February in Paris: First Signs of Spring in the Gardens

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Today as we walked across the 8th arrondissement and its public parks we encountered the first signs of Spring… Yes that’s right, Spring in February in Paris! Here are a few photos of this exceptional event of Mother Nature!

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Except for a very cold week in January, the weather has been mild in Paris since the beginning of Winter. With temperatures 3-5 degrees C higher than in the surrounding suburbs and rural parts of the Île de France region, it should not be surprising to see the fresh colours of Spring so early in February. However the effect of seeing Spring emerging in the middle of Winter is always surprising… For the record, we took similar photos of trees in blossom last year at the end of March!

Here are the first touches of spring in Parc Monceau, from grass flowers to trees in blossom:

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In the gardens of the Champs-ÉlyséesSpring was showing its first signs too:

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A few days later near the métro Sully-Morland (4th arrondissement):


BACK TO PARIS HOMEPAGE…

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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. He has a background teaching French, Economics and Current Affairs, 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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