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Marché Aux Fleurs in Paris

By Alternativeeden @markngaz
Marché aux Fleurs, Île de la Cité, Paris...

Ha! Finally I know the proper name of this quaint collection of plant and flower stalls right in the center of Paris. We have visited so many times before, and definitely worth popping in to whenever you find yourself ambling around the oldest, and most picturesque part of Paris, and yet it's only now that I finally know (or rather looked up) its proper name.


Marché aux Fleurs in Paris

Marché aux Fleurs in Paris

Cyclamens in bloom and on display at the Flower Market in central Paris

Funny enough, just before we went a friend kept telling us that we must visit the 'flower market' (without actually remembering where it was exactly) as it looks extra pretty at this time of the year, with Christmas coming and all. But I kept thinking to myself, flower market? There could be a million and one flower markets in this pretty city but with a little research this turned out to be 'the' flower market she was talking about.

Marché aux Fleurs in Paris

If you're taking the Paris Metro alight at Cité station

Marché aux Fleurs in Paris

So it was nice to re-visit this old haunt of ours, where we have bought a garden bell on one of our previous visits. But we've never been there on a winter's day before, and not before Christmas so we were excited to see what this market would look like during the festive season.

And it did not disappoint, they have started to sell Christmas trees and other festive decorations which added to its already wonderful atmosphere. But curious enough, amidst all of the Christmas decor, fake snow, red berries, and seasonal flowers there were a few exotic plants to be found. Nothing unusual but nice to spot here and there nevertheless!


Marché aux Fleurs in Paris

Yes, Christmas has already invaded this flower market

Marché aux Fleurs in Paris

Winter wonderland twigs?

Marché aux Fleurs in Paris

Then I spotted these festive wreaths too, lovely! I was almost tempted to buy one...

Marché aux Fleurs in Paris

For a shot of color in your home and/or garden...

Marché aux Fleurs in Paris

Knick knacks galore!

Marché aux Fleurs in Paris

Marché aux Fleurs in Paris

Marché aux Fleurs in Paris

Meow!

Marché aux Fleurs in Paris

Marché aux Fleurs in Paris

Marché aux Fleurs in Paris

Marché aux Fleurs in Paris

Not exactly tropical looking but I do like this Abies conifers

Marché aux Fleurs in Paris

And curiously enough they had some succulents for sale as well, like the Agaves on the trolley behind and these Euphorbias

Marché aux Fleurs in Paris

20% off all succulents, smart move...

Marché aux Fleurs in Paris

Aspleniums here and there...

Marché aux Fleurs in Paris

Chamaerops humilis, Butia capitata, and Magnolia grandiflora at the back

Marché aux Fleurs in Paris

More succulents...

Marché aux Fleurs in Paris

Marché aux Fleurs in Paris

A unique way of displaying small Yucca rostratas

Marché aux Fleurs in Paris

Marché aux Fleurs in Paris

And just a few minutes away from the market is the romantic River Seine

This Marché aux Fleurs is in the same area as Notre Dame Cathedral and if ever you visit this famous tourist attraction take a few minutes to check out this place as well. In fact the whole area is very charming, Paris as most imagine it to be (and as portrayed in the movies) and worth exploring on foot. It may not be the biggest and most exciting flower market in Europe but it all adds to the charm of this city.
Mark :-)

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