One of my favorite things to do when I travel, is visiting the local garden center, plant nursery or pépinière. Especially around the Mediterranean you can find the prettiest olive trees, agaves and palm trees in these centres. I always love bringing home a little succulent souvenir. But when you live in Paris and want to add some spiky green friends to your urban jungle, this is the place to go: Les Succulents Cactus.
As you can see, the entire shop is filled with different cactus plants and succulents. I first visited a few years ago, but when sweet Lauren reminded me of its existence, I knew I had to go back. So that's what I did when I had coffee just around the corner:
The funny thing is, that all their cactus plants are so perfect! They have no flaws, because they're selected by hand, which makes this place a bit surreal. But still: their collection of over 300 different species is really beautiful. Can you believe I left empty handed? My urban jungle grows so fast, that I don't allow myself to buy more… for now. Which makes it even more hilarious that when I came home a big new cactus was waiting for me. A sweet gift from my husband <3
The owner of the shop, Anne Floux, is very passionate about everything cacti. And if you decide to adopt one of her plants, she makes sure you get all the information you need to take good care of your new green friend. Because contrary to popular belief: you really have to take care of your succulents and cactus plants!
Les Succulents Cactus /// 111 Rue de Turenne /// 75003 Paris /// + 33 1 48 87 07 18
Open every tuesday to saturday from 11:00 to 19:00
33 thoughts on “Les Succulents Cactus in Paris”
I think there's the place we should meet up when I'm in Paris:-)
Absolutely! Here or in the Serres d'Auteuil ;)
Go to both!! Did you get your coffee at Fondation?! Chris makes my favourite 'creme' in the city. I'm so happy my little insta pic inspired you to go back to this store! How did you manage to get a pic with all the cacti out the front?! Was that just by chance? So lucky! (Ps, if you go to the Serres, you have to ask a groundskeeper to let you into the cacti greenhouse. Sorry if you knew this, I'm not sure if you have been yet!)
Thanks Lauren! Yes, the picture was taken outside, simply on the pavement. It was at the end of the afternoon and it was very calm in the rue de Turenne. Thanks for your tip about the cacti greenhouse in Auteuil. I've never been before, but have been wanting to go for ages. Have a wonderful weekend! xx
unbelieveable, i don't think i could resist buying some of these beauties ;)
Hahaha, I admit it was tough ;)
Woow great post – and i was there with you, iyiyiy
Yes!!! Such a nice afternoon, Merav!
What a beautiful store! I love their wall color and of course their cacti.
Those red walls are a little touch of Latin America in the middle of Paris ;)
Die winkel is GEWELDIG!!
Ok, this monday I decided I wanted to open a flower shop, but now I realize it needs to be a cactus shop :D
You should do both: flowers & plants ;) I'd love to shop in your boutique!
Oh yeah I know that feeling, I also always want to stop at the local plant nurseries and just browse. This one looks amazing!
Browsing plant nurseries is so cool, right? This one is very pretty & perfect. Very city-chic in its own cactus way ;)
Wow! Geweldig! Hier moet ik een keer heen!
Zeker weten, Anuschka! Binnenkort een weekendje Parijs gepland?
oh, fabulous. how can it be that I don't know of this place???
It has been around for about 10 years though ;) Another reason to come back this year!
300 species? Oh my, that must be paradise! They have caught the right moment and there is always a little budget left for shopping one or two lovelies, right? xx
Absolutely, it's cacti heaven! They have been around for about 10 years and have so much cactus knowledge, but my jungle grows sooo fast ;)
That is amazing. I went to a great place in Berlin. Ran out of time so couldn't go back to photograph. Will do so next time.
Great photographs x
Always a good reason to go back to Berlin ;) See you soon, Tina!
Haha! Eerst een tripje Berlijn later dit jaar. Als je daar tips voor hebt…
Ook erg leuk! Jazeker heb ik tips: http://www.joelix.com/mini-guide-Berlin Als je er ook op donderdagavond bent, kan ik je Streetfood Thursday in Markthalle9 van harte aanbevelen. Heerlijk eten en een geweldige ambiance!
Dank je Judith!
LOVE! Thank you so much for sharing Judith! It will be a must-see for when I get back to Paris one day! Cx
Thanks Caroline! I'll just keep sharing must-see places until you'll visit ;)
Very impressive. I usually buy my succulents and cacti for 1.79euro in the grocery store. Your shop in Paris sounds much more romantic. Have a great week-end!
hahaha I hear you Jill! It's maybe more romantic but prices are Parisian as well ;) Enjoy your weekend and the BIG double birthday today!! xx
A little bit of urban paradise! What a gorgeous store. Mel x
Well said Mel! xx