Flower market of Cours Saleya, early market of the Liberation, or flea market of the old-Nice… Live at the rhythm of the local life in Nice by visiting the main markets of the city. Stroll between the stalls, breathe in the smell of freshly picked fruit and vegetables, enjoy a unique and authentic atmosphere. The Nice Walking tour offers you an overview of the 5 main markets of Nice!
Cours Saleya flower / fruit and vegetable market
Just a few steps from the Start of the nice walking tour, the Cours Saleya is one of the most lively squares in old Nice.
Just a few steps from the Nice walking tour, the Cours Saleya is one of the most lively squares in old Nice. Located between the historic city centre and the Quai des Etats-Unis, the Cours Saleya turns into a typical Provencal market every day except Mondays.
The western half dedicated to the flower market is classified by the Conseil National des Arts Culinaire as one of the most outstanding markets in France. There are mountains of flowers and plants of all kinds and for all tastes. It’s hard not to fall for it! This flower market is a must in Nice. You chase, you watch and of course, you enjoy the colours and the atmosphere!
At the other end of the Cours Saleya, more than 100 producer exhibit their fruits and vegetables, local products and specialities. An opportunity to stock up on Mediterranean flavours and regional provisions!
The Liberation market
Mix with life in Nice at the Libération market from Tuesday to Sunday, every morning, from Avenue Malausséna to General de Gaulle Square, north of the historic centre. There are 120 fruit and vegetable stalls on this market, but also seafood, butcher’s shop and delicatessen. Local producers also sell organic cheese and honey.
A lively district of Nice, Libération is full of small sunny terraces and restaurants. Typical and authentic, it is not uncommon to hear “Nissart” (a dialect of langue d’oc spoken in the Nice area) spoken at the Libération market.
It is even said that the best pan bagnat of Nice, a speciality of Nice, can be found at the kiosk at Tintin’s on the Place du Général de Gaulle.
The market of Saint-Roch is small and atypical. Situated at the foot of Saint Roch Church, it is open every morning from Tuesday to Sunday. Very popular with the people of Nice, the merchants, who have been regular visitors for years, offer local and regional products on about 20 stalls. Fruit, vegetables, fish, cheese… There is something for everyone!
The relaxed and friendly atmosphere of this market will not leave you indifferent.
The Saleya flea market
The Cours Saleya flea market, an outing that appeals to lovers of vintage and antique furniture. The treasure hunt is open every Monday to unearth, in the heart of Old Nice, an authentic object full of history.
This market is a part of the NIce walking tour
Les Cuces de Nice, an original flea market set up in sheds on the Old Port of Nice. Open from Tuesday to Sunday all day long, this market offers, in addition to classic furniture and objects, valuable antiques.
You will find paintings and prestigious antique furniture but also vintage clothes.
Since September 2015, the GCA Gallery has had frescoes created inside the market by the artists who exhibit most often at the gallery. Street-art lovers will be delighted!
Take advantage of the Nice walking tour’s downtown location to discover the unique atmosphere of these 5 markets.