Today, we reached central Paris in search of Spring. We thought the best spot to experience the first signs of springtime would be at the Eiffel Tower, more precisely in the Champ-de-Mars. As Spring in Paris arrives, the park becomes speckled with ephemeral cherry blossoms…
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Spring in Paris: at the Eiffel Tower
Spring. The season where Paris awakens from a long Winter sleep. Suddenly, a springtime atmosphere is portrayed by the tender green of the trees’ first leaves, the flowerbeds of fresh pansies and tulips, and the colourful trees in blossom. With days getting longer and generous sunlight, people do not hesitate to visit parks and gardens and stroll along the River banks of the Seine. This will be a lovely season, and we can’t wait to share more of our photos with you!
As for now, this post gives a selection of some of our best shots today in the Champ-de-Mars with the soaring Eiffel Tower in the background…
Why we love Paris in spring
Paris in spring is a truly enchanting experience. As winter’s chill fades away, the city comes to life with a burst of vibrant colours and renewed energy. The streets are adorned with cherry blossoms and magnolias in full bloom, creating a picturesque landscape that beckons locals and tourists alike to take leisurely strolls.
Café terraces buzz with activity as Parisians and visitors soak up the sunshine. The aroma of freshly baked croissants and baguettes fills the air, tempting passersby with delightful treats. Parks and gardens, such as the iconic Luxembourg Gardens and Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, become inviting oases of greenery, perfect for picnics or simply unwinding.
The Seine River, which winds its way through the city’s heart, reflects the clear blue skies, making boat rides and riverside walks even more enjoyable. Parisians shed their winter coats for stylish spring attire, and the city’s fashion boutiques unveil their latest collections.
Cultural events and outdoor festivals abound during this season. There’s no shortage of entertainment options, from art exhibitions to open-air concerts and film screenings. Visitors can also witness the city’s rich history through guided tours of historic neighbourhoods, museums, and iconic landmarks like the Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral.
The Champ de Mars in spring
As you explore the city, go to the Champ de Mars, just beneath the Eiffel Tower. Here, you’ll discover a breathtaking carpet of spring flowers that adds a layer of beauty to the Parisian springtime experience. Spring in Paris encapsulates the essence of renewal, offering a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and the unmistakable charm that makes the City of Light a perennial favourite among travellers.
Read more about Paris in Spring
- Our tips to enjoy Paris in the spring
- All there is to know about Spring in France
- Secret and Offbeat Paris!
- 50 photos of spring in Alsace on our French blog
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