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9 of the most beautiful places in the spring

flowering trees with Arc de Triomphe in background

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Paris

How can you write an article about beautiful places in the spring and not include Paris? The French capital is known as the city of love and has endless gardens, tree- and flower-lined streets, and outdoor cafes to explore. The temperatures can be a little chilly in April — bring a jacket — but warm up nicely in May. If you find yourself in Paris in the spring make sure to visit the Jardin du Luxembourg (the Garden of Luxemborg), a 60-acre park featuring the gorgeous Luxembourg Palace and miles of walking paths through well-maintained master gardens.