The flower market of Paris is located on the Island of La Cité (metro line 4), on the same Island as Notre-Dame. It has been existing and forming the pattern of Parisians’ daily life since 1808. This flower market is opened every day from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. It is a wonderful and charming place to wander in before going to work, or while going to visit Notre-Dame or the Saint-Chapel.
This flower market offers various specious of flowers, indoor plants, shrubs, and even some elements of decoration and gardening devices. The flower market of Paris is one of the most peaceful areas in Paris. While you are strolling between the different wings of the market, you found yourself surrounded by the sweet and enchanting smell of the flowers and entranced by the birds’ singing. Actually, the flower market of Paris on the Island of la Cité is also known as a bird market. Every Sunday, this market displays a huge variety of birds for sell.
Some of them are extremely rare and therefore, the market attracts all the great bird collectors or bird admirers. If you are interested in buying a new bird companion as a souvenir from Paris, you will be happy to know that all the accessories (cages, seeds) you might need to take good care of your new fellow traveler. Again, even if you do not plan on buying a bird, it is worth it to have a walk in this flower and bird market and to escape from the crowd, the noise and the high paced life of the city. Making a stop by the flower market of Paris, that faces an arm of the River Seine, embodies a moment spent beyond the limits of time.
By the way, the flower market of Paris has been recently called by a different name. From this summer on, you may call it the flower market of Queen Elizabeth the Second. In fact, Queen Elizabeth II paid a visit to Paris during the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of June 1944’s landings. On this occasion, she visited the flower market on the morning of the 7th of June 2014 and unveiled herself the new street plate wearing her name beside the flower market.
So you see, the flower market of Paris is even a spot where you can meet celebrities! So don’t wait a second, make a stop by the flower market of the Island of la Cité and let yourself be carried by the wings of peace, fragrance, and birds… if you are small enough to sit on one.