Selecting fresh flowers for the home is a cherished ritual in Paris. A bouquet of blooms is a market staple in many respects, akin to that of cheese, a baguette or strawberries in spring. This couldn’t be more the case than during peony season in Paris.
Visiting the flower markets at this time of year is a pure sensory delight. With striking walls of peonies lining the flower stalls in a beautiful array of colours. The in-depth and often passionate discussions between the florists and customers are a true testament to the importance given to everyday pleasures.
Peony Season in Paris:
April – June
Where to find them:
Here are the best markets for dreamy peonies at often very reasonable prices.
Location: Boulevard Richard Lenoir, 75011 Paris
Open: Thursdays and Sundays
Marché Président Wilson
Location: Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
Open: Wednesdays and Saturdays
Location: Place Maubert, 75005 Paris
Open: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
[ Peonies | Pivoines ]
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