Paris Palm Trees

When all the mannequins in the storefront windows are covered in white, and even the chicest all-black-all-the-time Parisians trade in their stilettos for sandals (black, of course), you know a warmer wind’s blowing in.

But there is no surer sign of summer’s imminent arrival in Paris than the appearance of these bad boys at the Jardin du Luxembourg:

Jardin du Luxembourg Palm Tree

Jardin du Luxembourg Palm Tree 2

Jardin du Luxembourg Palm Tree 4

Paris Palm Tree in Jardin du Luxembourg
Paris Palm Tree in Jardin du Luxembourg

And bonus points for the lemon trees that pop up in the Tuileries on the first stretch of sunny May days.

Jardin des Tuileries Lemon Tree