My favorite cherry blossom 🌸 park in central Paris. Plus a ZERO cost day itinerary below!
Aren’t these cherry blossoms so FLUFFY?!! What a dream. And look - the benches in the park are in the shape of open books. I hope you enjoy this schedule I created just for you!
STOP 1 - PETIT PALAIS. Cost - Free.
Visit the permanent exhibitions of the Petit Palais and then step out to the stunning, hidden interior garden. There’s a café for tea and coffee to sip on the steps of the jardin.
STOP 2 - Jardin des Tuileries. Cost - Free.
Explore the Tuileries, the fountains, and the exterior of the Louvre. Don’t miss the Rodin statue in front of the Orangerie.
STOP 3 (Optional) - Lunch time! I suggest La Bonne Excuse (some claim they have the best apple tart in the world!), Les Antiquaires (an adorable vintage French restaurant), or Apégo (healthy, fresh, and organic!). Looking for a budget picnic lunch? Try Boulangerie Eric Kayser on Rue du Bac for an excellent baguette sandwich and yummy patisseries.
STOP 4 - Square Gabriel Pierné. Cost - Free. Time for the cherry blossoms! Would you like a book to read while you’re there? Visit Librarie des Alpes across the street, specializing in beautiful books and photographs about mountains.
STOP 5 - Wander back up to the river Seine, take in the scene from the iconic Pont des Arts bridge, and walk over to Pont Neuf. If you’d like to visit the lovely willow on the tip of the Ile de Cité, in the park Square du Vert-Galant, access is via a hidden staircase behind the equestrian statue of Henri IV. Cost - Free.
STOP 6 - Place Dauphine. Cost - Free. This historic square is a tranquil respite from the business of the city. The entire square will be a sea of pink in about two to three weeks! The horse chestnut trees will be in full bloom. It’s a magical sight to see. Enjoy a cup of tea or glass of wine as you watch the pink blossoms slowly float to the ground. Ahhhhh, Paris!
Bisous and bonne journée, darlings!