April: when spring comes to France

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Welcome to April, the perfect month to introduce our new article about spring in France!


In April, the grey skies and short days of winter finally give way to spring with its fresh new leaves and flowers. Nature comes back to life and one marvels at the simple sight of a butterfly flying from one flower to another.

In the French countryside, meadows of buttercups and daisies appear along with the renaissance of woods and forests as tree branches thicken with a new growth of fresh green leaves. Around the typical French village, fruit trees come into flower in the first half of April: apple, cherry, almond and mirabelle … with an extravaganza of white and pale red clusters of flowers.

In the high-pastures of the Vosges, vast fields of golden daffodils run wild while endless manicured beds of tulips and pansies put a colourful touch to French towns and villages. The French capital puts on a magnificent display of springtime in its world-famous Parisian gardens: the Luxembourg and Tuileries gardens, and the Vincennes and Boulogne Woods.

Everything you need to know about springtime in France is found on our new article “Spring in France“.

 

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Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. In 2014 he moved back to Europe from Sydney with his wife and daughter to be closer to their families and to France. He has a background teaching French and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations and a degree of Economics and Management.

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