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Paris in Spring: The Essential Guide to Enjoying the City's Charm

Updated: Jul 8

Torre Eifel - Paris na Primavera

Anyone who follows me knows that my favorite season in Paris is Fall. But this time, I decided to experience the city during spring. And let me tell you, it was an unforgettable experience. Paris gains a unique charm in the springtime, with the streets bursting with blooming flowers and vibrant colors.

The City of Lighth transforms into a dream setting, with longer days and pleasant temperatures. It's the perfect time to explore Paris' attractions without the summer crowds. The city's energy shifts with the promise of new beginnings!

This guide will walk you through the best attractions in Paris in spring. Discover famous tourist attractions, exclusive seasonal events, and festivals that showcase the city's joie de vivre.

Paris in Spring: Your Most Burning Questions Answered!

Springtime in Paris is like something out of a movie - blooming flowers, mild weather, and a city buzzing with renewed energy. But before you pack your bags for the City of Lights, let's answer some of your most frequent questions:

When Does Spring Start in Paris?

Spring officially arrives in Paris around late March/early April. Expect pleasant temperatures and beautiful blooms around this time.

What's the Best Time to Visit Paris in Spring?

What Should I Pack for Spring in Paris?

Is Paris Expensive in Spring?

What are Must-Do Activities During Springtime in Paris?

If you are planning a trip to Paris, this article is for you. Get ready to discover the magic of spring in Paris and make the most of your vacation.

Shall we start our trip through Parisian spring?

Why visit Paris in spring?

Paris na Primavera

Paris is enchanting at any time of year. But in spring, the city takes on a unique charm. The streets fill with flowers, the days get longer, and the city becomes even more vibrant.

Spring is also the perfect time to avoid the summer tourist crowds. You can explore Paris' attractions more calmly, without facing long lines or overcrowded places.

Plus, spring is the festival season in Paris. This time of year is packed with vibrant cultural and musical events throughout the city. It's a huge opportunity to immerse yourself in Parisian culture and experience the city like a local.

When planning a trip to Paris, consider visiting in the spring. You will not regret it!

Weather in Paris in spring

Arco do Triunfo Paris na Primavera

Spring in Paris starts in March and lasts until June. The city transforms into a spectacle of colors and aromas. The trees bloom, the parks are green, and the climate becomes milder.

The average temperature in spring varies between 11°C and 15°C. The days start to get longer, and sunlight becomes more present. Imagine walking down the street at 9pm with the sun still shining bright. An enchanting experience! It's the perfect weather to stroll the streets of Paris and explore its attractions.

However, spring can also bring some rainy days. Therefore, it is always good to have an umbrella at hand. Don't worry, Paris doesn't lose its charm even when it's raining.

During my 4-day stay in Paris, the weather kept me on my toes with unpredictable changes. I was welcomed with 27° heat that unfortunately didn't last. The next day, it kept raining, and the temperature dropped by around 10 degrees.

Nothing that a good coat and umbrella couldn't solve. The other two days were typical spring days!

In short, the weather in Paris in spring is ideal for those who want to make the most of the city. Come experience the delightful weather and the city bursting with vibrant blossoms!

Unmissable attractions in Paris in spring

Paris is a city that offers a multitude of attractions. In spring, these attractions take on a unique charm. Here are some you can't miss:

  1. Eiffel Tower and Parc du Champ de Mars

  2. Louvre and Jardin des Tuileries

  3. Versailles and its gardens

  4. Cruises on the River Seine

  5. Montmartre and Sacré-Cœur

Eiffel Tower and Parc du Champ de Mars

The Eiffel Tower is an iconic symbol of Paris. To be visited at any time of year! In spring, the view from the top is even more spectacular. The Parc du Champ de Mars, located at the foot of the tower, is a perfect spot for a picnic.

Louvre and Jardin des Tuileries

The Louvre Museum is always a must-visit. In spring, you can take the opportunity to stroll through the Jardin des Tuileries, which is next to the museum. The flowers in full bloom are a sight to behold.

Versailles and its gardens

The Palace of Versailles is a masterpiece of French architecture. In spring, its gardens are filled with flowers and colors. It's the perfect setting for a romantic stroll.

Cruises on the River Seine

A Seine River cruise is a unique way to see Paris' top sights. In the spring, the milder weather makes the experience even more pleasant.

