7 Reasons Why It’s Best to Visit Paris in the Spring

7 Reasons Why It’s Best to Visit Paris in the Spring
As Audrey Hepburn famously said in the film Sabrina, “Paris is always a good idea.” And there’s nothing quite like Paris in the spring! For those of us lucky enough to experience Paris when it’s in full bloom – either as tourists or as residents – it’s best to take advantage of this fabulous and fleeting season. Here are seven of our favorite reasons illustrating why it’s best to visit Paris in springtime. Explore Stunning Gardens: Luxembourg, Tuileries, and More Paris blossoms and comes alive in the springtime. And there’s no better place to relish the glory of spring than in one of Paris’s many gorgeous gardens, like Luxembourg Gardens, Tuileries Garden, and Jardin des Plantes. In these gardens during the pre-summer season, you’ll discover some of the most luscious flowers, vibrant green grass, and sunny days that can’t be beat. Canal Saint Martin at night. Photo credit: Pascal Terjan/ Flickr Relax at Night Along Canal Saint-Martin While traipsing about in Paris gardens during the day is ideal, the spring nights are all about revelry, enjoyment, and joie de vivre. Grab a bottle of red wine, some cheeses and baguettes, and join other Parisians enjoying the mood along Canal Saint-Martin, where spring nights feel almost magical. Worthy of note are Île de la Cité and Île Saint-Louis – both of these small Paris islands are also great for evening picnics in the spring. And I promise you, they will likely be lively! Cruise on the Seine. Photo credit: Visit Paris Region Cruise along the Seine in the Bateaux-Mouches Critics may say it’s a bit cheesy, but, personally, I love cruising along on the Bateaux-Mouches boats on a gorgeous spring night when the weather is just the right mix of cool and warm. There’s nothing quite like a Paris sunset seen from the river. If you’ve got the time, this activity is a good one to add to your list for a spring visit to the City of Light. Sainte-Chapelle. Photo: Jose Losada – Fotografía/ Flickr

Lead photo credit : Jardin du luxembourg. © Marie Evano, Unsplash

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Anne McCarthy is a contributing writer to BBC News, Teen Vogue, The Telegraph, Dance Magazine, and more. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Westminster and is the Editor in Chief of Fat Tire Tours’ travel blog. She lives in New York City.