It’s springtime in Paris! Spring is a beautiful time of year to visit the City of Light. The weather is milder than winter but not so hot as summertime. You’ll find that the locals are more relaxed and the milder weather is perfect for sightseeing, shopping, and dining outside. Also, it’s pretty! Everything is starting to bloom! There are so many things you can do in Paris during this season – from visiting museums to enjoying outdoor markets.
The first warm days of the season are delightful! The days are slowly getting longer and the sun is up for more hours, perfect for the Parisian terraces! There’s plenty of outdoor activities to do, from visiting markets to enjoying some of the most beautiful gardens in town. Like Jardin du Luxembourg or Tuileries Garden, don’t forget to take some time to relax in one of the famous green chairs! Have a picnic, I’ve listed 9 excellent spots to do so!
Officially, spring runs from around the 20th of March to the 20th of June and I’ve got the breakdown of the best things to do in Paris each month including season events, seasonal foods, and more.
[Spring is officially March 21 to June 20, so I have included information on visiting Paris for all 4 months.]
Paris in March
March is the start of spring in Paris. With its first warm days and shortening nights, it’s also the last month of the low season, and airfare, travel, and hotel prices are considerably lower than in the summer months. If you’re on a budget, or simply want to get a better deal, booking your Paris trip in March—just a few weeks ahead of the Spring season—can help you save hundreds of dollars. You’ll also have your choice of seats and rooms, and may even be able to negotiate for upgrades.
Get all the details: activities, events, seasonal foods, and tips for traveling to the city of light in my Paris in March post.
Paris in April
Paris in April is a time to explore the beauty of Paris. With flowers blooming, trees budding, and leaves greening up, it’s a perfect time for an escape from chilly weather. Springtime in Paris also means that there are tons of festivals and events taking place all over the city. You’ll never run out of things to do while you’re here!
Get all the details: activities, events, seasonal foods, and tips for traveling to the city of light in my Paris in April post.
Paris in May
Everything from the weather to seasonal events and art makes a May trip to Paris a great vacation decision. In May, Paris is a bustling hub of life. Warm weather brings visitors to the city, the locals are out and about and flowers blossom brightly. The garden and parks are also bustling with life and the terraces are wide open.
Get all the details: activities, events, seasonal foods, and tips for traveling to the city of light in my Paris in May post.
Paris in June
The cool thing about the late spring/early summer months is that you have all the usual indoor activities and outdoor sites PLUS all the seasonal programming that takes place in the parks, gardens, and streets. The weather stays warm enough for visitors but cool enough that you can still do activities like biking or walking around outside.
Get all the details: activities, events, seasonal foods, and tips for traveling to the city of light in my Paris in June post.
What to wear in Paris in spring
You might find that it can be chilly in the early morning until midday and at night during this season so pack some warmer clothes such as jeans, sweaters, or jackets for your trip. I have a separate post dedicated to what to wear and packing for Paris in the Spring with a packing list! I have a free printable packing list for spring in Paris.
Are you sick and tired of winter? Spring is a great season to start breathing fresh air again! The weather stays warm enough for visitors but cool enough that you can still do activities like biking or walking around outside. There is a lot of seasonal spring produce, cheese, and seafood available in markets which many locals and restaurants use to in dishes and desserts.
Paris is an amazing city that has something for everyone. It’s a perfect time to discover this beautiful place, as it takes on new life during springtime. Why not plan your next vacation around the weather and enjoy what Parisian culture has to offer?
How about you? Have you been to Paris in the spring? What was your favorite thing about it? Do share!
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