Located on the Ile de la Cité, right in the heart of Paris and just around the corner from Notre Dame, is the flower and bird market. Open daily from 8am to 7pm, it’s a profusion of flowers and plants, partly outdoors but also covered under metal market stalls built in the early 1900’s. The market has been here since 1808, and is a riot of colours and perfumes. It’s small and picturesque, on Sundays it becomes a bird market. It’s well worth a detour if you are in the area visiting Notre Dame or the Sainte Chapelle. The Ile de la Cité itself is beautiful and a wonderful place for a morning walk.
- Place Louis Lepine and Quai de la Corse, 75004 Paris metro: Cité