April in Paris: Flowers, Showers, Markets

April showers, April flowers, April market produce that sings of “spring”…

April showers, April flowers: a flower stand at the Bastille open market

As everyone knows April is the month in Paris when “thrill” rhymes with “chill” (I’m quoting from my own book about Paris…).

April showers, April flowers: a flower stand at the Bastille open market

Spring greenery is not only beautiful, it’s edible: fresh tender baby peas, artichokes, asparagus… fresh fruit from the four corners of the globe (locavores must pardon Parisians: the city is north of Montreal and we don’t get much to eat if we don’t ship it in during cold months).

April showers, April flowers: a flower stand at the Bastille open market
April showers, April flowers... more blooms from the Bastille market

Our favorite markets: Boulevard Richard Lenoir (Bastille, 4th/11th arrondissements), Marche’ d’Aligre (12th arrondissement), Marche’ Biologique Raspail (organic market, 6th arrondissement).

Shopping for flowers and produce in Paris is a joy, especially in spring. The Bastille market is one of the city's best.
For these markets and reliable Paris market information, addresses and hours from the City of Paris click here

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