Hi, it’s me Marimonda!
Spring has arrived in Paris. When you walk around the city, you probably see many flowers on the street. Seeing cherry blossom trees has become one of my Spring traditions after the long and cold winter. It’s very popular in Korea, and everyone tries to find the best spot. Fortunately, I can continue my tradition in France. I’d like to share the places I’ve been to if you’re interested in.
Last year, I went to Parc de Seaux, which is southern rural area from Paris. I guess it might be the best area you can enjoy cherry blossom in nature. It even has Cherry Blossom garden inside the park.
Many families and friends were having fun over there. Due to the location (a bit far away from Paris, it’s in zone 3), tourists may not have enough time to visit there. However, it’s a big park where you can spend the whole day in nature. If you go to the park, I recommend you to download the map of the park.
This year, I’ve been to other places to have a mini picnic. They are also well-known places to take a walk in the center of the capital. If you like to get nice pics without being surrounded by people, try to go there early during the week.
The first one is <Square Jean XXIII>, a small park next to Notre-Dame de Paris.
Located in the 4th arrondissement, the park opens from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. everyday. You can see Notre-Dame de Paris in different angles in this park. A petit pause on the bench will refresh you. Surrounded by cherry blossom trees, the sandbox in the middle of the park is the best place to get your instapics.
<Jardin de Plantes> is also a good place to enjoy Spring. It’s in the 5th arrondissement.
It is a park with a botanical garden and a zoo. The path in the center of the garden is full of flowers. You can feel spring completely in this garden. The garden opens between 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
My small tips for taking pics… try to get there as early as you can. Around the trees will be packed with full of people taking pictures in the afternoon, especially during the weekend. Also colorful outfit will help you look more energetic and glow. If you don’t mind having others in your pic, just go there with your travel day plan. Both of them are in the center of the city, thus you probably pass the nearby during the day.
Enjoy your visit and see you again 🙂