Montmartre and Sacré-Cœur

Sacré Coeur e Montmartre Paris
Sacré Coeur

Montmartre is a neighborhood full of charm and history. The Sacré-Cœur Basilica, located at the top of the hill, offers a panoramic view of Paris. In spring, the view is even more stunning.

Unforgettable day trips from Paris

Immerse yourself in the history of France by visiting one or more Loire Castles. Chambord and Chenonceau are the best known. They are less than 2 hours by car from Paris. Or the same two hours for a train and a bus!

Visit Giverny and Monet's Gardens in Normandy. The Gardens are sensational and invite you for a picnic! Or take a poignant drive through D-Day Beaches.

If you have an extra night, don't miss Mont Saint Michel, a rocky island and a UNESCO Heritage Site!

For lovers of Fashion, Design and Luxury

Hermès Paris
Hermès Paris St Germain

The Hermès store in St Germain is an unmissable stop for fashion and design lovers. Inside an old swimming pool, the store offers a unique shopping experience.

Beautifully renovated over 3 floors, it is simply stunning. As much as the prices! Come in and enjoy or grab a coffee in the restaurant inside!

The Dior Gallery is known for its impressive architecture and breathtaking fashion displays.  Book your ticket at least two weeks in advance!

On the Champs Élysées, the Louis Vuitton trunk-shaped siding is an attraction. An exact replica of LV's elegant and exclusive travel trunk, the giant siding covers a work in progress! At that point, there will be the Louis Vuitton hotel, to be opened in 2026. A great marketing move!

These locations add even more charm and sophistication to the Parisian scene.

Paris spring events and festivals

Spring in Paris is marked by a series of events and festivals. The city becomes even more lively with music, art, and celebrations. Here are some events you can't miss:

  1. Paris Jazz Festival

  2. Foire du Trône

  3. Fête de la Musique

  4. Night of the Museums

  5. Rolland Garros

Festival JAzz Paris

Paris Jazz Festival

The Paris Jazz Festival is an unmissable event for music lovers. Held at Paris' Parc Floral, the festival showcases a variety of jazz artists. The outdoor atmosphere in spring makes the experience even more enjoyable.

Foire du Trône

The Foire du Trône is the oldest and largest fun fair in Paris. It starts at the end of March and offers a variety of attractions, from classic carousels to thrilling rollercoasters. It's guaranteed fun for the whole family.

Fête de la Musique

The Fête de la Musique, or Music Festival, happens on June 21st. During this day, musicians of all types perform on the streets of Paris. It is a celebration of music in all its forms.

Nuit des Musées

Museum Night is an annual event in which Paris museums open their doors until late. Furthermore, entry is free. It's a unique opportunity to explore Paris's cultural treasures in a new light.

Rolland Garros

For tennis fans, watching a game on the court at Rolland Garros is a unique experience.

It's hard to get tickets on the official website. On the day sales opened on the website, I went in at 5:02 am (sales opened at 5 am) to purchase tickets. My number? 173,458!! I left the computer on and, 4 hours later, without my turn coming, I received the message that the tickets were sold out!!

Outdoor activities in Paris in spring

Sena - Paris na primavera

Spring is the perfect time to explore Paris outdoors. The city transforms into a spectacle of colors and aromas, with flowers blooming in every corner. Cherry blossom season. Here are some outdoor activities you can enjoy:

  1. Picnics in Paris parks

  2. Bike tours around the city

Picnics in Paris parks

Paris' parks are the perfect spot for a spring picnic. The Jardin des Tuileries and Parc du Champ de Mars, near the Eiffel Tower, are great options. If you prefer, have your picnic on the banks of the River Seine!

Prepare a basket with French cheeses, fresh baguettes, and a bottle of wine. Afterward, find a nice spot under the flowering trees and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.

Bike tours around the city

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Paris is a cyclist-friendly city, with many cycle paths and places to rent bikes. During spring, cycling around the city is a perfect way to see the sights and enjoy the pleasant weather.

You can follow along the River Seine and pass through the flower fields in the Bois de Boulogne. Or, explore the charming neighborhoods of Montmartre and Le Marais. No matter which route you choose, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience.

