Marché aux Fleurs, Paris
the charming rather small flower market on the Ile de la Cité, Place Louis Lépine, where flowers and plants have been sold for more than 200 years - and the last of its kind, I read.
Three rows of stylish old market stands (dating back to 1808) with glass roofs are filled to the rim with bedding plants, foliage plants, house plants, seeds, and deco stuff. One may find rather unusual plants, and many which obviousy are more common in Paris than in Austria due to more benign winter climate.
On sundays it transmutes into the Marché aux Oiseaux, the bird market.

Other things to see: one of the Wallace fountains and a terrific art deco tube station.
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