• Relaxing in spring, Paris, France. Copyright 2014 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved. Paris on a spring afternoon.

Snapshots: Paris on a spring afternoon

We thought we’d share some snapshots with you taken in Paris the other day. Spring has hit Paris with a blast of welcome sunshine — and there’s nothing like Paris on a spring afternoon.

The Parisians we’ve been meeting have all been saying this was one of the longest winter seasons they can remember in a very long time – which is why yesterday the whole of Paris seemed to be out on the streets embracing the balmy weather and welcoming the warmer months to come. So we thought we’d join them!

One of the best things about an afternoon amble in Paris is all the entertainment that’s around on the streets – and it’s all free. All you need to do to be amused in the city on a day like this is to just take a stroll. It’s as simple as that.

All of these photos were taken in the space of a couple of hours, during which time we slowly sauntered the lovely gardens of the Palais Royal with the locals, watched some go-for-broke inline skating, and spent some time listening to an excellent young orchestra having more fun playing in the sunshine than they would in a concert hall!

Spring is the best time to be in Paris as far as we’re concerned. And we haven’t mentioned the fact that there’s still great oysters and the fresh asparagus is starting to hit the markets…

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About the Author:

Professional travel/food editorial/commercial photographer and food and travel writer based in Asia. His photography and writing assignments has seen him visit over 70 countries. Has authored some 40 guidebooks for Lonely Planet, DK, Footprint, Rough Guides, Thomas Cook, and AA Guides. Photography has appeared in Conde Nast Traveler, Australian Gourmet Traveller, Feast, Delicious, National Geographic Traveller, Wanderlust, Get Lost, Travel+Leisure Asia, DestinAsian, Four Seasons Magazine, Fah Thai, Sawasdee and many more.


  1. Miri of Laura|Carmen April 19, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Wow! I almost feel like I’m there with you. So beautiful… nothing like springtime in Paris.

  2. Jocy April 19, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    How wonderful!

  3. Gabby /Gypsy*Diaries April 19, 2010 at 11:47 pm
  4. Lara Dunston April 20, 2010 at 12:55 am

    It is very beautiful at the moment and it’s been wonderful to see the change actually. Thanks for dropping by!

  5. Heather Carreiro April 20, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Wow that guy in #9 is SO high off the ground!

  6. Jen Laceda April 20, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    what? no rain? lucky you! looks like the weather in Paris is gorgeous!

  7. Gourmantic April 20, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Magnifique! I’ve had a few hours like these in Paris, usually in autumn, where the city and its people seem to suddenly come alive and I feel so much part of it.

    Those birds really like that statue. I have a similar photograph!

  8. Lola April 21, 2010 at 12:05 am

    Ha! Sooo looking forward to spring (my favorite season!)

  9. Erica April 22, 2010 at 4:24 am

    How I miss Paris right now…Thanks for sharing these gorgeous photos. Strolling through cities is the best way to discover them!

  10. Lara Dunston May 3, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Thanks all! For the most part we had gorgeous weather for the weeks we were in Paris, a relief after three months of rain! Thanks for dropping by!

  11. Jack Norell February 28, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Wonderful photos! Really nice version of the IM Pei pyramid through the arch as well, usually they’re boring.

  12. Terence Carter February 28, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Thanks Jack. I don’t really look at travel photos these days – I’m guessing it’s a pretty popular perspective! Cheers, T

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