A Year of Blooms in Paris

Paris changes radically depending on its weather, and what’s blooming — or not. Here, you’ll find a quasi-chronological look at the city over the span of seven years, for an anecdotal take on when you’ll see cherry blossoms, fall color, and brilliant flowers at the Jardin des Plantes (noted here as the JDP). While the dates are chronological, the years are all messed up, so you might see cherry trees blooming in late March or mid-April — it just depends on the year.

Something I really noticed is that with sunshine, fall is beautiful here — without it, wow. No one does dreary like northern Europe!

If cherry trees are your thing, I have created a 5.5-kilometer, roughly hour-long walking tour through the very center of Paris (at the bottom of the page), with lots of opportunities for seeing them in bloom.  And if you like roses, there’s nowhere better than the Roseraie du Val-de-Marne, just outside Paris in L’Haÿ-les-Roses, and absolutely spectacular when they’re in bloom.

Scroll down, or you can jump to the month in question right here:

January February March April
May June July August
September October November


first mimosa in paris


bois de boulogne


cherry trees

hyacinths in paris


white cherry blossoms

cherry blossoms in the 5th

parmain trees



cherries square du temple


full spring


Roseraie du Val-de-Marne

Roseraie du Val-de-Marne

late springs

jardin luxembourg



marguerite daisies



neo dahlias

fall color


dark leafed dahlias


october trees

fall flowers

october flowers

fall seine

fall seine

orchid lace dahlias

mid fall

chateau de maisons

seine trees


fall color

november colors

late fall

mums at mairie du 12eme

fall dreariness

gare de l'est park

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