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Markets in Nice

Cours Saleya flower market, Liberation fresh food market, old town flea market, and many more... For a taste of local life in Nice, just take your pick. Wander among the stalls, taking your time to enjoy the scents of freshly picked fruit and vegetables and soak up the inimitable local atmosphere. Here’s a quick glimpse of Nice's 5 main markets, courtesy of Best Western Plus Hotel Masséna Nice !

 

1 – Cours Saleya flower / fruit and vegetable market

The Cours Saleya, just a stone's throw from Best Western Plus Hotel Masséna Nice, is one of the liveliest squares in the old town. Located between the historical city centre and the Quai des Etats-Unis (wharf), the Cours Saleya turns into a typical Provençal market every day except Mondays.

The flower market on the western half is listed as one of France's outstanding markets by the Conseil National des Arts Culinaire. You can find oodles of flowers and plants of all kinds here, to suit all tastes: it’s irresistible! This flower market is one of Nice's most popular spots. You’ll love walking around, browsing and taking in the colourful atmosphere !

At the other end of the Cours Saleya, it's fruit and veg heaven, with more than 100 producers exhibiting their goods and local specialties. It's the perfect place to fill up on Mediterranean flavours and local produce !


Cours Saleya – 06300 Nice
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday - (fruit and vegetable market: 6 am - 1:30 pm) (flower market: 6am to 5:30pm
)
Getting there from the hotel: 10 minutes' walk.

 

2- Liberation market

Immerse yourself in Nice's day-to-day life at the Liberation market, every morning from Tuesday to Sunday, north of the old town along Avenue Malausséna all the way to Place du General de Gaulle. There are 120 fruit and vegetable stalls as well as seafood, butchers' and deli stalls, among others. Local producers also sell organic cheeses and honey.

Liberation, a vibrant neighbourhood in Nice, abounds with sunny little terraces and restaurants. The market here’s a slice of quintessential Nice, where you're sure to hear people speaking "Nissart" (local dialect).

Indeed, it's said that the best "Pan-bagnat", a Nice speciality (wet bread), is to be found at Kiosque chez Tintin on Place du General de Gaulle.


Av Malausséna – Place du Général de Gaulle – 06000 Nice
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 6am - 12:30pm
Getting there from the hotel:

·         On foot: 20 minutes.
·         Tram: get on at the Massena stop (towards Henri Sappia) and get off at the Liberation stop (6 minutes, 4 stops), then 2 minutes' walk.
·         Bus: take number 4 (towards Las Planas / Henri Sappia) at the Alberti / Hotel des Postes stop (3 minutes from the hotel), get off at Raimbaldi / Lepante (7 minutes, 5 stops), then 10 minutes' walk.

 

3- Saint-Roch market

The "Marché de Saint-Roch" is a small, off-beat market. It's located at the foot of Saint-Roch church and is held every morning from Tuesday to Sunday. Highly valued by the locals, it's been going on for many years, with 20 stalls or so selling local and regional products. Fruits, vegetables, fish, cheeses... There's something for everyone !

You'll just love the laid-back, friendly atmosphere here.


8 Rue Humbert Ricolfi, 06300 Nice
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 6am - 12:30pm
Getting there from the hotel:

·         On foot: 34 minutes.
·         Tram: get on at the Massena stop (towards Hopital Pasteur) and get off at Saint-Roch (14 minutes, 9 stops), then 3 minutes' walk.
·         By bus, take number 4 (towards Hopital Pasteur) from the Massena / Guitry stop (2 minutes from the hotel), get off at Tende / Gendarmerie (18 minutes, 7 stops) then 10 minutes' walk.


4 - The Saleya flea market

The Saleya flea market is a dream come true for those who are into vintage clothing and antique furniture. This veritable treasure hunt is open every Monday, at the heart of the old town: come and see if you can unearth a valuable historical gem !


1, Cours Saleya, 06300 Nice
Opening times: Every Monday - 7am-6pm (except on the eve of holidays) - Every 3rd Saturday of the month on Place Garibaldi
Getting there from the hotel: 10 minutes' walk.


5 - The flea market

"Les Puces de Nice" is a second-hand market with an original feel, held in the sheds of Le Vieux Port, Nice's old harbour. It’s on all day long from Tuesday to Sunday, featuring all kinds of furniture and diverse objects, as well as highly valuable antiques. You'll find prestigious antique paintings and furniture as well as vintage clothes.

Since September 2015, the GCA Gallery has had murals painted inside the market by the best local artists, those whose work is most frequently exhibited at the gallery. A real delight for all those who appreciate street-art !


Place Robilante – 06300 Nice
Opening times: Tuesday-Sunday - 10am-6pm (from 01/10 to 31/05) 10am-7pm (01/06 to 30/09)
Getting there from the hotel:

·         On foot: 19 minutes along the Promenade des Anglais towards the Port de Nice.
·         Tram: get on at the Massena stop (towards Hopital Pasteur) and get off at Garibaldo (5 minutes 4 stops) then 10 minutes' walk.
·         Bus: take number 14 (towards Mont Baron) at the Massena Guitry stop (2 minutes from the hotel), get off at Promenade des Arts (5 minutes, 5 stops) then 9 minutes' walk.

 

Situated right in the city centre, Best Western Plus Hôtel Masséna Nice is ideally located for visiting these 5 unique markets.

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