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Prettiest I've ever seen the Seine. Does anyone know what kind of trees those are? Update: See? This is why I love twitter. I asked what type of tree this was, and within seconds, I had this response from Camille @papermode: "It's a kind of chesnut tree that's very popular all over Paris, called Bauman's Horsechestnut. Hope that helps!"


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by virtuallori

Horse chestnuts are also called Buckeye trees here in Ohio. And that’s what those look like.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Rodica

I think they’re some sort of chestnut tree, Horse Chestnuts to be exact. They look very pretty…

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Julie – That’s what I thought, but I wasn’t sure. They had a delicate lilac fragrance. Lined the Seine … amazing visually.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by julie green

they look an awful lot like lilacs to me.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Frau

Gorgeous trees!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Brayton Homestead Interiors

I have chestnut trees in my yard~ flowers are similar but smaller~ those are beautiful!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Janssen

Wow, makes me need a weekend (or monthlong) trip to Paris.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Poke Salad Annie

wow, that looks so bloomin’ beautiful! whay aren’t I there? :)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by lisa

Beautiful photos, and I’m really enjoying your blog.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by saltbox girl

There is nothing (nothing!) like Paris in the springtime. Just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photographs. And Horse Chestnut is correct, as far as I can tell. We’ve got them here, too. (But they look a lot prettier lining the Sienne)

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