Last updated on February 27th, 2024 at 03:00 am
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 famous spots where you can 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 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 2024
Before we start, let me tell you how to say cherry blossom in French: fleur de cerisier! Now we are ready to jump into everything you need to know for cherry blossom season in Paris!
When Can You See Cherry Blossom In Paris?
First, let’s start with a fundamental question: when do the cherry blossoms bloom in Paris? Or “Sakura spot” in Paris if you want to make it a little more Japanese-like!
Spring in Europe officially 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, so this is more likely to be the best time to see cherry blossoms in paris.
Nonetheless, with the climate changes due to global warming, I found some blooms at the beginning of March this year, which is unusual and only happened on a few trees. Some cherry trees can bloom very early in winter (the Kawazu type), but sadly, as far as I am aware, we don’t have any in Paris.
Where To See 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.
Cherry Blossom in Paris is an event you don’t want to miss if you visit during spring!
Notre Dame Cathedral & 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 now.
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
Eiffel Tower Cherry Blossoms – Paris 07
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 and 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.
If you want to visit the Eiffel Tower, you can check the operating times and options on the official website.
Address: Champ de Mars, 5 Av. Anatole France, 75007
Station: L6 Bir Hakeim
Parc de Sceaux Cherry Blossom – 92
Located 30 minutes 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). There is a cherry blossom festival held sometimes by some Japanese associations!
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
More info about Sceaux.
Japanese Cherry Blossoms At Jardin Des Plantes – Paris 5eme
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 3 minutes 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
More about Jardin des Plantes.
Petit Palais Cherry Blossoms – The Obvious Ones and Hidden Ones – Paris 8ème
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 and its garden for free. Few people know, but well hidden inside this beautiful garden, you can find four cherry trees that 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
Montmatre Cherry Blossoms – Paris 18ème
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
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 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 three 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 everywhere. 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; it’s beautiful. You need to keep these are the 3 metro stops for cherry blossoms in mind!
Park Clichy-Batignolles – Martin Luther King – Paris 17ème
Of course, this Parisian park is one of the best spots for cherry blossoms in Paris. The trees line up around the park, and you can find hundreds of cherry trees and 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 that it won’t be as crowded as the regular cherry blossom 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 04eme
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 blooms with beautiful cherry blossoms. It’s a lovely garden where you can 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
Cherry Blossom Tunnel at Mail de Bièvre – 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.
There are plenty of benches to sit on and enjoy an excellent book under the cherry blossoms petals, and, of course, it’s an Instagram photo spot dream if you want to shoot content there.
Address: 109 Bd Auguste Blanqui, 75013 Paris
Station: L6 Glacière
Père Lachaise Cemetery Cherry Blossom 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 Cherry Blossom by the Seine Banks – 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 15ème
This beautiful park is located in the 15th arrondissement of Paris and opened in 1985; it has been named after the French composer Georges Brassens, who lived close 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
Paris 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 surroundings 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’s a great place to stroll on a sunny spring day to enjoy.
It is easy to access and worth looking at when ticking off places on your “Cherry Blossoms in Paris” bucket list.
Metro Cambronne Square Garibaldi Cherry Blossoms – Paris 15eme
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!
This luxurious square full of cherry blossoms is located at the junction of Boulevard Garibaldi and Rue Crêpe. It’s a nice spot to relax and take amazing photos before you continue to explore Paris.
Bonus: I have read online that you can also find some cherry blossoms in Montparnasse on “Avenue du Maine”; however, I went there and couldn’t find them last year. I will try again this year and 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 extraordinary blossoms, but it’s a pleasant stroll. You can also check out the graves 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, but 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 you a dreamy spring trip in Paris.
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 walking around Paris around this time is delightful! Now you know all the best places to find cherry blossom trees in Paris!
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Best places to see the cherry blossoms Paris 2024
✈ Best Travel Ressources To Plan Your Next Trip
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✈ How To Find Flights?
My favourite website for booking flights is Skyscanner; it is a good comparator for finding the cheapest flights.
Google Flight is also a good help when it comes to comparing flights.
✈ Where To Book Accommodations?
The best sites to book accommodations are Booking.com or Expedia. They both allow you to collect points for a discount; it’s worth comparing the two as they often have different pricing for the same hotels.
Another perk about Booking.com and Expedia is that you can get bundle deals for flights and accommodations, which can sometimes help you save a lot of money. And don’t worry; you can also select to add accommodation for only a specific part of the trip if you’re not only staying in one place.
✈ Best Sites To Book Activities
My go-to website when I need to book an activity is GetYourGuide when I can’t get a ticket directly on the website or if it’s easier to go through them.
I always check if the price is the same, though, as the whole point is for it to be easier but not more expensive.
If I don’t find the activity I want on GetYourGuide, I like to check Viator for more options!
You can also check out Klook if you need to book more than just activities and would like to get everything from the same website—(i.e. transport cards, car rental, hotel…).
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– Radical Storage: If you need a place to keep your luggage for an extended period when you travel, I recommend using them. It was a great help when we needed a place to keep our luggage safely while we left the city for a few days.
– TheTrainline: If you love to travel by train like me, then TheTrainline needs to be your go-to website for train travel in Europe. It is very reliant and easy to use.
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