quarters but it’s also a blossoming haven in spring.

It might not be as known as other Parisian parks like Luxembourg or even Tuileries, but you’ll find various tree species in the park making it a great hidden spot for cherry blossom season in Paris.

8. Petit Palais

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Also known as the small Palace which is just directly opposite to the Grand Palace, Petit Palais is another beautiful place to see cherry blossom in Paris.

The garden might be a bit small but the beauty of the blooming flowers is worth seeing.

And a big plus about visiting Petit Palais is that it’s just next to Pont Alexander III which in my opinion is the most beautiful bridge in Paris that also offers incredible views of Paris.

When you’re done taking photos of the pink flowers, head back to the front and take photos at the beautiful golden gate – it’s one of the most Instagrammable places in Paris.

9. Jardin des Combattants Espagnols de la Nueve (Hotel de Ville)

Remember I earlier mentioned that it’s advisable to see cherry blossom in Paris during weekdays to avoid the crowds? Yeah, but the park next to Hotel de Ville (or the city hall) is an exception in this case as it’s only open during the weekend.

And since everyone will visit either on Saturday or Sunday, you might want to visit early in the day or late in the evening to try and beat the crowds.

You can expect to see a number of magnolia trees and a few other flower species if you visit around Mid-march before they disappear.

10. Parc des Buttes- Chaumont

Parc des Butters- Chaumont may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of Paris cherry Blossoms but it sure is a hidden gem worth visiting in the spring.

It is a perfect picnic spot right under the blooming trees and the well-marked pathways even add to the already existing beauty.

So if you want to enjoy the cherry season and take non-stop pictures without the crowds, then head to Parc Mutter- Chaumont in the 19th arrondissement.

11. Montmartre

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The entire Montmartre district is a perfect place to see Cherry blossom in Paris – and I don’t mean just the Sacré-Cœur Basilica or the Pink House areas as there is more to Montmartre than just those 2 places.

Since most parts of the district are covered in trees, a stroll in one or a number of the many streets in Montmartre will lead you to blooming trees.

So hop onto a train and head to Montmartre to enjoy some of the beautiful views covered in pretty pink.

12. Parc de Sceaux

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Parc de Sceaux may not be technically in Paris but it’s hard to overlook it when talking about the most beautiful spots for Cherry Blossoms in Paris.

This park, located around 50 minutes out of Paris is the ultimate cherry blossom spot offering a grand landscape covered with sakura trees that are dripping in pink.

The park offers a large sitting area perfect for a picnic in Paris with your loved ones. And it’s not just the blooming trees but also the Grand Canal that has green tall trees perched on its side makes it an overall beautiful park.

So if you’re looking for a place to see the most beautiful cherry blossoms in Paris, then Parc de Sceaux is your gem.

Pro tip* Parc de Sceaux is both a locals’ and tourists’ favorite when it comes to seeing cherry blossom in Spring, so plan to go early to get a cozy spot if you want to picnic.

Leser Known places to see cherry Blossoms in Paris

Even though we focused on the common ones above – ones you shouldn’t miss if you only have a few days in the city. There are other lesser-known places in Paris to find cherry Blossom.

These places are likely to have fewer crowds so you can soak in all the beauty and take countless pictures without any issues. However, if you’re in Paris for a few days, you can skip them.

13. Square Gabriel Pierné

This is a small park which is just a few minutes away from Pont des Arts – a former love lock bridge.

Pro tip* You can combine a visit to the Square Gabriel Pierné with Louvre Museum or the Tuileries Gardens since they are not far from each other.

14. Square Marie Trintignant

This is another little park visited by just a few people. It is located in the 4th arrondissement next to the Seine River.

You can enjoy the blooming trees or sit on the benches as you browse the internet on the free wifi or just take a quick stroll through it.

15. Shakespeare and Company bookstore

This might be a rather known spot for cherry blossom in Paris but it’s just a few beautiful trees in front of the Shakespeare and company bookstore.

Pro tip* If you want to snag a few pics of the blooming trees in front of the Shakespeare and company bookstore, you should combine this visit with that of Notre Dame since it’s just 5 minutes across the famous cathedral.

16. Jardin Anne Frank

Jardin Anne Frank is a small garden in the 3rd Arrondissement of Paris, known to just a few but can be a little haven during springtime in Paris.

17. Parc Floral De Paris

Another hidden gem is the Parc Floral De Paris in the 12th arrondissement. Though it’s mostly known for holding events and festivals, it can be a great spot to see cherry blossom in Paris especially if you want to run away from the crowds.

It also has a number of sculptures made by French artists that will be appreciated by anyone who loves art.

18. Place de l’iris La Defense

If you’re staying in the areas of La Defense and don’t want to go far to see the cherry blossoms, the square is covered in spring flowers with a combination of pink and white to create a beautiful backdrop for photos.

Map of the Best places to see Cherry Blossoms in Paris

How to Use this Map: Just click on the Park icon on the map above and the location will be displayed on the left side of the screen. (The red ones are the famous spots and the purple ones are the lesser known Paris cherry blossoms places.)

You can choose to either “view on google maps” and save the location for later or you can click on the itinerary arrow to get directions on how to get there.


In conclusion

There are so many beautiful places to see cherry blossoms in Paris but these are just a few you shouldn’t miss out (especially the first 12).

Remember the rule of thumb here is to go early or late in the day and during the weekdays as so many people get out during spring to see the beautiful atmosphere created by the pink and white blooming flowers.

Have you been to Paris during the cherry season? What were your favorite places to see the flowers? Let me know in the comment section. And if you know of any hidden gem whose beauty deserves to be discovered, drop me a line below and I will add it to the list.

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