Last updated on May 8th, 2023 at 03:58 pm
Spring in Paris means the whole city starts to bloom, and through every street and park, the distinct smells of various flowers are present. When you think of cherry blossoms, Paris isn’t the first city in your mind; Tokyo is, and Japan in general.
However, Paris also has some very famous spots for you to see cherry blossoms. And they are a true sign that spring has officially started in Paris.
And who doesn’t love the sight of pink petals dressing the city in colour and flowing around gracefully with the wind?
So, are you wondering where to see the cherry blossoms in Paris? Keep on reading, and you will know every place you can go to view the greatness of spring, with the best spots to see the cherry blossoms in Paris.
Great Spots To See Cherry Blossoms in Paris in 2023
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WHEN TO SEE THE CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN PARIS?
First, let’s start with a fundamental question: when do you need to visit Paris to see the cherry blossoms?
Spring in Europe starts on the 21st of March; cherry flowers usually begin to blossom by the end of the month, but thoroughly during the first week of April most of the time.
Nonetheless, with the climate changes due to global warming, I found some blooms at the beginning of March this year, which is rather unusual and only happened on a few trees.
WHERE TO SEE THE CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN PARIS?
All the best places to see the cherry blossoms in Paris are in this post!
Or if you suck at recognising trees, maybe you’re just wondering, “where are the pink trees in Paris?” and I feel you; I am awful with trees, but once you get it, cherry trees are pretty easy to spot.
Here is a list of all the perfect places to see cherry blossoms in Paris! Of course, if I find more cherry blossoms space in Paris, I’ll add them to this list.
#1 NOTRE DAME & Shakespeare and co’
Notre Dame is one of Paris’s iconic landmarks. The Square Jean XXIII and “Jardin de la Place Jean-Paul II” are incredible spots to sightsee cherry blossoms with a beautiful cathedral and a view over the river Seine.
However, during the reconstruction of the Cathedrale after the fire, those spots are sadly not accessible for the time being.
Shakespeare and Company Cherry Blossoms
Right across the “Petit Pont” near Notre Dame, you can find the iconic Shakespeare and Company book store and café (Shakespeare and co’), where you can see some beautiful cherry blossoms during springtime.
The library is nice if you’re looking to buy some books and the shop’s facade is also magnificent, making it a perfect place to take photos in Paris. However, I can’t vouch about the café part of it as I have never tried it, but based on what I have seen on the menu, it looked a bit expensive;
Address: 37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris
Station: L4 Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame
Cherry blossoms at the EIFFEL TOWER
Oh, the Iron Lady, a very touristy area of Paris where you can spot cherry trees blossoming right at the bottoms of the Eiffel Tower. as well as some more on the alley going up to the Trocadéro.
The Eiffel tower is an iconic landmark of Paris and, therefore, a great spot to check out for first-time visitors, but it is much more magical when the cherry blossoms pop up.
Also, check out my post if you’d like to know the best spots to take photos of the Eiffel Tower during your stay in Paris.
Address: Champ de Mars, 5 Av. Anatole France, 75007
Station: L6 Bir Hakeim
PARC DE SCEAUX
Located 30min from the centre of Paris by RER B, this departmental Estate of Sceaux and its 17th-century Castle, classified as a historical monument, is one of the best places to see cherry blossoms in Paris and have a picnic there (or a “Hanami” if you want to do it the Japanese way as the cherry blossoms there are Japanese cherry blossoms)
The Parc De Sceaux is a must-see if you want to see some beautiful cherry blossoms in Paris!
You can find cherry blossoms near the “Parc de L’orangerie”, but the most beautiful spot to see the cherry blossoms in Sceaux is near the Grand Canal on the Chatenay Malabry side of the park. It almost feels like you are in Japan with those many cherry blossoms!
Address: Domaine départemental de sceaux, 8 Avenue Claude Perrault, 92330 Sceaux
Station: RER B – Parc de Sceaux
JARDIN DES PLANTES
When one of the most beautiful gardens in Paris, the “Jardin des Plantes” (roughly translated as “plants garden”), is a fantastic place to see cherry blossoms in Paris.
It’s a great place to visit during spring in Paris if you want to check out many beautiful flowers and cherry trees, which are lush and delightful.
One of the giant cherry blossom trees is there!
You can find several cherry trees blossoming, making gorgeous photos, as seen in the two photos I took above.
Only 3min away from this spot, you can also find the National Museum of Natural History.
Address: 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris
Opening hours: 8 AM-6:30 PM
Station: Gare d’Austerlitz L10 or L5 or Jussieu L10 or 7
PETIT PALAIS THE OBVIOUS CHERRY TREE AND THE LESS OBVIOUS ONEs
In addition to being a great free thing to do in Paris, the Petit Palais is also a fantastic spot to sightsee cherry blossoms in Paris while admiring the beautiful architecture.
