If you want to enjoy the magical Paris city in all its glory, you ought to come here during spring. At this time, you can see how beautifully the colorful blooms, fresh foliage, sunny days, chirping birds, spring stalls, boutiques, etc., add to the overall charm of the city. In fact, you would have seen this glamorized epitome of Paris in spring in most romantic movies, guide books, novels, literature, etc. Usually, people may envision the enchanting rose-colored sun-dappled boulevards throughout the city and a dreamy stroll along the riverside when it is about spring. Actually, the French capital is an absolute delight during the spring even despite this magical pink phenomenon and the charismatic river view.
While you can see an icy hangover that still lingers around from the winter months, the clear skies and blazing sun points at the panorama of warmer weather. Without any doubts, this will be the best time to schedule your Paris private tour. Unsurprisingly, the number of travelers flocking to Paris during spring is higher. So, you will have to book your air tickets and accommodation way before to grab some decent deals. If you are stressing over your tour expenses, you can trim it down to a great extent by opting to travel around the city during the beginning of the spring or by the end.
Some of the common scenarios that you get to see here during the spring are ducks taking a sunbath at the riverbanks ignoring the huge crowd of tourists that pass by. You can also see some zealous photographers trying to capture some quirky photos of these ducks. As you walk past the popular Notre Dame Cathedral, you can see the appealing St- Germain – des – Pres region across the scenic river unbelievably mesmerizing during the spring. Apart from this, there are many Parisian morning markets that you may explore. Note that nothing can match the ecstasy of exploring the city in the early morning during the springtime. You will get to see a number of pleasing sights such as freshly bloomed flowers, misty leaves, chirping birds, poodles enjoying their morning stroll, artistic cafes, etc., that you may are likely to miss otherwise.
Speaking of the markets, nothing says in the French capital like rummaging the spring flea markets. If you want everything big and grand, you may head on to the Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen that is located at northern Porte de Clignancourt. This is the largest spring market in the city and there will be hardly any stuff that you will not get here. However, since this is the largest option, you may have to forage through the crowd. In case you prefer something smaller, unique, and homewares-oriented, the Marché aux Puces de Vanves that is located at the south-west in the 14th will be the perfect option for you. Here, you can find almost every home-ware stuff and smaller items such as tableware, lamps, trinkets, etc. Additionally, they also sell a wide range of vintage and antique treasures such as paintings, antique boxes retrieved from house clearances, etc. You can also find a number of amazing souvenirs at this place such as postcards, glassware, ceramics, religious curios, jewelry pieces, books, toys, hats, etc., that you can cherish for a lifetime. If you are good at bargaining, you can crack some great deals at Marché aux Puces de Vanves. This flea market will be functional from 07:00 am to 02:00 pm every weekend making this an ideal option for early morning shopping. It is to be noted that arriving early morning at this market will be perfect to beat the crown and choose from a range of unique items at your own pace.
Another springtime activity that you must never miss out when in Paris is enjoying oysters. The perfect destination to relish mouth-watering oysters, indeed any seafood variety, is HuîtrerieRégis, which is located at the St- Germain – des – Pres area. Another attraction that adds to your overall dining experience at HuîtrerieRégis is their eye-catching interior that is highlighted with nautical, intimate, blue and white dining rooms. You can enjoy the most popular oysters at the 6th diner for lunch and dinner. It is worth noting that the oysters used at HuîtrerieRégis are sourced from Marennes-Oléron, which is a commune located in between the saltwater marshes. Undoubtedly, you will get plenty of fresh seafood items here. Hence, it is always safe to consume oysters or any other seafood dishes at HuîtrerieRégis. Some of the popular seafood dishes here include ‘gourmet fine-de Claire oyster’stuffed in salt ponds, freshly shucked oysters, sea urchins, prawns, shrimps, etc., washed down with sparkling white wine, etc. However, you will have to pre-book your order to enjoy food prepared on the spot.
Apart from this, you may plan a day trip to see the spring flowers in the city. It is to be noted that the colorful blooms in the city play a major role in making Paris romantic and magical as ever in spring. The spring flowers including white, pink, and cream magnolias, yellow daffodils, cherry blossoms, etc., provide the city a dreamy and out of the world appeal. Some of the perfect destinations that you may enjoy the heavenly beauty of the city include Parc Du Champ-De-Mars, Hotel De Ville, Notre Dame Cathedral, Jardin Des Plantes, Palais Royal, Parc De Sceaux, etc.