In late spring and early summer, Paris comes alive with a vibrant display of nature's artistry – a tapestry of blossoming roses and an array of flowers that paint the streets and parks in mesmerising hues. As an avid admirer of Parisian charm and a passionate photographer, I find myself irresistibly drawn to the enchanting gardens adorned in shades of pink. Each corner reveals an opportunity for creative exploration, and every petal seems to whisper tales of romance and joy. Through this blog post, I seek to share the charm of Paris in bloom.
I will give you five of my favourite gardens that make this experience a photographer's dream and a nature lover's paradise. If you love the colour pink, this article is for you! 🌸📸🌺
Watch our short video on the Romance of Paris ⤵
Paris in Pink
In the city of love and romance, pink takes on various forms, weaving its delicate threads into every aspect of this captivating destination.
From the romantic allure of the Eiffel Tower, bathed in a soft pink hue at sunset, to the blush-tinted facades of Haussmannian buildings that line the charming boulevards, Paris exudes an air of elegance and grace.
When venturing into the city's picturesque parks in bloom, you will find cherry blossoms and pink roses that add to a dreamlike landscape.
Fashion, food and shopping
The world of fashion in Paris showcases pink as a symbol of sophistication, as designers embrace the colour in haute couture and streetwear.
Indulge in delightful culinary experiences with pink macarons, strawberry tarts, and glasses of exquisite rosé wine that add a touch of sweetness to the Parisian palate.
As you wander the city, you'll stumble upon hidden pink gems, from cosy pink cafés to charming boutique shops that offer an alluring respite from the bustling streets.
However, I want to focus specifically on the charm and allure of Paris in bloom as we discover 5 of my favourite gardens (plus a bonus one!)
But before we do, there's one last thing I want to show you...
Travel to Paris in Pink!
My daughter suggested she travel with a pink suitcase during our recent trips. We found it at Level 8, and Aimée loves her new Glitter Carry-On Luggage 20''.
There's nothing best to embark on a journey to the enchanting streets of Paris with a travel companion that exudes style and charm. Level 8's pink suitcase embodies the essence of elegance and sophistication.
An elegant look
This glittering carry-on is expertly crafted with German Makrolon Polycarbonate and shows a glossy finish hard shell in pink or white.
The case has ultra-quiet 360° spinner wheels. Therefore, as you glide through CDG's bustling airport and Montmartre's cobbled alleys, the suitcase's silent wheels ensure a seamless and effortless travel experience.
The case has a smooth adjustable handle that is silent and made to avoid pinching your hands.
TSA-approved locks ensure your belongings throughout your Paris travel.
Inside the pink case
Open it up, and you'll find a handy mesh pocket interior divider with dry/wet separation. The capacity is 38 L, which makes it ideal for a weekend stayover in Paris!
The Carry-On Luggage comes with a Luggage Tag and a Suitcase Cover Protector.
Its dimensions suit most aircraft overhead compartments, including Easyjet (37cmL*22cmW*54.5cmH).
(To find the pink case, go the Level8's menu.
Select Luggage and click on Carry-On)
Travel to Paris in style
The pink suitcase becomes more than just luggage; it symbolises the adventure that awaits, promising unforgettable memories and enchanted moments in the City of Light. With this stylish companion by your side, you're ready to embrace the spirit of "Paris in pink" and embark on a lifetime trip.
Bon voyage! 🌸✈️👜
Paris in Bloom: 5 Gardens
Each park offers visitors an oasis of greenery and serenity, from the majestic rose garden in the Parc de Bagatelle to the Jardin des Tuileries's shady paths to the Square Jean-XXIII charms.
Let's learn more about the harmony of colours, fragrances and carefully designed landscapes while the fountains murmur and the statues gaze peacefully at passers-by. Paris in pink, here we come!
The Tuileries Gardens, located in the heart of Paris between the Louvre and Place de la Concorde, is a haven of peace amid the hustle and bustle of the city and play an essential role in the capital's famous Historical Axis or Voie Triomphale.
This sumptuous French garden, designed in the 16th century by Catherine de Médicis, embodies French elegance and refinement.
The vast avenues lined with carefully aligned trees invite walkers to stroll around and admire the statues and fountains that dot the landscape.
The green chairs scattered here and there offer visitors the chance to rest and admire the play of light and shadow that dances across the perfectly manicured lawns.
The round pool is a real eye-catcher, with its miniature sailing boats sailing on the water, while the flowerbeds brighten up the area with their vibrant colours.
A must-see place to relax
All year round, the Tuileries Gardens remain a must-see place to relax, stroll and enjoy the timeless beauty of this historic jewel, which enchants locals and visitors from all over the world alike.
Walking through the garden, visitors discover the perfect harmony of the Voie Triomphale, the majestic perspective that links several of Paris's iconic monuments, offering an unforgettable experience in the heart of the City of Light.
Nestling behind the majestic cathedral of Notre Dame, the square Jean-XXIII invites you to enjoy the peace and quiet of its lush vegetation.
The many benches dotted around the garden provide a peaceful place to relax and recharge your batteries.
In spring, you'll be amazed by the fascinating presence of the Japanese cherry trees, whose coppery bark contrasts magnificently with their exceptional blossoms, tinged with white and pink, competing harmoniously with a few flowering apple trees.
The location of the former Archbishop's Palace
Once occupied by the Archbishop's Palace until the 1830s, the land behind Notre Dame witnessed the capital's turbulent history. Unfortunately, the anti-legitimist riots of 14 February 1831 destroyed the historic building. The garden was laid out in 1837 o create a new place of peace. Later, in 1850, Viollet-Le-Duc and Lassus built the presbytery and sacristy of Notre Dame Cathedral here, fusing religious architecture with the beauty of nature.
