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Markets in Nice

Markets in Nice: when you're on holiday somewhere, anywhere, one of the places you never miss to visit is the market. It is an inescapable place to shop, but it is also a meeting place where tourists mix with the locals, where traders and customers engage in rich and enriching exchanges, We find good business, & c. In short, the market of a city is its lively heart.

For the case of Nice, there are some markets of major interest that you must visit when you stay in this beautiful city of Riviera. The principal, the mythical, the oldest, the most popular, the unavoidable, is the market of Cours Saleya. It is the most animated place of the whole city of Nice. Located in the very heart of Old Nice, this market with primeurs and flowers sees every day thousands of Nice and tourists. It is a typically Mediterranean market, full of life and warm where the commodities of the hinterland of Nice and other products of the Occitan terroir are sold.

Another market, specializing mainly in fruit and vegetables, is not far from the historic district, that of the Liberation. The market is located in the eponymous district, avenue Malausséna, Place de General de Gaulle, Place de la gare du Sud, rue Clément Roassal, rue Veillon and Boulevard Joseph Garnier, which form a complex called Place de la Libération. In this market there are more than 120 stalls selling fruits and vegetables, fish and seafood products, butcher's and delicatessen products and products from local producers and products.

Finally, let's take a look at the traditional market in the Saint-Roch district of Nice. It takes place regularly from Tuesday to Sunday and is located on Place Saint-Roch, north of the tram station of the same name. There are merchants on about 20 stalls selling fruits and vegetables, fish and seafood, as well as clothing, utensils, furniture, toys and other non-food products. The number of exhibitors and the products offered vary according to the season.

All these markets of Nice are places where it is good to stroll, in search of bargains, but especially to the discovery of a certain Occitan authenticity. These are places that bubble with life constantly, day and night. It is also in their vicinity that the best addresses are located in Nice: the trendiest restaurants, chic shops, bars, pubs, brasseries and discotheques are generally located in the immediate vicinity of the markets.