Parc de Sceaux

So, there I was, scrolling through my Instagram feed in my pajamas one Saturday afternoon (life abroad is very glamorous) and I noticed that all the Parisian bloggers I follow were flooding the internet with pictures of these absolutely gorgeous cherry blossom trees. With each image, I knew that I needed to go to this park. It’s all I talked about for the rest of the afternoon.

After much obsessed googling and image sending, I roped my talented photographer friend Krystal into coming along. I told her about how it would be amazing for her branding, how it was beautiful and that we had to see it, how I would almost definitely die if I didn’t go. I stand by this.

This aggressive internet searching taught me the word ‘Hanami.’ The very zen Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of cherry blossoms. Literally, sitting and looking at nature and marveling at it. Yes.

We knew we needed to get there quickly because cherry blossom blooms only last about a week or two so we waited for the next warm sunny day and we were off. We got an absolutely amazing picnic basket for lunch from Paris Picnic and we set off on our pink and sunny adventure to Parc de Sceaux.

Practical information:

Parc de Sceaux is located 6 miles from Paris and is easily accessible from the RER B. The closest stop to the actual trees is ‘Croix de Berny’ but you can get off at the stop ‘Parc de Sceaux’ or ‘Bourg-la-reine’ and still find the park easily.

Here is the best map of the park that I could find, the pink cherry blossoms are located in the Bosquet Nord and white blossoms in Bosquet Sud. We got lost and had to stop a very nice dad on a bike to ask him where the trees were, so I figured I’d tell you and save you that step. Enjoy!

 

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Parc de Sceaux
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A lovely picnic from Paris Picnic
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By far the most liked Instagram image I’ve ever posted

 

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Picnic Time

 

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Me and my significant other, carbs.

 

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I take champagne extremely seriously.

 

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Last one, for good measure, me getting smacked in the face by a branch.

 

Krystal was an angel and took all of these lovely pictures of me; you can find her blog and more of her amazing work here or you can follow her on instagram. The rest of the photos are mine & the delicious picnic and champagne were thanks to Paris Picnic

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Presque Perfection

Hi! I'm Amanda and I'm a 28-year-old American living abroad in Paris, France! When I was 24, I packed my bags and moved to Paris with $200 in my pocket and I immediately fell in love with the city of lights. I now work as an English teacher and a freelance translator and spend my spare time traveling, creating things, and perfecting the art of the "happy hour" with my besties.

2 thoughts on “Parc de Sceaux

  1. Thank you Amanda. You are the most special person.
    So happy that you are our Granddaughter.
    Have a blast!
    Love you.
    Grandma and Grandpa H.

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    1. Thank you so much Grandma & Grandpa! That means a lot to me 🙂 I’m so thankful that you always read my stuff and comment on it. It makes me happy knowing you’re along for the journey! Love you very much!

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