Ask when the best time to visit Paris is and the odds are you will be told that spring is the optimum time to go. While each season has its own appeal, the City of Light has real charm in the springtime. The parks, outdoor terraces and river banks are particularly attractive in the spring, when the weather is warm and there aren’t as many visitors as later in the summer. Easter offers a great excuse for browsing the city’s best chocolate shops for treats, and Paris has plenty of festive activities to keep families entertained. In this guide we highlight some of the best things to see and do in Paris this spring, from the best cultural events to new shopping opportunities and Easter activities.