Paris in springtime: an illustrated guide

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Paris in springtime! In the whole world, there’s no place that’s more iconic than the city of light, and no place that evokes such great images — especially in the spring. The words of the old song bring up tantalizing visions of flowers blooming in the parks, sunbathers on the banks of the Seine, people strolling down the Champs-Élysées …

I haven’t been to Paris in a long time, but when April comes I still get the urge to sit in a sidewalk café sipping a glass of vin rouge and watching the people pass by on the streets where Hemingway and Fitzgerald found the inspiration for their stories, where Picasso and Rodin saw the sights that inspired their art.

Paris is a city designed by artists and celebrated by poets, but it’s also a city of beauty and romance. And if you’re thinking of visiting, there’s no better time than the spring, before the tourists arrive and the summer heat descends.

If you don’t know just how to spend your time there, don’t worry: here’s a graphic that shows you the best of Paris, from the great museums to the undiscovered restaurants and the timeless places to just enjoy the sights and sounds of this great city. It’s sponsored by Eurostar — all aboard for Paris!

Photo at top by Martin Robson, Brighton, U.K., via Wikimedia commons 

Paris in the springtime graphic

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Paul Marshman is a retired journalist who spent 30 years as a writer and editor on Canadian newspapers, while travelling to the ends of the earth. Now he continues to travel while passing on his travel experiences to you.

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