You can find a beautiful cherry tree near the entrance, so it’s already a good start. And well hidden inside the garden of the Petit Palais, you can find four more beautiful cherry trees that add a pop of colour to this lush garden.
Also, if you step inside the Petit Palais, you can see the permanent exhibit for free and its garden. And few people know, but well hidden inside this beautiful garden, you can find four cherry trees which add a pop of colour to this lush green garden. There is also a café where you can enjoy a drink while admiring the garden and relaxing.
Address: Av. Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris
Station: Champs Elysée Clémeanceau
MONTMARTRE cherry blossoms
Montmartre is by far one of Paris’ most famous areas in Paris for a lot of reasons:
- Sacré Coeur Basilica
- La Maison Rose
- The iconic staircases
- The views all over the city
- Place du Tertre
- Several Museums
And it could go on for a while; it is known as the historic district of Paris; it’s hard to write a piece about Paris without including Montmartre in it because you can find so many amazing things to do in Montmartre from such a broad spectrum.
And, you guessed it, cherry blossoms are also a great thing to see in Montmartre.
You can find cherry trees around the Butte Montmartre and the Basilica of the Sacré-Coeur. You can find some more in two squares of the district:
- Square Jehan Rictus
- Square Claude Charpentier
- Square Marcel Aymé
cherry blossoms OUTSIDE OF PARis’ METRO STATIONS
- Beaubourg Chatelet
- Metro Saint Paul
Cherry blossoms are all over Paris when the weather improves, so you can find them in many places. But there is something about the combination of cherry blossoms near metro stations that makes them even more aesthetic.
The above photos are taken at “Falguière” station on line 12. As soon as you exit the station, you’ll see the pink petals flowing with the wind on a nice day.
Park Clichy-Batignolles – martin Luther king
Of course, this Parisian park is one of the best spots for cherry blossoms in Paris, the tree lines up around the park, and you can find hundreds of cherry trees, and you can see all the beautiful petals flowing through the park, an eerie, magical view.
Address: 147 Rue Cardinet 75017 Paris
Station: L14 Pont Cardinet
PArc Omnisport Suzanne-Lenglen – Paris 15eme
This park isn’t one of Paris’ famous parks; however, it should not be overlooked when it comes to cherry blossoms in Paris.
This vast sports park has a lot of facilities for football, basketball and so on. It also offers some magnificent cherry blossoms sightseeing throughout the whole park. It is a lesser-known spot for cherry blossoms so it won’t be as crowded as the regular cherry blossoms locations in Paris. As you can see from the photos above, it is still a great photo spot; you’ll find a beautiful Instagram photo spot there.
Address: 2 Rue Louis Armand, 75015 Paris
Station: T2 Suzanne-Lenglen
JARDIN MARIE TRINTIGNANT – PARIS
Located in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, “Square Marie-Trintignant” close to the bridge “Pont Marie” is a well-kept yet somewhat wild-looking green space.
During springtime, the garden bloom with beautiful cherry blossoms. It’s a lovely garden to chill and enjoy the beauty of cherry blossoms. The “Hotel de Sens” next to the square, paired with the cherry blossoms, is an excellent addition to the beauty of this place.
Address: Rue de l’Ave Maria, 75004 Paris
Station: L7 Pont Marie or Sully Morland
SQUARE GABRIEL perné – paris 6eme
This beautiful square is located close to the “Pont des arts”.
You can also spot the iconic green chair in the Tuileries Garden and Luxembourg Garden. It is the perfect quaint spot to drink coffee and read a book on a sunny day.
The cherry blossoms, with the architecture surrounding them, are gorgeous in this square. It is one of my favourite spots to enjoy cherry blossoms in Paris.
Address: 5 rue de Seine, 75006 Paris
Opening hours: 8 AM – 5 PM
Station: Mabillon L10
mail de bievre – Paris 13EME
This gorgeous alley in the 13th arrondissement of Paris is straight out of a pink dream. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a lovely spring stroll and take some fantastic pictures to keep as memories of your vacation in Paris.
They are plenty of benches to sit on and enjoy an excellent book under the cherry blossoms’ petals.
Address: 109 Bd Auguste Blanqui, 75013 Paris
Station: L6 Glacière
Père Lachaise Cemetery Chemin Serré 5e Division – paris 20eme
You wouldn’t expect to find cherry blossoms in a cemetery. This famous Parisian cemetery, Père Lachaise, is one of the best places to see cherry blossoms in Paris. You can find pink and white cherry blossoms in the graveyard.
The most popular cherry blossom trees near the 5th division area can be found.
Address: 16 rue du Repos, 75020
Station: L2 / L3 Père Lachaise
Jardin Tino ROssi – Paris 5eme
Located near the bank of the river Seine the Tino Rossi is an open-air garden where you can see various sculptures and admire cherry blossoms.
It is the perfect place for a picnic on the bank of the Seine; it’s a trendy spot among locals to come and get drinks at night as well. So, if you’re looking for the perfect place to enjoy a nice night and cherry blossoms, this is the place for you.
