9x Best things to do in Paris in spring, Easter & blossoms

It’s almost spring in Paris 2024! What to do in paris during the springtime? Undoubtedly a fantastic destination all year round, but visiting Paris in the spring is highly recommended. Forget the cold of winter and the hustle and bustle of summer. The days are getting longer and the sun is shining more hours. Time to enjoy the first mild spring days on the best summer terraces in Paris. The weather during spring in Paris can vary from sunny days to rainy days, so it’s always a good idea to have an umbrella on hand. You can also rent a bicycle in Paris when the weather is nice and explore the city at your own pace. There is also a lot to do in Paris at Easter.

There is a lot to do during spring in Paris. Just think of admiring the beautiful cherry blossoms, walking through the green parks and gardens such as Luxembourg Gardens in Paris, Easter celebrations with chocolate or the many cultural events. Also for lovers of art and culture a great time to visit new exhibitions in the best museums in Paris. We tip 9 of our favorite activities during springtime in Paris 2024.

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What to do in Paris in springtime: cherry blossoms, Easter and much more (2024)
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    Best things to do in Paris: cherry blossoms
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    Visit Paris in spring and during Easter
    Visit Paris in spring and during Easter

    1. Admiring cherry blossoms during spring in Paris

    Spring in Paris, so the ideal time to admire the beautiful blooming cherry blossoms. During the months of March and April, the city of lights turns pink, pink and more pink… The cherry blossom period, also known as “Sakura” in Japan, is an important time in Japanese culture.

    The most beautiful places to admire the cherry blossom and magnolia in Paris are Jardin des Plantes, Parc de Sceaux, Le square Jean-XXIII (behind Notre-Dame), Le jardin des Tuileries, Père-Lachaise, Jardins du Trocadéro, Jardin du Palais Royal and Parc Bagatelle.

    2. Celebrating Easter in Paris: fun activities during the Easter weekend

    Easter is also a public holiday in Paris and various church services are organized in the city. Celebrate Easter in some of Paris’ most famous churches and chapels such as the Sacré-Coeur, Sainte-Chapelle or La Madeleine. In the beautiful Gothic Saint-Chapelle you can, for example, listen to a concert with classical music by Vivaldi or Mozart.

    The children are of course also looking forward to the fun Easter egg hunts that are organized in Paris:
    – Musée Rodin on Wednesday March 27, 2024 (FULL)
    – Bercy Village on Wednesday, March 27, 2024
    – Parc Zoologique de Paris on Sunday March 31 and Monday April 1, 2024
    – Parc André Citroën on Sunday, March 31, 2024
    – Batobus on the Seine on Sunday March 31, 2024

    3. Picnics in the most beautiful parks or on the banks of the Seine

    There are plenty of nice places in the city where you can enjoy a romantic picnic during the spring in Paris. Go to a local market and buy some delicious French cheese, fresh French bread and a good bottle of wine. Some popular parks for a picnic are Champ de Mars, Jardin des Tuileries and Jardin du Luxembourg. But it is also wonderful to stay on the banks of the Seine.


    4. Enjoy delicious chocolate in the city of lights

    Easter is of course the perfect time to enjoy that delicious chocolate. The windows of the top Parisian chocolatiers are beautifully decorated and are worth a visit for this alone. Some of the best chocolatiers in Paris include Patrick Roger, La Maison du Chocolat, Pierre Marcolini, Jean-Paul Hévin and Pierre Hermé. Many of these chocolatiers can be found in the nice neighborhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

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    5. Stay up all night during Nuit des Musées 2024

    Ready for some culture in the middle of the night? For 19 years now, on the third Saturday in May (this year on May 18, 2024), Parisian museums have been open all night as part of a special event taking place across Europe. During ‘Nuit des Musées’ you can visit many museums and exhibitions throughout Paris for free. The major museums such as the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay also participate in this event. There are also many other activities on this evening such as film screenings, concerts, performances, guided tours and fun activities for children.

    6. Listen to live Jazz in Saint-Germain-des-Prés

    Enjoy live music on a beautiful spring day in Paris during the annual ‘Festival Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés’ (from May 13 to 21, 2024). The festival offers a mix of free and paid performances, featuring both big international names and emerging talent from the region. Listen to jazz in unique locations such as the Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Théâtre de l’Odéon or Sorbonne Université.

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    Paris in spring
    Cruise on the Seine during spring in Paris

    7. Cruise on the Seine: discover the tourist highlights

    A cruise on the Seine remains a unique experience and of course also fun to do during the first days of spring. You see Paris in a different way and the view of the beautiful historic buildings and bridges are truly beautiful.

    You usually depart from the Eiffel Tower and you sail past famous sights of Paris such as the Grand Palais, Notre Dame, Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Pont Alexandre-III and of course the Eiffel Tower.

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    8. Discover Paris in springtime by bike

    Walking is always a good idea, but it does limit the distance you can travel. That’s why springtime is one of the best times to book a bike tour in Paris. When the trees are in bloom, the temperatures rise and the days are sunnier, cycling in Paris is wonderful. In recent years, a huge number of new cycle paths have been built and it is becoming easier and safer to cycle in Paris.

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    9. Take a trip to Versailles with musical fountain show

    The 17th-century Palace of Versailles is just 20 kilometers outside of Paris, making it ideal for a day trip. The palace, in addition to its beautiful interior, is known for its beautifully landscaped gardens that stretch over nearly 2,000 acres and 55 elaborate fountains. From April to October, the fountains come to life to the sounds of baroque music for the musical fountain show ‘Grandes Eaux Musicales’. The show takes place on Saturday and Sunday. It can be very busy, especially during the Easter holidays, but with a skip-the-line ticket you avoid the worst queues.

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    Paris in springtime is very nice and there is a lot to experience. Sun, mild temperatures, longer days… Spring is the perfect time to visit Paris. Also discover the 10 best things to do in Paris. Time to enjoy sunny spring days in Paris with these tips!

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