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Thursday, 1 May 2014

Le Muguet for May Day

The tradition in France is to give Lily of the Valley (le muguet) to your loved ones on 1 May. The flower sellers are out in force today, despite the rain. Apparently this token giving started in the court of Louis IX in the early 16th century. It's rather a charming and perfumed addition to the city.

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