Address: 2 Quai Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris
Station: L6 Les Gobelins
parc georges-brassens – paris 15EME
This beautiful park is located in the 15th arrondissement of Paris and opened in 1985; this park has been named after the French composer Georges Brassens who lived closed by. You can find some beautiful cherry blossoms at two of the park entrances.
One entrance has a quaint vibe as you can find more architectural pieces next to it with the gate, pictured above, and one of the many drinkable fountains you can find in Paris. It gives the shot some more “Parisian vibes.”
Address: 2 Places Jacques Marette 75015
Opening hours: 8 AM – 8:30 PM
Station: Georges Brassens T3a or Porte de Vanves L13
hotel de Ville – Paris 4eme
Located in the 4th Arrondissement of Paris, the Hotel de Ville is a great place to admire the stunning l architecture of Paris town hall and check out a bunch of beautiful cherry blossoms that add even more charm to the building and its surrounding during spring in Paris.
Address: 6 Place de l’Hôtel de Ville-Esplanade de la Libération 75004 Paris
Station: Hôtel de Ville L1
Cherry Blossoms Tunnel In Vincennes
This beautiful cherry blossoms tunnel is another fantastic place where you can see cherry blossoms in Paris, well, right at the border of Paris!
It is easy to access and worth looking at when you’re ticking off places on your “cherry blossoms in Paris” bucket list.
Metro Cambronne Cherry blossoms square
If you get out at metro Cambronne on line 6, you’ll find a gorgeous square with luxurious cherry blossoms trees; you can spot them from the metro; it’s hard to miss all this abundance of pink when you look outside!
I have read online that you can also find some cherry blossoms in Montparnasse on “Avenue du Maine”; however, I went there, and I couldn’t find them last year; I will try again this year and will update the post with the exact location if it’s worthy of making it to my list of the best places to see cherry blossoms in Paris.
If you’re in the area, you can visit Montparnasse cemetery, it has few blossoms, nothing extraordinary, but it’s a pleasant stroll. You can also check out the grave of some famous people, like in Père Lachaise.
Another fantastic place to see cherry blossoms in Paris would be Disneyland Paris. However, I didn’t add it to the list unless you plan to visit the amusement park; it is quite the journey to see some cherry blossoms, no matter how beautiful they are.
Additionally, not only the cherry blossoms are beautiful in Paris, you might want to add the Magnolia Blossom to your list if you’re visiting Paris a bit earlier than when the cherry blossoms start, as they are equally stunning and give your a dreamy spring trip in Paris.
They also make perfect photos for Instagram, you know. And you can caption them with those ideal Spring quotes!
In conclusion, Paris is full of beautiful places where you can witness the beautiful show nature puts on with the cherry trees blossoming around the city. It’s hard to miss them, and it’s delightful to walk around Paris around this time!
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Best places to see the cherry blossoms in Paris
Whitney Stewart says
What I wouldn’t give to see cherry blossoms in person just ONCE! But I never thought about going to Paris to see them, but after viewing the photos, you may have just convinced me! Thanks so much for sharing!
This is a great post for everyone visiting Paris in spring! I will be back myself in Paris end of march and am already excited to spot some cherry blossom. 😊🌸
A Capone Connection says
I love this so much. I’ve never seen the cherry blossoms anywhere and I want to start being more intentional about going to see them.
Come to Washington DC! It is the Cherry Blossom Capital of the United States!
Fransic verso says
Great places to visit and love the flowers. I will keep these places on a list to go to them soon this year.
So many beautiful places, it gives me cherry blossom fomo! I’d love to visit them all.
Paris is my favorite city in the entire world
, it’s absolute magic! The cherry blossoms are 😍😍 stunning.
Sooo beautiful!! How long do cherry trees in Paris stay in bloom? My next trip will be in late April so I think I’ll be a little too late this time to enjoy these gorgeous views.
ANUKRATI DOSI says
Love this post. I have never seen Cherry Blossom in person. I wish to go to see one somewhere in the world soon.
Those tunnels of cherry blossom are out of a fairy tale, who knew there were so many in Paris to visit?!
Paris is such a beautiful city, but the cherry blossoms make it even more beautiful. I wish I could be there to see!
ANUKRATI DOSI says
Thank you for sharing all these lovely locations. They all are so Instagram worthy (although I refrain from using that word)
Your photos are amazing. I’d love to see the Cherry Blossoms anywhere but Paris looks amazing and it’s a good excuse to go there especially in the Spring.
This is so beautiful! I would just love to be in Paris, blossoms or not..
Out cherry blossoms have disappeared in Washington DC but it is beautiful to see the Parisian blossoms.
Goya Galeotta says
What a fantastic list – I cannot wait to check these out in person… 🤞🏻 for next year!
Cherry Blossoms in Paris look lovely! I definitely want to visit one day.