24 Places to Spot Cherry Blossoms in Paris



Tropical island girl here, hello! 🙂 Don’t get me wrong — I adore our frangipani and hibiscus and bougainvillea and sampaguita and, so help me God, our utot-utot (lantana camara), but I have to admit I kind of really want to see cherry blossoms. Preferably with petals raining all around me but I would settle for clumps of them in trees. I think I spotted a few rogue flowers before, during a winter trip, but never really in significant numbers.

While I wouldn’t jump on a plane just to see cherry blossoms, an upcoming spring trip might give me the perfect opportunity to finally see them. In Paris, no less! And so, of course, I immediately went into full SGMT mode: researched, made a list, and plotted it all in a Google Map. 😀 That’s not to say the streets and squares and gardens below are the only places you’ll see cherry blossoms in Paris — I rather suspect I’ll come upon them in the most random places and that of course will be nice — but I thought I’d cross-plot them with our itinerary and see if, say, a particularly nice cherry tree location would be just a block away from one of our destinations. Luckily, some of them are exactly where we were going to go anyway, but we’ll be there in late April so we’ll see.

In the meantime, here are the 24 best places in Paris for spotting cherry blossoms:

SGMT Best places in Paris to spot cherry blossoms
Click on the map to access a larger, labeled Google Map


Where to Spot Cherry Blossoms in Paris
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  1. Allée Vivaldi – particularly beautiful at sunset
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  2. Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris – more specifically, the square behind it, Square Jean XXIII
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  3. Champ de Mars and other areas surrounding the Eiffel Tower
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  4. Disneyland Paris – far be it from me to suggest that you actually go to Disneyland to see cherry blossoms but if you’re going there anyway…
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  5. Jardin Anne-Frank – a small park in the Marais that also has a children’s play area
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  6. Jardin des Plantes – has a very large cherry tree that is usually one of the last to bloom in Paris
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  7. Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil
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  8. Jardin Tino-Rossi – usually bloom in the middle of April
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  9. La Coulée Verte (Promenade Plantée)
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  10. Montmartre – all around – usually bloom early in spring
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  11. Parc Clichy-Batignolles
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  12. Parc de Sceaux – particularly the Bosquet Nord
    • Parc de Sceaux is 30 minutes south of Paris by RER B but it’s also home to a small chateau and extensive formal gardens — it is even known as the mini-Versailles — and is thus worth the trip.
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  13. Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
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  14. Parc Georges Brassens – also has a vineyard
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  15. Parc Monceau
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  16. Père Lachaise Cemetery
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  17. Petit Palais – also featured in my last article Free Things to Do in Paris 
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  18. Place Franz Liszt
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  19. Rue Monge in the Latin Quarter
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  20. Shakespeare & Company – light is great in the early morning hours
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  21. Square des Saint-Simoniens
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  22. Square Gabriel Pierné – also contains book-shaped stone benches and a fountain
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  23. Square Marie Trintignant
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  24. Square René Viviani – also home to what is said to be the oldest tree in Paris

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Wish me luck! 🙂

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3 thoughts on “24 Places to Spot Cherry Blossoms in Paris”

  • I was able to see some of it on my first trip to Paris! It was at Giverny and memories of that place were still vivid.

    Are you going to Paris again? If so, lucky you! I can never get enough of Paris!

  • Oops you already said you’re going in late April! Hope there’s still some left! In japan they are there only for 10 days and they’re gone after that.

    • I know! I’m hoping I’ll catch the tail end of it at least…might have to go to Jardin des Plantes to see the huge one that they say is often the last to bloom.

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