One of the places I wanted to see in Paris that I had never visited before (why not? I wonder) is the Marché aux Fleurs, the Flower Market. It's located in the heart of Paris on the Île de la Cité, in the vicinity of Notre-Dame. A lot of the market is covered - indeed, it is mainly formed by pavilions from the 1900s. Looking up offered my favorite part of them.
Birds like it up here, too.
There are tons of flowers and plants for sale, fresh cut or in containers, seasonal or more exotic, whatever your heart desires. Even Kaefer was fascinated.
Little decorative items were available as well, perfect for the many tourists to fit in their luggage.
Or maybe a garden gnome is something people really want - there is a big selection to choose from.
Of course there is a huge selection of seeds. I was so tempted to buy a few little packets and try them out in my garden, but I was pretty sure that customs would take them away from me. Sadly, no flowers from Paris in my garden.
The market wouldn't be complete if you couldn't get the one plant and its little scented flowers that I always associate with France - lavender. Just take your pick.