Magnolias in Paris

Magnolias in Paris by Georgianna Lane

Blooming magnolias are one of the first heralds of spring. In Paris, they arrive with flair and drama and are the most welcome antidote to a long winter. At the Palais Royal, my favorite garden in the city, Magnolia liliiflora sprinkle the view with bright magenta petals that contrast so beautifully with the neutral architecture and stark, still bare, trees. Yellow and white narcissus brighten the beds and compliment the curved green benches.

Palais Royal in spring by Georgianna Lane

Palais Royal in spring by Georgianna Lane

Palais Royal in spring by Georgianna Lane

The Palais Royal is featured in my new book, Paris in Bloom, so David and I took a copy along one early morning recently to photograph at the wonderful Buren Columns adjacent to the garden. The bold black and white columns are a stylish accent to the fuchsia trees.

Palais Royal in spring by Georgianna LanePalais Royal, Paris, in spring by Georgianna Lane

Palais Royal, Paris, in spring by Georgianna Lane

Paris in Bloom by Georgianna Lane at the Palais Royal, Paris, in Spring

After strolling the garden, Café Kitsuné is a popular spot on the edge to warm up with lattes and do a bit of people watching.

Paris in Bloom by Georgianna Lane at Cafe Kitsune, Paris

Paris in Bloom by Georgianna Lane at Cafe Kitsune, Palais Royal, Paris

When planning your springtime visit to Paris, I hope you include the Palais Royal in late March. This tranquil and peaceful location is the place I adore most of all. I hope you love it as much as I do!

Magnolias at Palais Royal, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

À bientôt!

xo

G

p.s. Paris in Bloom is now available worldwide! See here for stockists and also where you can purchase signed copies.

14 comments


  • Pernille Sparsø

    Guess I’ve used all the superlatives I can come up to. Never the less, I’m so excited about all these lovely photos from Paris. Wonder if you ever are in your homeland ;-) You might consider moving to Paris for good! Love Pernille

    April 5, 2017
    • georgianna

      Hello, Pernille! Thank you so much. :) A permanent move to Paris is definitely an excellent plan! Have a beautiful weekend, my friend. x

      April 7, 2017
  • My very favorite flower and these photographs are pure magic, Georgianna!
    xo.

    April 5, 2017
    • georgianna

      Thank you, Lisa! I’m glad! They’re so fleeting aren’t they? Have they bloomed where you are yet?

      xo

      G

      April 7, 2017
  • These are my favorite trees, the only one we haven’t at Tenuta Geremia, we have to plant at least one of them even if they’re quite slow to grow, I love them so !

    With so much gratitude,
    I’m sending blessings on the remainder of your week,
    cherished Georgianna

    XOXO Dany

    April 5, 2017
    • georgianna

      Dearest Dany,

      Thank you for stopping by! I do hope you can have magnolias at your precious home. That will make it even more magical!

      Sending much love and wishes for a beautiful weekend ahead.

      xoxoxo

      G

      April 7, 2017
  • What an incredible amount of magenta magnolia blossom so beautifully photographed, Georgianna! And what a lovely idea to photograph your book on the black and white columns. Wonderful post as always!
    Sending love to you and David xxx

    April 6, 2017
    • georgianna

      Hello, dear Vesna! Thank you so much. That garden is such a treat after winter. It was David’s idea to photograph the book on the columns. :) Sending much love from us. xxx

      April 7, 2017
  • So magical….beautiful photos!

    April 6, 2017
    • georgianna

      Thank you so much, Darina! Wishing you a wonderful weekend. xx

      April 7, 2017
  • Olga

    The scene is fairy and magical! And the book suits so well! I’m sure it is wonderul!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Olga~

    April 7, 2017
    • georgianna

      Thank you, dear Olga! Is it spring with you now? Are the trees blooming and the weather warmer? Sending much love, xoxo

      April 7, 2017
  • Laure

    Hi Georgianna, today after reading your book I decided to go to the Square de Notre-Dame, then jardin du Palais Royal and jardin des Tuileries. The colours of the Palais Royal’s magnolias were not as vibrant as in your pictures, however the tulips were marvellous! Thank you for your beautiful photos and for the inspiration. Cheers from a Parisian who fell in love with your book!

    April 9, 2017
  • Exceptional post! What a brilliant time it must’ve been seeking about the best views with all these blooms. And after seeing this one, I’m sure that I’ve never been to the Palais Royal despite my many trips to Paris; no clue how that’s even possible. I’m loving all your spring posts, thank you! <3

    April 9, 2017

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