Cherry Blossom Festival in Paris

Dear Readers,

I intended to write a post about a beautiful and strong exhibition that I have just visited in Paris but walked through the Jardin des Plantes yesterday evening ; and I have changed my mind. The Japanese Cherry trees are presently in bloom, and so magnificent ! Once it has started the Cherry blossom only last a couple of days.

So if by chance you are in Paris this weekend or the coming week, do not miss this amazing sight and enjoy a walk in the Jardin des Plantes… as it will not last more than a few days. Moreover not only the Japanese Cherry trees are in bloom but also the Magnolias and the Butterfly bush : A true delight !

Below is the article I had written about the Jardin des Plantes three years ago, on 9 April 2015. We had a very cold and long winter in Paris this year ; but Spring has finally arrived… and the Japanese cherry trees are in bloom almost on the same day as three years ago !

A must-visit in Early Spring: the Jardin des Plantes in Paris
Jardin des plantes Paris-Cherry blossom
Cherry blossom in the Jardin des Plantes

I hope that you have enjoyed this walk again… and promised, next week I’ll tell you about the exhibition !

Practical information : Jardin des plantes – 57 rue Cuvier 75005 Paris

Christine Bokobza – Good Morning Paris The Blog – www.goodmorningparis.fr

The Best Of Paris Under the Snow

Last week we had snow in Paris almost every day. It began to snow on Monday and we had to wait until Sunday before the snow melted in any place, especially on the terraces or in the gardens.

It is quite unusual to see Paris under a white coat. So I decided to take some pictures of the most famous places in the city under the snow so as to capture and remember those magical and fleeting moments. Whether you were in Paris last week or not I hope that you will appreciate them. Just to enjoy, without a word: Snow is also Silence.

Let’s start at the Louvre…

The Tuileries Garden under the Snow - Paris - February 2018
The Tuileries Garden under the Snow – Paris – February 2018
Snow under the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel - Paris - February 2018
Snow under the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel – Paris – February 2018
The Louvre under the snow with the Eiffel Tower in the background - Paris - February 2018
The Louvre under the snow with the Eiffel Tower in the background – Paris – February 2018
The Pyramid of the Louvre surrounded by snow - Paris - February 2018
The Pyramid of the Louvre surrounded by snow – Paris – February 2018

… Have a walk in Montmartre on a sunny day…

Allée des Brouillards under the Snow - Montmartre - Paris - February 2018
Allée des Brouillards under the Snow – Montmartre – Paris – February 2018
The Vineyard of Montmartre covered by Snow - Paris - February 2018
The Vineyard of Montmartre covered by Snow – Paris – February 2018

… And end with a view on the Eiffel Tower.

Waiting for the spring to come… or maybe for skiing during the winter holidays for some of you. See you soon!

Christine Bokobza – Good Morning Paris The Blog

Top Five Fountains in Paris

Paris counts around 500 fountains and it was not easy to make a selection of my favourites and write a post about my top five fountains in Paris. I had others or more in mind but some of them were not in working order when I have seen them… and personally I cannot consider a fountain without water as a real fountain, especially in summer when the sun is at last shining! So here is my selection of five amazing fountains, each of them being a work of art and offering a peaceful and refreshing break in Paris. Enjoy!

The Most Artistic: The ‘Fontaine Stravinsky’

The ‘Fontaine Stravinsky’, also called ‘Fontaine des Automates’ was ordered in 1983 by the City of Paris and the French Ministry of Culture to two famous artists: Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle. They were not only both painters and sculptors at once but also husband and wife. The sponsor of the project is Pierre Boulez, the famous French composer who was also the manager of the IRCAM: he asked the artists to design a fountain in tribute to the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky.

Fountains Paris-fontaine stravinsky-01
Fountains Paris-fontaine stravinsky-01

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