Flowers In Paris

L’Artisan Fleuriste

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.

Nouvelle Eve

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.

Even Montmatre

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”

Ernest Haas


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24 Responses to Flowers In Paris

  1. Katina Janakis says:

    Such a visual feast, thank you Carla. My absolute favourite is Peonies!
    Your images are just stunning and look forward to wandering the streets of Paris admiring all the flower stalls while there in January.

    Grazie x x

  2. Not enough florist in the world, I say.
    Actually we just had a bunch of carnations come into bloom in the garden. I love the spicy aroma the red ones give off. I think I will plant more carnations. I want them all around the house.

  3. Carolyn Menadue says:

    Just lovely! C x

  4. Crazy for the mini-lillies and all of the rich color but also for another killer quote! I’ll be passing it on to my honey as Ernst Haas is his mentor…Merci!

  5. Anita Rivera says:

    I really do not know of any other city that celebrates the beauty of flowers JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE LOVELY. I ran into a woman the other day that could NOT UNDERSTAND the value of a certain trend of art in blogland. I tried to explain that it is JUST ART but she could not see the point. The French celebrate things that would otherwise be taken for granted. BRAVO CARLA! Anita

  6. jann says:

    Gorgeous, Carla!!! Outside of tulips, peonies are my all-time favorites. I wonder why Sicily has so few flower shops??? Maybe because the walls are crawling with jasmine? Fresh-cut flowers are hard to find here.

  7. Virginia says:

    Parfait my dear ! I’m madly jotting names in my tiny red Paris notebook!

  8. La Contessa says:

    Those pink peonies stacked one upon another!WHAT A Sight!Absolutely gorgeous!
    Thank You for your lovely comment on his eyelashes too!!

  9. Superb…my kind of heaven Carla. By the way, Even is my adorable local florist…did a post on his Summer dahlias a while back that you might enjoy. His flowers are divine. A bientot.

  10. these photos are stunning, Carla

  11. Youa says:

    hi Carla! I’ve never been to Paris and love seeing glimpse of it through your blog esp this post! The peonies are just lovely! In Seattle we typically have peonies during the spring. Is that the same case for Paris? Sorry for my naive question, I am visiting AU in Dec and know their summer is our winter so lately I’ve been intersted in the four seasons and when elsewhere in the world.

  12. Manon says:

    Une belle émotion florale…



  13. Paris is such a flower city.
    Can another compare?
    I think not…
    Love your pics of these special shops.
    I know Vertige and l’Artisan
    Exquisite post

  14. Glorious – especially the peonies. Thank you – I can smell them all from here! Fx

  15. Such a beutiful and gorgeous post on this gray autumn day Carla. I have my pic of Dani Roses in a post waiting but when I see those roses photographed by you clever girls I just keep it sitting there, I wish I had spent more time (and focus) the day I was there but Madame Dani was in the window and was a bit annoyed at my camera. Though they must be used to it, it seems to be the Paris photo hotspot right now……….and rightfully so! Hugs & Kisses.

  16. DeniseAngela says:

    Gorgeous flowers….what a beautiful way to spend a few hours a week with fresh flowers!

  17. Lorraine says:

    What stunning photos, Carla! I am a wedding florist, I work from a studio at home. Yesterday was my birthday and I spent it in the beautiful city of Melbourne at the “Paris” end of Collins Street. A tiny little florist shop had the most amazing Peonies in a deep Burgundy colour, just incredible! I have seen some of the little florist shops in the centre of Paris and their displays are to die for, I just wanted to buy everything! Thanks for sharing your images.

  18. Kim Grey says:

    What a gorgeous flower tour! The pink peonies are my favourite. (swoon!)

  19. Oh so beautiful Carla! I can only imagine how alluring the sent of these gorgeous florals would be. Regards Heather x

  20. Georgianna says:

    Brilliant, Carla! You had to know I would be like a kid in a candy shop with this post. Love, love, love knowing more about your favorite flower shops. That peony photo! Sigh!


  21. Karene says:

    I have just discovered you, and what an absolute joy! I couldn’t pick a favorite photo–loved them all!

  22. Sabrina says:

    Beautiful, beautiful…just beautiful – I adore flowers – thank you Carla for the photos.

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