This is Part II of Spring Blossoms Around Paris. 🌸 Read Part I here.

Let’s continue our tour around Paris as we enjoy some more cherry blossoms.

Shakespeare & Co.

37 Rue de la Bûcherie
75005 Paris

Shakespeare & Co. is a modern landmark in Paris and in Springtime there is a pink canopy over the space in front of the shop and café. It’s makes for fabulous photos – especially if you can get it without people in front. Notice the woman biking up and then parking her bike in front of the shop. That’s Sylvia Whitman, proprietor of this legendary bookshop.


Notre Dame

6 Parvis Notre-Dame – Pl. Jean-Paul II
75004 Paris

The Seine side of Notre Dame Cathedral has the loveliest little sandbox surrounded by four beautiful cherry blossom trees. Nearby there are other pretty flowering trees, but it’s the four cherries that everyone comes for. I’m sure you can see why.



Paris 18ème

Montmartre isn’t really known for its flowers of flowering trees but there are a few beauties to be found around, including near the Mur de Je t’aime (Wall of Love).

Lac Daumesnil

Located in the Bois de Vincennes, near Porte Dorée.

This has been a favorite spot to getaway from the hustle and bustle of Paris for quite some time now, but in Spring it’s full of flowering trees combining with row boats to make the most picturesque scenes.


Jardin Albert-Kahn

10 Rue du Port
92100 Boulogne-Billancourt


Parc Floral de Paris

Route de la Pyramide
75012 Paris

Also in the Bois de Vincennes but in a different part of the forest, there are areas that are carefully designed and curated with others that are left to grow wild. It’s a wonderful place to enjoy nature near Paris.


Parc de Sceaux

Domaine départemental de Sceaux, 8 Avenue Claude Perrault
92330 Sceaux

The Parc de Sceaux is a massive “domaine” with beautiful grounds and a château. Much like the Versailles grounds, it belongs to the French and therefore is open for people to enjoy year-round. The Parc has two “bosquets” (named ‘North’ and ‘South’) featuring only pink cherry blossoms and only white blossoms. Each grove when in bloom is a truly magnificent and serves as a favorite spot for picturesque picnics. Beware, it’s quite a trek to get here even once you’re inside the Parc.

Don’t miss Part I of this series here.

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