The creation of the public garden
The Square Jean-XXIII came into being thanks to the initiative of Count Rambuteau, Prefect of the Seine, from 1833 to 1848. Completed in 1844, it was the first neighbourhood public garden in Paris. Since then, it has offered Parisians and visitors alike a haven of peace in the city's heart, where time seems to slow down, and you can recharge your batteries in harmony with the surrounding nature.
The public park is closed to the public while Notre Dame is renovated following the fire in April 2019.
The Luxembourg Gardens, in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, is a verdant jewel that has been delighting visitors for centuries.
Created in the early 17th century at the request of Queen Marie de Médicis, this magnificent French garden offers a perfect harmony between classical architecture and lush nature.
At its heart, the Grand Bassin is home to miniature sailing boats that delight children and adults alike.
Walkways lined with statues, flower beds and neatly trimmed hedges create an enchanting atmosphere.
Strollers can relax on the iconic green chairs, read a book, or contemplate the play of light filtering through the leaves of the majestic trees.
With its charming fountains, bandstands and beehives, the Luxembourg Gardens offer a serene, pastoral experience in the heart of the capital, inviting visitors to escape the urban hustle and bustle and let themselves be enveloped by the magic of this verdant setting.
Jardin des Plantes
The Jardin des Plantes, in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, is a veritable treasure trove of nature and a verdant escape in the city's heart.
Founded in 1626 as a royal garden of medicinal plants, it is now one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world still in operation.
The vast expanses of lush green lawns, shady pathways and magnificent flowerbeds provide the ideal setting for a stroll and to recharge your batteries.
The rose garden
Among the many wonders of this garden, the rose garden shines particularly brightly. Within it, myriad varieties of roses in fascinating colours and fragrances create a breathtaking spectacle. The carefully tended roses offer a symphony of hues ranging from delicate pastels to vivid reds, delighting visitors with their splendour.
Strolling through the rose garden at the Jardin des Plantes is an unforgettable experience, where you can lose yourself in contemplating these emblematic flowers. The rose garden is a true paradise for rose lovers, offering a captivating olfactory journey thanks to its intoxicating scent.
Beyond the rose garden
As well as the rose garden, the Jardin des Plantes is full of other botanical treasures, with its greenhouses housing a variety of exotic plants, its avenues lined with majestic trees, and its areas dedicated to medicinal plants, alpine plants and much more.
It's a place where biodiversity is celebrated and preserved, offering visitors a constant sense of wonder at the richness of the plant kingdom.
Whether you're passionate about botany, looking for tranquillity amid nature or simply looking for an enchanting setting in which to relax, the Jardin des Plantes, with its dazzling rose garden, is a must-see destination in Paris that leaves a lasting impression on the hearts of those who discover it.
Parc de Bagatelle
The Parc de Bagatelle in the Bois de Boulogne in Paris is a veritable showcase of beauty and elegance.
This haven of peace, created in just 64 days by the Count of Artois in 1775, is a botanical treasure trove brimming with wonders.
The rose garden
At the heart of this enchanting park is a breathtaking rose garden, one of the most beautiful in the capital.
Thousands of roses of every colour, shape and fragrance unfurl in splendour, creating an unforgettable olfactory and visual spectacle.
The winding paths invite visitors to wander through this rose garden, where every corner reveals a new palette of shimmering colours.
Beyond the rose garden
As well as the rose garden, the Parc de Bagatelle has many other attractions, with its magnificent formal gardens, elegant fountains, sculptures and peaceful ponds. It's a place where nature and art blend harmoniously to create an environment of rare beauty and serenity.
The Parc de Bagatelle is a veritable jewel of nature in Paris, an ideal place to lose yourself in the contemplation of fragrant roses and to recharge your batteries in the heart of this haven of peace.
Whether you're a gardening enthusiast searching for tranquillity or floral beauty, visiting the rose garden in the Parc de Bagatelle is an unforgettable experience that leaves a floral imprint on the hearts of all who venture there.
Paris in Bloom: Bonus Garden
Let's leave the confines of Paris for the southern suburbs. Around 5 km from the Porte de Gentilly, the commune of L'Haÿ-les-Roses is home to one of the most beautiful rose gardens in the Ile-de-France region.
Rose Garden of the Val-de-Marne
The Val-de-Marne rose garden at Haÿ-les-Roses is a true paradise for rose lovers.
Nestling in the heart of 1.5 hectares of greenery, this exceptional rose garden is an ode to floral beauty. With over 11,000 rose bushes and almost 2,900 species and varieties of roses, it offers a dazzling palette of colours, shapes and fragrances. The rose garden boasts one of the world's largest collections of old roses.
The winding alleys invite visitors to lose themselves in this maze of roses, where each rose is a treasure to be discovered. Each horticultural creation reveals a unique and captivating character, from ancient roses to modern hybrids, climbers, and bushes.
In this enchanted garden, visitors can be intoxicated by the delicate scents of the roses while marvelling at their visual splendour.
Whether you're a botany enthusiast or simply looking for an unforgettable floral experience, the Roseraie du Val-de-Marne at Haÿ-les-Roses is a haven of peace, an invitation to contemplate and discover a profusion of roses that delight the senses and fill the soul with wonder.
Learn more on the official website of the Roseraie du Val-de-Marne.
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