Marche aux fleurs

I’ve been to the flower market before but very quickly. The other day, I spent my time looking around the place. It’s three or four long greenhouses down the block and across the street from Notre Dame in Île de Cité.

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There’s vendors who own spots in the buildings. Some are very specialist- just orchids while others have a myriad of flowers, plants and other wares to sell.

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It’s the kind of place that’s fun to browse and the kind of place I could easily spent a lot of money – then again, that doesn’t really narrow it down at all, does it? There are beautiful, albeit overpriced, Provençal linens, lavender sachets, baskets, ceramics and kitsch galore.

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The flowers and plants are everywhere; cacti, fern, lemon trees and colourful blooms of every size. It smells heavenly!

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There was one small funny moment – two men arguing fervently (do the French ever argue less than fervently!?!) about the gentlemens’ parrot. Not quite sure of the outcome, as I had to leave before there debate was done!

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I showed great restraint and didn’t buy a thing. It doesn’t hurt that I know I still have many more weeks to go back!

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2 responses to “Marche aux fleurs

  1. Carrie

    Wow, incredible restraint!! I can see about 10 things I want just in your photos!!

  2. LOL. Cause you know, why would you go to the flower market without your parrot? Love that you got a picture!

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