Springtime in Paris

Marc Gordon
May 02, 2021

Paris, the city of love. If visiting this gorgeous city is on your bucket list, you should definitely consider being there during the spring. With flowers blooming everywhere and the perfect weather, Paris is the most magical during springtime. Besides the natural advantages of the season, the months of March through May in Paris usually see fewer tourists than the summer months. This is how you can take advantage of the French capital in the spring.

Visit the amazing Parisian museums

The Louvre Pyramid

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Another benefit of traveling to Paris in the spring is that museums are way less crowded than usual. Take advantage of the off-season and explore the Louvre, Centre Pompidou, Musée d’Orsay, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, and all the other incredible museums that this great city has to offer.

Take a walk along the Seine

Pont des Arts bridge over the Seine River at spring sunset in Paris

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The best time to walk around the city is definitely the spring. Walking along the Seine River in springtime will give you the best views of all the blooming trees and plants. If you want to take a break from your springtime stroll, we recommend stopping at the gardens near Notre Dame Cathedral. In case you do not feel like walking at all, the city offers public bikes and electric scooters that can be rented by anyone who wants to explore the Parisian streets.

Shop at the street markets

young woman buying strawberries in Paris France

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Parisians love a good street market. While each neighborhood has its own food market on the street, some of the best to visit are Marché des Enfants Rouges (3rd arrondissement), Marché Bastille (11th arrondissement), Marché Mouffetard (5th arrondissement) and Rue Montorgueil (1st and 2nd arrondissement). If flea markets are more your style, take a stroll at Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen – the city’s biggest and busiest flea market with over 3000 trades every weekend.