Ha! Finally I know the proper name of this quaint collection of plant and flower stalls right in the centre 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.
|Cyclamens in bloom and on display at the Flower Market in central Paris|
|If you're taking the Paris Metro alight at Cité station|
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!
|Yes, Christmas has already invaded this flower market|
|Winter wonderland twigs?|
|Then I spotted these festive wreaths too, lovely! I was almost tempted to buy one...|
|For a shot of colour in your home and/or garden...|
|Knick knacks galore!|
|Not exactly tropical looking but I do like this Abies conifers|
|And curiously enough they had some succulents for sale as well, like the Agaves on the trolley behind and these Euphorbias|
|20% off all succulents, smart move...|
|Aspleniums here and there...|
|Chamaerops humilis, Butia capitata, and Magnolia grandiflora at the back|
|A unique way of displaying small Yucca rostratas|
|And just a few minutes away from the market is the romantic River Seine|