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Marche aux fleurs - Ile de la Cite

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Having lived in Paris as an American - I liked to come here for flowers and plants. Even as a... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
Auburn, California
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Beautiful Market

The market is beautiful because it's full of flowers. Flowers are sold everywhere in Paris, so I... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
Thomas V
Oakland, California
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Place Louis Lepine, 75000 Paris, France
Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
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I personally know several of the bird sellers and unlike barbarabashtrap911 I have never seen any signs of animal cruelty. Perhaps she should educate herself on birds. How would she propose a vendor transport birds but by cages? Should people who purchase a bird and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Billie F
Reviewed January 13, 2019

I believe this market should be shut down. There are obvious signs of animal cruelty. I don't even consider myself an animal activist-- but I am an ordinary person alarmed by the mistreatment of these birds. They are crammed into cages, they cannot fly, and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank barbarabashtrap911
Reviewed January 3, 2019

Fresh tulips next to flocked Christmas trees. Beautiful at every time of year but especially so during the holiday season. On Sunday the bird market joins in and creates a chirping background. Take time to spend a half hour or so to browse one of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Paytons
Reviewed November 8, 2018

The Flower Market on Ile de Cité a wonderful and colorful place. It always seems busy but on Sundays it is joined by a Marché aux Oiseaux - Bird market. Despite the cheerful chirping and the colorful birds on show I found it disturbing to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank scouse1941
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Having lived in Paris as an American - I liked to come here for flowers and plants. Even as a tourist it is a gorgeous experience and gives you a taste of Parisian life not found in museums etc. I find the bird market on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AllyG99
Reviewed September 9, 2018

The market is beautiful because it's full of flowers. Flowers are sold everywhere in Paris, so I prefer to come here for house plants, and it's great for that. Nice oasis in the middle of tourist Paris.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed July 29, 2018

On Sundays this turns into a bird market, so after visiting Sainte Chapelle this was a very nice experience. It was all very colorful and cheerful. Be sure to visit. It felt like we were miles away from tourists.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank nemanja1205
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Marche aux fleurs in the tiny island of Île de la Cité is a popular place on Paris where a gorgeous flower and garden market awaits you. This place had the biggest roses i have ever seen, the most beautiful collection of orchids that had...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Shevali5
Reviewed July 13, 2018

One of my wife's and my favorite place to visit when in Paris. Open every day, though not every shop at all times. Flowering plants everywhere, and charming merchants always willing to take the time to talk with you. You can get flowers, all kinds...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank peter i
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Somewhere betweenSainte-Chapelle Chapeland Notre-Dame Cathédrale, lies Place Louis Lépine. The home of one of my most loved, most visited markets in Paris. Marché aux Fleurs. As the name suggests this market specialises in flowers, as well as a wide selection of other plants and all sorts of garden knick-knacks....More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very
heart of Paris. The more majestic one, Ile de la Cité,
sparkles with history. This is the birthplace of
Paris, the home of the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, and the
site of the prison where Marie Antoinette was held
before her execution. Tourists flock to see the iconic
Notre Dame and the beautiful bridges that straddle the
Seine. Ile Saint-Louis, the more provincial island,
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