Less than five miles outside of Paris lies Rungis Market, the largest food and horticulture market in the world, where wholesalers spend their mornings pedaling multi-colored blooms and greenery to florists from the city.
It’s an experience far from of your typical Parisian tourist activity: Spanning a pavillion des fleurs and two accompanying greenhouses, you’ll be hard pressed to find any English speakers as employees push double-decker carts of plants from end-to-end, and customers load their trucks with colorful pivoines (peonies) and oeillets(carnations).
If getting swept up in a whirlwind of fresh cut flowers and fast-talking French florists sounds like your cup of tea (or glass of wine), all you need to do is join an official tour, visit as the guest of someone with a buyers card, or book an Airbnb Experience with a florist from M?m? Dans Les Orties in Montmartre, like we did last month. Here’s what we saw.
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