Gastronomy and open-air markets

Spring in Paris is a delight for food lovers. The city is famous for its exceptional cuisine, and the open-air markets are a true paradise for foodies. Here are some dining experiences you can't miss:

  1. Marché Bastille and other fairs

  2. Terraces of cafes and restaurants

Marché Bastille and other fairs

The Marché Bastille is one of Paris's most popular open-air markets. Here, you will find an incredible variety of fresh produce, cheeses, breads, wines, and much more.

Other notable markets include the Marché d'Aligre and the Marché des Enfants Rouges. Each has its own charm and a unique selection of products. Be sure to try the local delicacies and take some snacks for your picnic.

Terraces of cafes and restaurants

Terraços cafés em Paris

Spring is the perfect time to enjoy the terraces of Paris' cafes and restaurants. With the warmer weather, Parisians love to sit outside and watch people pass by.

The neighborhoods of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Le Marais are famous for their charming terrace cafes. Whether for a peaceful breakfast, lunch in the sun, or dinner under the stars, the experience is unforgettable.

The famous Café Flore and Les Deux Magots had long queues at the beginning of May. A reference in Paris, they are worth stopping at least once. But there is no shortage of skip-the-line options in the surrounding area.

But, a warning. The menu at Les Deux Magots had no price on it. I ordered a glass of wine without knowing how much it would cost. And I was surprised by the astronomical price of 32 euros! The wine was fantastic but not worth the shock. Ask for a menu with the price!!

Department store

Excellent program for a rainy day, even without shopping!

Printemps Paris
Cúpula Printemps Paris

Galeries Lafayette Haussmann

If you haven't visited the rooftop yet, go! It has a sensational view of Paris and an unforgettable sunset! It also offers a restaurant and café.

Printemps Haussmann

Architecture lovers, the canopy on the store's dome is a must-see! Art Deco monument was created in 1923, dismantled during the war, and restored only in 1973..


Belonging to the Louis Vuitton group, it is worth a visit. After 16 years of construction, it re-opened in 2021. Spectacular Art Nouveau architecture! Don't miss the staircase!

Proximity to the Olympic Games

Rooftop Galeries Lafayette
Vista Rooftop Galeries Lafayette

With the Olympic Games approaching, Paris is buzzing with energy and activity. The city has ongoing work to improve its infrastructure and prepare to host the prestigious sporting event. 

The streets are full of workers, and the subways are under renovation, eventually causing disruption. 

The city is on orange alert for safety. They send caution and attention notices to all active cell phones in Paris. I received a warning, even though my number is Brazilian. 

The police patrol more frequently, and extra security measures are in place at the airport.

Prices are already starting to rise. So, if you still want to enjoy spring, run!!

Tips for making the most of spring in Paris

Spring is one of the best times to visit Paris. However, to make the most of your trip, be prepared. Here are some tips for your trip:

  1. What to wear

  2. How to avoid queues

How to dress in Paris in Spring

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Spring in Paris can be unpredictable in terms of weather. Therefore, it is advisable to dress in layers. So you can adapt to temperature changes.

A light jacket, a compact umbrella, and comfortable shoes are essential. Never leave out a stylish scarf – a must-have accessory for any fashion-forward Parisian!.

Don’t forget white sneakers! They can be paired with almost any outfit, making them a must-have on any trip!

More tips? Read our post about trendy spring outfits!

How to avoid queues

Springtime in Paris always brings a buzz of excitement to the city. To avoid long lines, consider purchasing tickets in advance for popular attractions like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre.

Additionally, visiting attractions earlier or later in the day can help avoid crowds. Remember, spring in Paris means longer days, so make the most of it!


The spring season offers the perfect balance of mild weather, fewer crowds, and a lively atmosphere. With its streets full of flowers in bloom, the city takes on a new life and charm.

Get ready to be enchanted by the city's beauty, from the iconic landmarks to the charming sidewalk cafes. Whether exploring the top attractions in spring, like the Eiffel Tower and Louvre, or simply enjoying a picnic in one of the city's beautiful parks, like the Luxembourg Gardens, Paris is always unmissable.

With the right Paris spring travel guide and itinerary, you'll make the most of your trip and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Don't miss out on the magic of Paris in spring. Pack your bags, and embrace the season! Get ready for an unforgettable adventure in the City of Light.


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