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 as hot as summertime. You'll find that the locals are more relaxed and the milder weather is perfect for sightseeing, shopping, dining outside, basic you can explore Paris at your leisure!
Also, Paris in the spring is 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. It's the perfect time to see cherry blossoms on the Champs de Mars as you look down from the Eiffel Tower (just make sure to buy your ticket in advance).
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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 are plenty of outdoor activities to do, from visiting markets to enjoying some of the most beautiful gardens in town. Like Jardin du Luxembourg (Luxembourg Garden), Jardin des Tuileries (Tuileries Garden) close to the Seine River, or Jardin des Plantes, 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.
Should it be a little chilly, duck into a Paris passage for some shopping or a meal.
If you’re visiting Paris 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 at no extra cost.
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.
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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. It's the perfect time in Paris because the days are so long!
The weather stays warm enough for visitors but cool enough that you can still do activities like biking or walking around outside. And don't forget the ice cream!
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 the spring
You might find that travel to Paris during this season 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.
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Also, here are my recommendations for the best bags for walking around Paris, the weather in Paris in the spring means lots of outdoor time and long days of toting around your stuff 😉
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 in dishes and desserts. It's a yummy time to visit!
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!
I am married to a French man, lived in France for 3 years, and have been to Paris more than 50 times. I am always a tourist so the information, tip, and tricks I share are created to help you!
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- Look for fares using sites like Skyscanner or Expedia.com.
- For France (Paris) coming from the West Coast, I typically fly Air France or United. From the East Coast, I typically fly Air France or Delta.
- If you travel frequently, consider investing in a Priority Pass for airport lounge access. Not only will you have a spot to relax before your flight and charge your devices, but you can eat and drink for free (without paying crazy airport prices!)
- I use Expedia.com, Booking.com, and Hotels.com to find lodging. Always check the reviews on TripAdvisor before booking!
- For rental car agencies, try Rentalcars.com. When traveling in Europe, I use AutoEurope to make reservations. They find the best rates and allow you to compare different car rental agencies. I typically book with Sixt.
- For transportation from the CDG airport to anywhere within Paris, consider pre-booking with Get Transfer. It is one way to be stress-free and you can request an English-speaking driver.
- Tours + Atractions
- I book tours with companies like Viator and GetYourGuide. Both have a wide variety of activities for every travel style. Other companies to look at include Tours by Locals and Withlocals.
- If you’re visiting a city with multiple attractions, be sure to check out a discount pass, such as CityPASS or Go City.
- Context Travel is another option and they offer more educational-based activities.
- If you are looking to buy tickets to attractions, check out Tiquet.
- Don't Forget Travel Photos
- One of my favorite things to do is to get photos taken of me while on vacation. Flytographer is a great option with photographers all over the world.
- Peace of Mind
- It’s important to have some type of travel insurance to cover any unforeseen accidents, illnesses, threats, or cancellations. I always travel with insurance and would recommend SafetyWing, SquareMouth or Travelex Insurance are good options.
- Should you have any trouble with flight delays to the extent you feel you deserve compensation, I encourage you to check out and use AirHelp. I used them and for 1 claim I got compensated (transparency: a 2nd claim did not, but I was still glad I tried!).