Queen visits Parisian flower market during state visit

The Queen received a special accolade from the people of Paris - a flower market renamed in her honour. The tribute comes on the last day of the Queen's three-day state visit to France with the Duke of Edinburgh.

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Queen has Parisian flower market named in her honour

The Queen received a special accolade from the people of Paris today, after a flower market in the city was renamed in her honour.

The market famed for its blooms is very close to Notre Dame Cathedral and will be known as Marche aux Fleurs - Reine Elizabeth II.

The tribute comes on the last day of the Queen's three-day state visit to France with the Duke of Edinburgh.

The Queen visited the flower garden with the Duke as well as the French president, Franciois Hollande.

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Queen visits flower market to be renamed in her honour

The Queen has visited the Marché aux fleurs in Paris which is due to be renamed Marché aux fleurs Reine Elizabeth II, in her honour.

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The Queen to have Paris market named after her

The Queen is to have her very own flower market named after her in Paris in a rare gesture by the French.

The "special honour" offered to Her Majesty by the people of the French capital, will see a market close to Notre Dame Cathedral re-named Marche aux Fleurs - Reine Elizabeth II.

The Queen pictured walking through spring blossoms earlier this year. She is to have a flower market named after her in Paris. Credit: Reuters

A French embassy spokesman said: "This is a special honour from the people of Paris as it is very rare in France to name places after prominent figures during their lifetime."

The Queen starts an official three-day visit across the Channel tomorrow during which the market will be formally re-named.

Her trip to meet President Francois Hollande, will mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Normandy landings.

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