10 Best Spots to See Lovely Cherry Blossoms in Paris

10 Best Spots to See Cherry Blossoms in Paris

When the City of Lights turns into a pink dream.

Ah, the cherry blossoms of Paris! They’re a sight to behold, transforming the City of Lights into a wonderland of soft pink hues and delicate blooms. Think petals dancing in the breeze and vibrant pink and white scenery bursting against the backdrop of the iconic Eiffel Tower and the Seine River from late February through April. So, brace your wanderlust self because we are about to unveil the best locations for cherry blossom viewing in Paris that’ll make you fall even more in love with the city!

Also read: 16 Paris Airbnbs With Eiffel Tower Views for Every Budget

Top spots to catch the magnificent cherry blossoms in Paris

1. Jardin des Plantes

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First opened to the public in 1640, Jardin des Plantes in Paris is the main botanical garden in France. This scenic garden houses more than 10,000 plant species, some of which grow in its tropical greenhouses and alpine gardens. In spring, you can stroll through the winding paths shaded with pink and white cherry blossoms of Paris (some describe the paths as the spitting image of Alice in Wonderland’s setting) while taking in the breathtaking display of the blooming botanical garden! 

P.S. While you’re there, don’t miss the chance to visit the park’s Museum of Natural History, Grande Galerie de Evolution, and France’s oldest public zoo, La Menagerie.

Address: 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris

2. Parc de Sceaux

Parc de Sceaux is the place to be to fully soak in the pink blossom of Paris, which usually starts blooming from mid-April to the end of April every year. This expansive park is nestled in Sceaux, a small town located in the suburbs of Paris. It offers a serene escape and is renowned for its annual hanami (flower-viewing) festival in April. 

Aside from immersing yourself in the magical views, you can also participate in the fun activities and workshops held during the festival to make the most out of your time here. So, don’t forget to grab your picnic mat, some snacks, and the love of your life before fleeing to this enchanting pink wonderland this year!

Address: 38 Av. Alphonse Cherrier, 92330 Sceaux

3. Parc du Champ de Mars

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Another popular hotspot to witness cherry blossoms in Paris is Parc du Champ de Mars, a large public greenspace in the city. This grassy area surrounding the Eiffel Tower is blessed with many cherry blossom trees scattered throughout the former French military drilling grounds. What’s the best thing about viewing the stunning florals here? You can have lovely shots of the Eiffel Tower framed by a delicate veil of pink and white blossoms from various angles! 

If you plan to visit this spot for sakura watching, we recommend going somewhere between March and April for the best experience. 

Address: Quai Branly, Avenue de la Motte Picquet, 75007 Paris

4. Jardin du Luxembourg

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Your hunt for the pink blossom in Paris is incomplete without visiting Jardin du Luxembourg, also known as Jardin du Senat, by the locals. It’s the best place to sit with a good book or a fresh cuppa while your sight is bedazzled by the elegant charm of the Luxembourg Palace and the Medici Fountain amidst the pink canopies. 

Planning to spend the cherry blossom season in Paris right here? It’s best to come between 10  and 20 Apr. You can thank us later!

Address: Rue de Médicis – Rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris

5. Jardins du Trocadero

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The next hotspot to witness the magical pink blossom of Paris is Jardins du Trocadero, nestled in the city’s 16th arrondissement. The open space boasts plenty of kwanzan cherry blossom trees dotting the garden’s water basin across the Seine River from the Eiffel Tower. Your kids or furry friends will love it here, thanks to the large space that makes the park less crowded. Aside from the pink blossom, which can usually be sighted from early to mid-April, you can also view the white and pale pink sakura here in late February. 

TripZilla Tip: You can also cross the Pont d’Iena Bridge to view the cherry blossoms of Jardins du Trocadero from another perspective!

Address: Pl. du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris

6. Square Gabriel Pierne

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Square Gabriel Pierne should definitely be at the top of your list when searching for pink blossom in Paris! Unlike the more famous gardens and parks, this hidden gem is tucked away near the Seine River and the legendary Shakespeare and Company bookstore. This means you’ll likely encounter fewer crowds and enjoy a more intimate atmosphere while admiring the blossoms. While you’re there, don’t miss out on the chance to pose under the blooming cherry blossom trees with the grand dome of the Institut de France serving as the backdrop!

TripZill Tip: We recommend going on the second week of April to see this intimate space bathed in pink!

Address: 5 Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris

7. Bois de Vincennes

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Located in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, Bois de Vincennes is another spot worth visiting during the cherry blossom season in the City of Lights. This enchanting green space offers a great escape from the urban landscape to those seeking a more peaceful cherry blossom adventure. 

Here, you’ll get to witness a variety of cherry blossoms ranging from pink and pale pink to a white veil of petals scattered across the space in April. For the best experience, take your loved one on a romantic boat ride across the park’s beautiful Lac Daumesnil, dotted with the magnificent pink blossom flowers of Paris!

Address: Rte de la Pyramide, 75012 Paris

8. Jardin Tino Rossi

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Jardin Tino Rossi is another serene retreat that lets you witness an unobstructed view of the cherry blossoms in Paris throughout March and April. Nestled along the Seine River in the 5th arrondissement, Tino Rossi boasts stunning waterfront views. Here, you can go picnicking or strolling under the delicate pink canopy with the gentle river gurgling by, creating a picture-perfect springtime scene. 

FYI, Ile Saint Louis,  a pleasant natural island in the Seine River, is only a four-minute drive from this place. So, do check it out while you’re there!

Address: 2 Quai Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris

9. Pere Lachaise Cemetery

Pere Lachaise Cemetery is not your typical blossom-viewing spot. This historic place is the city’s largest cemetery. It offers a unique experience for those wanting a more thrilling spot to view cherry blossoms in France in April. While you’re there, be sure to traverse the winding paths, shaded by blooming cherry blossom trees among the tombs. If you’re lucky enough, you might come across the final resting place of iconic figures like Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde, adding a layer of historical significance to your blossom-viewing experience. All the more reason to add this destination to your list of places for pink blossom hunting in Paris!

Address: Face au 21 boulevard de Ménilmontant 75020 Paris

10. Parc des Buttes Chaumont

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Parc des Buttes Chaumont lies on the city’s northeastern side. This expansive park in the 19th arrondissement offers stunning views of the city skyline and a diverse collection of plants, including cherry trees. What’s more, the park’s hilly terrain and winding paths create a sense of adventure for visitors, and the cherry blossoms add a touch of springtime magic. 

Don’t forget to take a photo among the lovely sakura petals by the park’s most famous landmark, Temple de la Sibylle, perched atop a cliff 50 metres above an artificial lake. And yes, this part of Paris blooms in both pink and white hues in mid-April!

Address: 1-7 rue Botzaris 75019 Paris

Also read: 15 Airbnbs in Paris That Are Close to the City’s Top Sights 

Found your best spots to view the lovely cherry blossoms in Paris yet? Well, we’re pretty sure this list has them all! Whatever it is, remember that the peak blooming period can vary slightly depending on the weather, so keep an eye on local forecasts for the most up-to-date information. Happy cherry blossom hunting in Paris!

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Izzati Haron
Izzati Haron

Izzati is an author to two poem anthologies, a slam poet wannabe, and a full-time nanny to her kitties. She loves dreaming about traveling the world just like most protagonists in the movies, but more often than not, her bank account only permits her to travel to her backyard.