In the leaf market of Boulogne-sur-Mer, near the town of Rennes, shoppers are treated to an array of flowers, vegetables, herbs, and meat.
The market’s name translates as “flower garden” in French, meaning “the flower market”.
It’s a popular destination for those looking for local produce, including tomatoes, leeks, cucumbers, peppers, and peppersprouts.
Boulogsne-Sur-Mer has become known for its leaf market.
Here’s what you need to know.
What is a leaf-market?
It’s an open-air market where locals buy local produce and meat, and sell it in the centre of town.
In the early 20th century, the market was a centre of the Parisian textile industry, and it’s still open today.
The French have long held the tradition of a market on a Saturday, although this year there will be a special Saturday sale in the garden.
The first market in Boulougne-Sud, which was established in 1720, was closed for the duration of World War I. Today, the garden is the focus of the market, where customers can find fruit, vegetables and fruits of every description.
In 2017, the flower garden, which opened in the spring, is the biggest in France, according to its organisers.
Buses line the streets of Bouvilliers, close to the Bouloumé area.
The garden’s colourful flowers are seen throughout the week.
What are the different kinds of flowers in the leaf-markets?
Flower plants are divided into five classes: white, pink, blue, yellow and red.
They are usually cultivated in the autumn and spring, and they grow to about six metres tall.
The yellow flowers are the most popular, and the most common type.
The pink flowers are often associated with summer, and have a more earthy flavour.
The blue flowers are also very popular, with their red stems, or petals, resembling rose petals.
In summer, the yellow flowers bloom, and produce small clusters of flowers called jasmine, which can then be picked for use as decoration.
The red flowers produce more of a flowerlike appearance.
What should I wear to a leaf markets?
Flowers can be purchased for around £2 (€2) in most markets, but a bouquet of rose petal or jasmines can set you back £10.
It’s best to wear a flower-coloured shirt and hat, and a flower jacket.
Be prepared to spend time looking around to ensure that there are no weeds around your shop, because the leaf markets are often very busy.
The colour of the flowers and the colour of your flower may also be of concern, so ask a shopkeeper if they can recommend a colour that suits your tastes.
How to get to the leaf stalls: Boulolognes has its own bus service, which stops every 15 minutes at one of the two bus stations.
There’s a kiosk at each station, and there are a number of bus lines running along the route.
There are also bus stops at the station.
Boussillon, which has a leaf stalls in the courtyard, is a popular choice.
You can also walk along the Bousillon boulevard.
You will pass through a series of green, olive-colored stalls.
When and where can I buy a plant at a leaf marketplace?
In the morning, the leaf gardens tend to be busiest, and can be a bit busy during the evening.
However, the first thing to do is to head out of town to the market.
At these leaf markets, the sellers can set up shop, which is free of charge.
The farmers and gardeners at these markets are all trained in the traditional practices of the Boudoir.
It takes about 10 minutes to walk from one leaf market to the next.
At the end of the journey, you’ll pick up a plant.
You then need to transport the plant back to the garden, where it will be carefully washed and dried before being sent to the boudoir to be cut into the plant.
What else can I do at a boulologne-sud leaf market?
There are several different activities that can be undertaken at the market: flower-selling, a market of flowers and a market for meat and vegetables.
The latter is mainly for the carnivorous animals such as rabbits and sheep.
There is also a vegetable market where you can buy produce from the farmers.
In 2018, the gardens also have a flower market in which you can pick up flowers and other produce.
If you want to make yourself a little bit more of an occasion, you can come to the flowers, plant and buy a small bouquet.
If that’s not your thing, you could also visit the garden and have your own private flower-sales.
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