Welcome to the Paris Markets page! Paris is a city bursting at the seams with local food, flower, arts and crafts and flea markets, andI am on a mission to visit and document them all. Crazy, I know, but so much fun. I've organized my posts here based on neighbourhood so it's easy to navigate. Check back often for updates!
Paris is famous for its wonderful food markets that pop up in every arrondissement, but did you know that it also has wonderful specialty markets for everything from books to stamps to art? One of my favourite markets is the Flower Market located on Ile de la Cité, quite close to Notre Dame Cathedral. The Marché aux Fleurs has been supplying Parisians with all things floral since the early 1800s. It's incredible to walk through and wonder what it must have been like back then.
Flowers are a big deal in Paris. Most Parisians purchase fresh bouquets of cut flowers weekly, sometimes at a stand at the local food market, sometimes from one of the flower shops that seem to line every street in the city. For potted plants, however, most Parisians make their way to one of the flower markets in the city. The reason is simple: There is a wider variety than at the local florist, and the price is much lower at the flower market. Florists sell potted plants, but they specialize in cut flowers. Purchasing plants from most florists is considerably more expensive than at the market.