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Ahhhh...spring in Paris...

I officially bought my flights yesterday (!!) so now our dates are set! We will have a few days in Paris 3rd week of April. I hear it's a good time to see the cherry and almond trees in bloom (hopefully - I assume they are like the apple trees here and weather plays a big role)...so where would be some good spots to see the trees in bloom?

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Late April is amazing in the Luxembourg Gardens where the bulb flowers are planted in amazing profusion.

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There are huge cherry trees around Notre Dame - gorgeous!

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Steven - the link didn't work... :(

You know, in 3 visits to Paris, we haven't been to Luxembourg Gardens! If we get good weather, will def have to go there. Also, maybe this time will do Tour Montparnesse, and will def have to go over to Notre Dame again. Also want to see Saint-Sulpice, so that would tie nicely in with the gardens for sure. And this visit I think we will finally get to the d'Orsay, so that could make for a nice busy day in the 6th/7th. Thanks for the tips!

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Nicole , sorry about that , I have noticed from time to time , that youtube blocks some things based on regional copyrights . Sorry this didn't work - the video is " April in Paris " sung by Dawn Upshaw , it is the most beautiful rendition of this song by Vernon Duke that I have ever heard , try searching it if you can , it is extremely evocative , enjoy your visit !

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How exciting for you.

Last year I was in Paris then. It was absolutely gorgeous - the trees and lilacs were in bloom as well as flower beds everywhere I walked or rode the bus. Giverny was a real floral treat as well, though too early for the water lilies. I don't think there were almonds, which bloom earlier, or cherries which may bloom later, but, oh the chestnuts . . .

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Thanks Steven - I'll look that up and see if I can't find it.

I'll be glad that anything is in bloom. Stuff really doesn't get going until mid-May-ish here - tulips sometimes will poke thru, but usually not til May. Ditto the apple blossoms.