Don't get impatient for summer just yet. As these delightful photos show, springtime in France is something to be savoured.
After-work picnic season has officially begun.
Photo: Ludovic Marin/AFP
The Bois de Boulogne on the outskirts of Paris is in full bloom…
… And so are the vineyards of Cassis.
Photo: Boris Horvat/AFP
Corsica is begging to be hiked.
It's perfect cycling weather along the Canal du Midi.
Photo: Eric Cabanis/AFP
Annecy is pretty in pastels.
Snow above, spring below in Saverdun near the Pyrenees.
Photo: Pascal Pavani/AFP
Beach weather? You betcha. Here's the kite festival in Berck-sur-Mer.
Photo: Denis Charlet/AFP
Trips to the market are a lot more colourful.
Magnolia blossoms in Strasbourg.
Photo: Patrick Herzog/AFP
It's just about time to start dreaming of buying that little farmhouse in the south.
Or of moving to Brittany and getting a boat.