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hidden cities • 3 days, 2 nights

City of Blooms: Floriculture in Paris

hidden cities • 3 days, 2 nights

City of Blooms: Floriculture in Paris

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  • Group Size 12 People Maximum
  • Activity Level
  • Travel Style
    Urban Exploration

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Trip Overview

Follow your nose through the streets of Paris to secret gardens bursting with blooms, antique fragrance houses, and cozy patisseries. On this three-day trip designed by Atlas Obscura and Tastemade, you’ll trace the history of French floriculture from centuries-old botanical traditions to contemporary foraging practices and urban flower farms. Wander through private gardens, harvest your own stems, and enjoy a wild plant picnic on a hill overlooking the city—all while taking in the sights, smells, and tastes of la vie végétal.

  • Hidden gardens and urban flower farms
  • Plant-based tasting menu
  • Wildcrafting in the Buttes de Chaumont
  • Perfume-making workshop


Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.

Trip Leader

Sylvia Lukach
The daughter of a florist and a gardener, Sylvia Lukach is the owner of Cape Lily, a floral design and travel business. Having studied in Paris, she is a fluent French speaker, passionate francophile, and pain au chocolat connoisseur. When she’s not creating florals for weddings and events, she leads botanical journeys to destinations of floral interest such as South Africa, England, France, and Japan for fellow flower and nature enthusiasts.

Additional Info


Accommodations are not included in the cost of this trip, but there’s a variety of wonderful hotel, bed and breakfast, and homestay options available in Paris. Our guide recommends staying in the 5th, 11th, and 20th arrondissements, and is happy to provide recommendations for specific hotels in the area. 

Activity Level

Travelers should feel comfortable walking two to four miles over the course of each day, spending time in nature, remaining on their feet for long periods of time, and sometimes walking on uneven terrain.

  • All meals as described in the itinerary
  • Transportation will be by metro or on foot
  • Experienced local guides to accompany you for the duration of the trip.
  • Admission to all proposed activities, locations, and events listed in your itinerary.
  • A great group of fellow Atlas Obscura travelers, excited to explore all that Paris has to offer!
  • 24/7 emergency assistance through Global Rescue.
  • Special access to unique places, hidden sites, and extraordinary experiences.
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation to and from Paris.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).
  • Additional meals and drinks outside of Atlas Obscura offerings, including most alcoholic beverages.
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Trip FAQ

The food on this trip will be predominantly vegetarian and plant-forward. Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated, though in many cases ingredients can't be substituted or omitted from particular dishes. If you have a severe allergy, please contact us to find out if this is the right trip for you.

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  • Oct 6–Oct 8, 2021
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