Nice Flower Market


If you love markets then this is the one not to miss.

Located on the pedestrian only Cours Saleya in the old town, the bustling Nice flower market is held every day of the week (except Monday) from 7 a.m. until around 1 p.m.  Arrive by mid-morning (at the latest) and shop for flowers, spices, fresh fish, produce, and much more.  This is as much a social event as it is a market, so save plenty of time for people watching and a glass of chilled rose’ at one of the cafes with outdoor seating.  Also, don’t miss the best socca in the south of France at Chez Theresa (located in the middle of the market).


For a simple, delicious, and affordable lunch, try Nissa Socca, a veritable institution located in the heart of the old town.

Nissa Socca
7 rue Sainte-Réparate
Nice – 06300

Another excellent idea for lunch (my favorite) is to simply stroll the narrow streets of the vieux ville and sample food from the numerous shops that sell to walk-in customers.  Grab a sandwich, pizza, pastry, or socca to go and then move on to the next place down the street.  Believe me, the food in old Nice is always excellent.

Finally, don’t forget to finish off your day with a scoop or two of ice cream from Fennochio.

2 place Rossetti
Nice – 06300

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