23.6.10

Flower market

On Ile de la Cité, in between Hôtel Dieu (see previous post), Notre Dame (see previous posts), the Palais de la Justice (see previous post) with the Sainte Chapelle (see previous post) you can find a Flower Market (Marché des Fleurs) which has been there since 1808.
One can of course find a lot of flowers and garden equipment / decoration. On Sundays, there is a “bird market”. I must go back! 

27 comments:

Simony said...

Adorable! I am glad you always find places like this to share with us! Can't wait to see what you are going to find at the bird's market!

Harriet said...

You must be taking a long weekend to smell the roses....

Love that photo of all the hydrangeas - they are one of my favorite flowers.

V Rakesh said...

Wow! That's an awesome flower market!

Bloody Frida said...

luscious!

Cheryl said...

Hydrangeas (and bluebells) are my favorite flower. I had no idea that was there. Must check it out next time I'm there..

Olivier said...

un endroit de reve dans Paris, j'aimais bien faire un tour quand je travaillais sur Paris, tot le matin.

Carole said...

Bonjour peter,
Ta balade au marché aux fleurs me donne envie...
Je vois aussi que tu commences à devenir célèbre sur les murs de la capitale.
Bises et bonne journée !
Carole.

joanny said...

Peter

Beautiful Hydrangeas and Fushias.

Looks like a wonderful way to spend a day walking through the flower markets.

Have a wonderful time what ever you may do.

Joanny

BLOGitse said...

Bonjour! Hej!
I love that kind of places - full of stuff, green and fresh...lots of colours...
I had my first French lesson yesterday after my trip to Finland - oooh, I didn't remember anything!
Good to be back and study more.
Have a great day!
ps. I have a video on blog shot in Sweden... :)

BLOGitse

Starman said...

I visit, but I never purchase.

Catherine said...

Let's hope that superstores specialised on greenery won't make disapear this little market with so much charm.

You wish us a nice week-end on.....wednesday ??!! Well I'll inform my employers that things have changed...It makes my day, I get so much things to do on week-ends.

Catherine said...

one of my most favourite tyoes of markets to visit - beautiful flower photos too....

Peter said...

Catherine (1):
I deleted the weekend wishes. They fit better on a Friday. :-)

puddinglane said...

How charming - I love the way Parisians buy big bunches of flowers I guess they look so elegant inside the're beautiful appartments. Can't wait to see the bird market pics.
Dianne xx

Cezar and Léia said...

I love your flowers here today,and I'm enchanted by this cool energy!
hugs
Léia :)

Jeanie said...

It was about a year ago this week that I landed in Paris, and my first visit, my first day, was to Notre Dame and to the Marche aux Fleurs. It was in my regular "path" and I passed by often, always with a smile, a stop to sniff a lovely bloom or take a photo. (I did those seed packets, too. Just loved the graphics!)

As always when I visit, your posts bring back splendid memories, but perhaps no more so than this one.

♥ Eiffel Tower Suzy ♥ said...

Beautiful. One thing I missed on my last visit was the flowers. I went too early in the year.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

I must go next time I am in Paris.. there is just sooo much to see and do :-)

sonia a. mascaro said...

Peter, love seeing this wonderful Flower Market! I am enchanted with this post. Thanks for sharing so beautiful photos.

Virginia said...

We loved this place but of course the children preferred the Bird Market with the bunnies and birds of course! :)
V

Trotter said...

It's great to see it when you leave the Palais de Justice... and head to the charming Cité Metro station... ;)

Vagabonde said...

As always you bring back my memories of childhood. My mother took me often to the bird and flower markets on Sunday mornings – it was always such a treat.

Nathalie said...

Je ne suis jamais allée au marché aux fleurs. Merci pour la visite!

Jilly said...

Oh my goodness, what a post and what glorious photographs.

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Studio at the Farm said...

What an absolutely delightful spot to visit and shop!!!