One of the most beautiful things I love about Paris is her flower shops. Those sweet little local shops with their fine selection of peonies and sweet peas, lillies and roses and their devoted staff creating bouquets with love.
L’Artisan Fleuriste is in my hood and I can hear them saying ‘stallkkkkkerrr’ each time I walk by and take another pic..
Just recently this little gem Vertige opened around the corner in the Marais and it is a pure delight to stand amongst the colour and scent and inhale the beauty of Paris.
Each Saturday I take my place at my local flower stall in Marche Place Baudoyer in the 4th to select my weekly flowers from Carole’s seasonal array. All colour coded on hue and type! I love walking home with an armful flowers and a caddy full of fresh veges.
Whilst Jeff Leatham is knocking them out at the George V Hotel with his incredible floral compositions places like Nouvelle Eve in the 20th are quietly going about their business of beauty thrilling the locals and visitors like me with mini purple arum lillies and peonies in every colour imaginable.
If you have a fetish for Roses you could try the Costes latest venture of Dani Roses right next to the Hotel Costes. Amongst the glitter of Bisazza gold tiles you can select your favourite roses for your loved one.
if grandeur and formal compositions are your thing you should get an eyeful of Lachume in Rue Royale a hop and a skip from Laduree. They have been sending bouquets since the 19th century and their large store is mesmerizing. If discreet is your style you will love Even a small florist in the 9th with a beautiful selection of flowers in the new cool area on rue des Notre dame des lorettes!
Poppies in Jardin Des Plantes
And when you feel like stretching your legs and looking at flowers try the Jardin Des Plantes in Spring or
Jardin du Luxembourg
The Jardin du Luxembourg in any season. This garden never disappoints thanks to 80 gardeners keeping her flowers perfect.
I hope you enjoyed my little floral tour of Paris!! Wherever you go in Paris it is a visual feast and even the trees leave us lovely little messages of love.
“All I wanted was to connect my moods with those of Paris. Beauty paints and when it painted most, I shot”