I love Paris in the morning and I love Paris in the evening. I love Paris on a Monday and I love Paris on a Friday. But most of all, I love Paris in the fall… There’s something so magical, and ever so inviting about the city when the leaves turn golden and the evenings are crisp. Here’s a photo diary that will inspire you to visit, as well as where you can really see the fall foliage in Paris!
Base of the Eiffel TowerChâteau de FontainebleauChâteau de Vincennes
Bois de Boulogne
View from the top of the Arc de Triomphe
Here’s where to find the very best autumnal and fall foliage in Paris:
Jardin des Tuileries. Located near the Louvre and filled with well-sculpted trees, no trip to Paris would be complete without a wander through the Jardin des Tuileries. Once the site of a tile factory, today the garden is one of the best spots to see the autumn leaves fall from the trees in the city of love.
Fontainebleau. Fontainebleau is easily one of the best fall day trips from Paris and is where you should head to if you want to find a ‘Versailles without the crowds’. The royal palace started out as a hunting lodge, and comes complete with grand forest and large canal, providing the perfect place to spot some fall foliage.
Buttes Chaumont. This pretty park is where all the locals really hang out. Commissioned by Napoleon, it has waterfalls, grottos and even a Romanesque temple. Plus, the abundance of green spaces in this park means that you’re sure to spot some beautiful fall colours!
Butte Bergeyre. Located near Buttes Chaumont, you’ll find the best vineyard in Paris, and one of the most secretive spots in the city. Head to Butte Bergeyre if you want to see a side of Paris that few people even manage to see, even the locals…
Jardin des Tuileries
From the clock of Musée d’Orsay
More spots to see Fall Foliage in Paris:
Montmartre. Leafy and green, Montmartre is always worth a visit. Head to the Clos Montmartre (the Montmartre vineyard) for some extra fall vibes.
Place des Vosges. The oldest public planned square in the city gets an extra splash of colour come autumn time. Head to the square to see the likes of Victor Hugo’s House (now a small museum) and to see the best of what Le Marais has to offer!
Wander along the Seine. Here’s a thought: both banks of the Seine river are lined with deciduous trees. This means that stroll along the river and you’re sure to be rewarded with some of the best autumnal colours that the city has to offer.
Bois de Boulogne. Embark on one of your final lakeside boat trips of the year at Bois de Boulogne. Soak up the last of the sun and enjoy the leaves as they turn a deep golden colour. Bois de Boulogne is the perfect place to rent a boat, enjoy the last Parisian picnic of the year and escape the crowds of the capital.