Marché aux Fleurs et Oiseaux (flower & bird market)

The Marché aux Fleurs (on the l'Île de la Cité, Paris) has been operating since 1808.

 Seven days a week you can find all manner of flowers, trees & other greenery for sale.

Visit on a Sunday to take in the famous bird market.

You'll also find all sorts of small creatures. We spotted rabbits, turtles, fish and even a tarantula.

The guys have been asking for pet chickens for the past year. Here is Little Dude trying to figure out how to hide a couple of very noisy roosters in his suitcase.

He also begged for a song bird, but we stuck with flowers.

(this colorful photo was taken by my talented husband, by the way)

I hope you enjoyed our morning out. Click here for a fun 360 degree view of the market from 360cities.net (a very cool site).

Best wishes to you - hope you have a wonderful week!


  1. how fun that you got to go to paris!!! what vibrant photos!

  2. Oh Stacey what beautiful fun! These would make a gorgeous calendar!

  3. Gorgeous photos, Stacey! Looks like you picked up some great inspiration for future art.

  4. Stacey, I remember the first time I went to Paris with my hubby and we walked right by this market but didn't walk into it. It looked interesting though.
    I love that pic your husband took, very parisian artsy.
    Such inspiration. In fact every where we went there was inspiration even in the most mundane things.
    thanks for showing us your Paris visit!

  5. Oh what a wonderful market! Love all the flowers and the birds! So cool!

  6. Gorgeous photos! I have a picture very much like the one your husband took of the lady in the blue smock in the doorway, only I took it 25 years ago! Must be a different lady! Brings back wonderful memories!

  7. Thanks for sharing these wonderful sights, helps me feel a little closer to such a beautiful, vibrant city! Great memories for you all and Little Dude!!