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Friday 31 Mar 2023    Things to do in Paris

Paris in Bloom!

Where to spot blossoms in Paris!

Le printemps is slowly arriving for us, and we couldn’t be happier about it, bringing with it longer days and warmer nights, and if you are lucky enough to be in Paris... this time of year also brings with it beautiful cherry blossoms! The exact time of their arrival is ever-changing, however, given the mild temperatures we wanted to give you early warning! They may be here sooner than we think, but you should definitely be on the lookout for them somewhere between the middle of March and mid-April!

While writing this, we have seen several trees blooming in the Paris already, but not to worry, the best part about catching the trees in bloom is that they don't all bloom at once therefore if you miss one you can usually find another flowering without much difficulty. Once they have started, each tree may bloom for about a week!

We wanted to share a few of our favorite places to catch natures magical show, for this year or for your future visits!

One of our favorite places is Square Jean XXIII situated just behind Notre Dame. While the park itself has been closed due to renovations, you can still view the beautiful trees from the bridge just over the river!

While in the area, you can find two trees just outside Shakespear and Co, making this a great stop for a coffee while you take in the views! These trees tend to blossom in early March.

As if the area around the Eiffel tower couldn't be more picturesque, a wander down Champ de Mars between March and April when the cherry trees are in full bloom makes for some magical photos!

On the opposite side of Champ de Mars, with the Eiffel tower still in view, be sure to check out the Jardins du Trocardero for more cherry blossoms with the Eiffel tower backdrop!

In Jardin des plantes you will find Paris’ largest cherry tree. When in full bloom its branches drape onto the floor from the weight of its flowers - it is not to be missed! This tree usually blossoms in the third week of April typically marking the end of Paris' blossom season.

Tucked away behind the l'Institut de France, lays the charming Square Gabriel Pierné, this serene location is usually forgotten about and makes for the perfect location to stop for a while.

The courtyard and cafe of the Petit Palais is a small oasis off the busy Champs Elysee and perfect place to admire the blossoms!

The garden of Palais-Royal is brimming with flowers this time of year, not only for cherry blossoms but large magnolia trees too!

If you have enough time to take a short train ride just outside of Paris, Parc de Sceaux in Spring will not disappoint! The château was built for Louis XIV's minister of finance, and the expansive gardens were designed by André Le Nôtre, the same designer of the gardens of Versailles! While the whole place is definitely worth a visit, if it is cherry trees that you are after you should head straight to the Bosquet Nord section of the park, where they can be found on show in April!

And don't forget, you can also spot beautiful blossoms just in front of our neighbor, Hôtel de Ville!

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1 Mar 2024

  • French Baking Classes / Le Croissant & Breakfast Pastries
  • The 'Roi' of the Parisian breakfast table, Le Croissant ! Enjoy three hours of mastering this decadent, flaky, buttery French icon.

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 9:30 - 12:30
  • Price: €119.00     Availability: 2 places left

2 Mar 2024

  • French Market Tour and Cooking Class / Marché Maubert
  • Spend the morning like the locals, with a typical Parisian experience. A full immersion in to French culture with a French Market Tour followed by a hands-on French Cooking Class right in the heart of Paris !

  • Meet at 18 Place Maubert in front of the fountain, next to Metro Station Maubert Mutualité     Time: 9:30 - 13:30
  • Price: €189.00     Availability: 1 place left

2 Mar 2024

  • French Macarons / Les Macarons : Technical 3-hour
  • For the serious Macaron lover. Three hours of intensive Macaron time - we will tackle two types of classic macaron shells and four types of classic macaron fillings!

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 14:30 - 17:30
  • Price: €119.00     Availability: 5+ places left

5 Mar 2024

  • French Pastry / Les Choux, éclairs and more : Technical Choux Pastry
  • Intensive everything Choux Pastry, from Savory to Sweet! From the tempting and delicious éclairs and Paris-Brest to delicate savory Gougères!

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 9:30 - 12:30
  • Price: €119.00     Availability: 3 places left

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