I am landing at Paris ORY, and then going to CDG by bus to meet my wife in arrivals. And coming back to Paris city (Mid-November).

Is there any flower shop at one of the airports to buy fresh flowers (public/land side only, i.e. after I clear Immigration/Customs at ORY)? I need it before I meet her.

Web sites of airports are not much of help; just showing the mini-markets and some branded showrooms.

Are there any shops? Any personal experience / photos / signs are appreciated. I am willing to walk around to departure areas of any of both airports.

Edit - To be clear, I want to buy/pick/receive myself. And I want to stand there holding it myself to present to her once she comes out after immigration etc. She lands 4 hours after me.

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    If you can't find a flower shop at either airport, you can get them delivered with, e.g., Interflora. – mouviciel Oct 19 '17 at 15:12
  • delivered to the airport?? – chx Oct 19 '17 at 18:06
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    @mouviciel this boggles my mind. Do you have a URL describing how such a thing could possibly work? The logistics of this are beyond me. – chx Oct 19 '17 at 23:37
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    @chx: The business of Interfora is to deliver flowers where you tell them to. If you are afraid they can't find you in a big airport, you can involve your airline and arrange to pickup flowers at their booth. – mouviciel Oct 20 '17 at 7:56
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    Another (expensive) solution is the concierge service of Paris Airport – mouviciel Oct 20 '17 at 9:28

The delivery option mentioned in comments sounds doubtful. As a French, between the notorious lack of service in Paris (and most of France anyway), the language issue, and the lack of a fixed address, I don't see an Interflora driver even bothering... I've used Interflora, while living abroad, to send flowers to my mom, to her home, and getting them to guarantee a delivery on the right day (her birthday), even planning in advance, was hard enough.

Since you have four hours, I would recommend this:

  • From ORY take a bus to Montparnasse ("Le Bus Direct" Line 1)
  • In Montparnasse buy some flowers.
  • Get on Le Bus Direct Line 4 to CDG
  • Meet the wife.

Florists around Gare Montparnasse

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    My experience with Interflora is much more positive. – mouviciel Oct 20 '17 at 7:50
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    Good for you. Mine repeatedly wasn't. And good luck if one doesn't speak French either. – TheGrouch HK Oct 20 '17 at 8:18

Here is what I actually did: I just bought it from my starting city before I reached airport, asked the Trader Joe employee to cut the stems & make the bunch shorter; just put it into the carry on suitcase. On arrival after about 7 hours, they were fine.


I have accepted @dda's answer, and here in this I am just documenting what I found from Google, based on his suggestions:

  1. Landing at ORY Airport to Montparnasse
  2. Line 01 ORY to Montparnasse (20-30 Minutes Duration, 20 Minutes frequency, Single Ticket (Billet Simple) EUR 10/-
  3. Buy Flowers Montparnasse (Flowers in French Fleurs)
  4. Board Line 04 Montparnasse to CDG (70-80 Minutes Duration, 30 Minutes frequency, Single Ticket EUR 17/-)

Total Time (Minutes):

  • 30 - Line 01 ORY to Montparnasse
  • 30 - Buy Flowers
  • 80 - Line 04 Montparnasse to CDG
  • 30 - Frequency (Might miss one with just a minute) OR Breather

Total About 3 Hours At Most. It will be kind of race from the moment I am landside at ORY.

Also, the easiest no frills but unromantic option will be to not to do this & just Board Line 03, Direct from ORY to CDG (1 Hour 20 Minutes).

1. Paris Le-Bus http://www.lebusdirect.com/en/

  • Did you look for a flower selling stand or shop for people coming to collect people from arrivals? (That is what I have seen in several other airports but as I have never been landside in CDG, closer than inside a train, I would not know whether they are there.) – Willeke Nov 24 at 11:09

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