Spring is a happy time in Paris; everyone’s emerging from their winter hibernation and venturing back onto the streets and into the parks and cafes. You might need to take a jacket and scarf but the sun will be out and the flowers blooming. Some of the best places to soak up the spring sun are:
Marie de Medici’s royal residence during the Renaissance, there are wonderful formal gardens, daffodils, blossoms and green benches near the fountain for sitting and people-watching, an excellent Parisian pastime. Remember, there is no sitting on the grass – the French are too elegant for that.
Between the Louvre and the Champs Elysees, this is a place to stroll and sit for a while but it’s more about people-watching than floral displays.
Floral gardens planted on a defunct elevated railway line with springtime cherry blossoms, chestnut trees, bamboo and colorful flower gardens. It’s a hidden gem leading from the Bastille to the Bois des Vincenne. Enter above the Viaduc des Arts.
Seine River Cruise/Canal CruiseSeeing Paris from the water gives a whole new perspective.