Marché aux Fleurs et aux Oiseaux

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Located in the heart of the bustling city of Paris is a calm haven of greenery: the Marché aux Fleurs et aux Oiseaux.

Located on Place Louis Lépine on Île de la Cité facing the ever-dreaded Préfecture de Police and in between the Notre-Dame Cathedral and Sainte-Chapelle chapel, the flower market has attracted visitors since its opening in 1830.

The market is formed by six large pavilions that date back to the 1900s and are lined with a huge selection of seasonal and exotic flowers, orchids, rose bushes, trees and shrubs. There is also a large selection of pots and all kinds of gardening accessories.

On Sundays only, the birds arrive and residents of Paris and surrounding areas flock to the market to buy every type of bird from canaries and finches to roosters and parrots.  To make room for our feathered friends, the flower market is limited mostly to potted plants and flowers giving the cut vendors the day off.

This is the largest and most visited flower market in Paris. It is open daily from 8am-7pm and attracts avid gardeners, Parisians and tourists alike. A lovely spot for a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

 

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