Cours Saleya Flower Market (Marché aux Fleurs Cours Saleya)

#6 in Best Things To Do in Nice
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Key Info

Cours Saleya

Price & Hours

Free
Tues-Sat 6 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Sun 6 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Details

Shopping, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.4

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  • 5.0Value
  • 0.0Food Scene
  • 5.0Atmosphere

This fruit, veggie and flower market makes for a colorful and aromatic experience. Located in Old Town (Vieille Ville) off the Promenade des Anglais as it turns into the Quai des Etats-Unis, the Cours Saleya is open nearly every morning, but an antique market takes the place of the produce on Mondays.

Recent visitors suggested you plan on arriving early (a little past 6 a.m.) to beat the crowds because you’ll have to compete with the masses by the time breakfast is over. Bring small bills to pay the vendors, and you should also carry a small bag to tote anything you buy. Also, keep in mind that the Cours Saleya is free to enter, but the prices for specific fruit, flowers and veggies can be a bit high. If you need a break from shopping, or simply want to people-watch, you'll find cafes and restaurants surrounding the market. The market is open from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. except Mondays, Sunday afternoons and public holidays.

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You'll likely pass by Place Masséna, the city's main square, several times while in Nice thanks to its central location. With the seafront to the south, the shopping street Avenue Jean Médecin jutting off to the north, and the lovely Albert I and Massena gardens surrounding it, you can walk to it from virtually anywhere in the small city.

Recent travelers highlighted Place Masséna as an idyllic location to snap your photos, with a hypnotic tilework, illuminated display fountains and seven famous statues to serve as memorable backdrops. Reviewers also recommended stopping by at various hours of the day to see how the square changes with the rising and setting sun. The square is free to visit 24/7.

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