Margo Lestz - The Curious Rambler
By Margo Lestz
Cours Saleya is the heart of Old Town Nice and it’s always pulsating with life. Striped awnings cover its centre and shelter the products on offer in the daily market. Crowds of locals and tourists come here to do their shopping or sometimes just to look and snap photos of the colourful displays. The scents of fresh produce and flowers seem to put everyone in a good mood and the atmosphere is friendly.
Cours Saleya hosts four different markets. The most well known is the Marché aux Fleurs, or Flower Market, held Tuesday through Sunday. It’s actually a combination of the flower market and the fruit and vegetable market but the name, Marché aux Fleurs is commonly applied to the whole thing. The fruit and vegetable stands pack up by 1.30 in the afternoon but the flower stalls stay open until about 5.30.
The flower sellers…
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There’s nothing like the marchés to make me feel that I’m really in Europe! This looks so beautiful. Is it close to where you live?
When I lived in the city center of Nice, I could walk to this market in 20 minutes. What’s great is that almost every town has a charming open air market to buy quality, fresh produce and products. Bon weekend!