Paris Mosaic: 4 of the best rive gauche florists
There is so much more to Paris than its famous monuments. In fact, one of the things we at MyFrenchLife™ love most about the City of Light are the beautiful artisan businesses that line the city’s streets.
Enchanted by their beautiful displays and inspired by their talent and dedication, we’ve brought together the Paris Mosaic series, where we introduce you to the faces behind these Parisian gems.
Here we’ve rounded up our favourite fleuristes of the Left Bank.
1. Pascale Leray of Thalie
Thalie is one of the many delightful artisan Paris florists that characterise Paris, standing as part of a beautiful building on rue Saint Jacques in the 5th arrondissement.
Pascale Leray, the chief florist and owner of Thalie, is a cheerful woman. She has owned her business since 1985 and is a true artisan – her flowers have previously been chosen to brighten up the home of French interior designer and columnist Isabelle Cadd… Read more hereAddress: 223 rue Saint Jacques, Paris 75005
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 10am-1pm
Métro: Cluny – La Sorbonne
2. Aline Bouhêret of Au Nom de la Rose
Situated on the busy boulevard Saint-Germain, Au Nom de la Rose is perched on prime Parisian real estate. Just steps away from Notre Dame, it rests in the heart of the Latin Quarter, offering every type of rose imaginable.
Florist Aline Bouhêret studied at the best floristry school for Paris florists, but more than that, she represents a new generation of artisans who appear to be just as determined and dedicated to their craft as the old guard… Read more hereAddress: 47 boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris 75005
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 9am-9pm; Sun 9am-2pm & 3pm-6pm
Métro: Maubert – Mutualité
3. Anne Leroy of Au delà des Prés
Exchanging an impressive salary at an airline company for the simple pleasures that come from working with flowers, Anne Leroy set up her floristry business, Au Delà des Prés, in the 14th arrondissement and has since built up an impressive clientele.
Located on boulevard du Montparnasse, you won’t find many tourists in this area – it’s the Paris of Parisians.
In addition to her beautiful floral arrangements, we were certainly impressed by Anne’s enthusiasm and dedication! Read more hereOpening hours: Tue – Fri 11am-7.30pm, Sat 11am-8pm & Sun 11am-1pm
Address: 144 boulevard du Montparnasse, Paris 75014
Métro: Vavin or Raspail
4. Fabien Joly
Fabien Joly is an artisan and he’s proud of it. It says it right there, on his business card.
Where many other Paris florists allow their attention to craft and quality to manifest in more implicit ways – a humble storefront, a shop overflowing with delicate bouquets, and a wary eye for those who cannot tell the difference between a true fleuriste and a mere vendeur des fleurs – Fabien isn’t afraid to proudly declare his status… Read more hereOpening hours: Mon – Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-2pm
Address: 69 rue Monge, Paris 75005
Métro: Place Monge
Have you visited any of these Paris florists on the rive gauche? Do you have other favourites or suggestions? Let us know in the comments below!
Introduction // Le Furet Tanrade // Thalie // La Petite Chocolatière // FJ Fleuriste // Boulangerie Bruno Solques // Rêve // Fromagerie Goncourt // Au-delà des Prés // Le Grenier à Pain // Au nom de la Rose // Boulangerie des Artistes
1. Au Nom de la Rose © Justine Goode.
2. © Stephanie Williamson.
3. © Justine Goode.
4. Courtesy of Anne Leroy.