Harvesting saffron on Paris rooftops

Published by Sponsorisé · Published on 30 September 2019 at 10h53
Did you know that saffron was grown on Paris roofs? Bien Elevées team welcomes us for an exceptional workshop around the “red gold” including harvest and pruning of the vintage 2019 of Paris saffron from October 21 to November 2, 2019.

Surrounded by an exceptional setting, aka a terrace with panoramic views onto the heart of the Left Bank, Bien élevées team offers us to break the secret of urban growing of crocus sativus, this incredible spice that comes from the pistil of a flower!

The urban agriculture house has been devoting itself to the chemical free saffron growing on the Paris rooftops since August 2018. Bien élevées currently owns 4 saffron plants on the rooftops of the Arab World Institute, on the roof of a Monoprix store in the Butte-aux-Cailles, on the Guillaume Tirel hotel school and in Montrouge.

After a presentation, we’ll harvest the flowers of the day: a feast of colors and scents. Then, around a table and over a cup of saffron tea, equipped with our little gold scissors, we learn the delicate gesture of pruning the red pistils that will continue their journey to join foodies’ and masterchefs’ tables in Paris.

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We leave with a small and tasty saffron gift.

You don’t need any particular skills and the material you need will be supplied. Because it is a rooftop, high heels are recommended. A moment filled with poetry and nature in the heart of the city!

Practical information

Opening Time
From 21 October 2019 to 5 November 2019

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    Location

    237 Boulevard Raspail
    75014 Paris 14

    Prices
    37 €

    Recommended age
    From 7 to 70 years old

    Average duration
    1 h 30 min

    Official website
    bienelevees.com

    Booking
    bienelevees.com

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