Seven tips for the beginning of spring in Paris

Those who travel to the French capital in the spring are lucky: they can watch Paris as they wake up from hibernation. What unique experiences await you.

As the first rays of sunlight dance through the soft green leaves of the parks, Paris awakes from hibernation. We have seven tips for a successful spring day in the French capital.

Street cafés of Saint Germain – Feeling like a Parisian

Street cafes belong to Paris like the Eiffel Tower. They are legendary in the former artist district Saint Germain des Prés. Particularly famous are the “Café Les Deux Magots” and the “Café de Flore” on Boulevard Saint Germain. The area is still popular with artists, now also with wealthy young Parisians.

Small, but in the middle of the colorful district rubbing, is the “Bar du Marché” with its red and white striped awning. The upper berets are worn there and are friendly and helpful despite the mass of guests.

Relaxing breaks in Parisian parks

As early as March, gardeners in the Parisian parks begin spring planting. In the city of fashion, of course, this is done according to strict aesthetic standards. The flower borders then look just as neat as one might expect from former royal gardens. In the Tuileries Garden there is the greatest diversity.

Of course, entering the green areas, let alone sitting on it is strictly prohibited. There is a generous assortment of pistachio green iron chairs. Pulled on one of the many stone rondels, ducks, dogs and children can be wonderfully watched while playing.

Visit the Seine

When the sun shines again after the long winter months, the Seine also comes to life again. Whether on a romantic stroll along the waterfront or on a ride with one of the numerous Bateaux-Mouche – a visit to the Grande Dame of Paris is always worthwhile.

Lovers pack a picnic lunch and sit down on one of the many stone benches or simply staggering their feet on the quay wall. If you like explanations, you can hop on a classic excursion boat and get to know the city from a different perspective. The trips take about an hour and almost all stop at the Ponte d’Alma.

Strolling through the Marais

A little break from the big city hectic Paris visitors get while strolling through the village-like Marais. In the former Jewish quarter, there are still many small shops, and who does not fancy the same international brand offer, for example, goes to the concept store “Bleu de France” in the Rue de Gravilliers 46 or rummages in the neighboring fashion and Krimskramsgeschäften.

Hungry flaneurs are spoiled for choice: traditionally a steak fritters in the “Café Hugo” on the Place des Vosges or a falafel from the Rue des Rosiers on the hand. However, the hunger should not be immense here, the falafel are so popular that long lines form in front of the shops.

Dreaming on the Île de la Cité

A light stroll along the banks of the Seine along the green stalls of the Bouquinistes, the booksellers, is a special treat. Old fashion magazines lie between billboards made of tin and watercolor paintings of Paris, in between even one or the other record – everything invites you to rummage, and there are certainly original souvenirs.

Then we go to the Île de la Cité. At the far end of the island, the budding pasture is the destination of lovers and dreamers in spring. Looking alone or in pairs on the shiny water, maybe bite off a baguette, just take a break and enjoy the moment, which succeeds here quite fabulous.

Strolling through Montmartres hidden alleys

A visit to Sacré Coeur is part of every Paris trip. If the spring air is still slightly hazy, the city’s rooftops, which are in front of you, are almost like one of the paintings on the neighboring art market.

And if you still have time and desire, you will walk down the Place du Tertre, past the painters and scissors through some of the most enchanting Parisian streets, such as the Rue Cortot or the adjoining Rue de l’Abreuvoir.

Marvel and enjoy in Rue de Montorgueil

Anyone who considers food as a pure food intake, wastes his time in this Parisian eating mile. Almost every shop in Rue de Montorgueil is a specialty store, from fishmongers to butchers to greengrocers. In between are delis with Italian products, cheeses from all regions of France and, of course, patisseries.