Cours Saleya Flower Market (Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya) Tours

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Nice's Cours Saleya Flower Market is a veritable feast for the senses—floral fragrances rise in the air, vendors call out in French to mingling locals, and flower bouquets burst forth from every stall. Add the fresh produce market, sidewalk cafes, and weekly antiques fair, and it’s no wonder the market is a must while in Provence. 

The Basics
A colorful twist on the classic French market, the Cours Saleya Flower Market (Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya) is in many ways the heart of everyday life in Nice. The market is split between its famous flower market selling bucketfuls of blooms on the western side and a food market brimming with spices, produce, pastries, and more on the eastern side.

Take it all in on a leisurely stroll, stopping to people-watch from one of the cafes and restaurants lining the edges, or join a Nice sightseeing tour or food tour for the benefit of the information provided by a local guide.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Dress for the weather, with plenty of sun protection in summer.
  • Bring cash, as most vendors do not accept credit cards.
  • Expect large crowds during summer.

How to Get There
Right in the heart of Nice's Old Town (Vieux Nice) and only one street back from the Quai des Etats-Unis on the Promenade des Anglais, the Cours Saleya is impossible to miss during any stroll through the historic district. Though the area is mostly closed off to cars—making for a pleasant pedestrian experience—it can be accessed on the T1 line of the tram, with the closest stop at Opéra Vieille Ville.

When to Get There
Visit between 6am and 5:30pm to see the market at its finest. Early morning visits let travelers see the vendors setting up before the crowds arrive, while visitors in the evening will find the market plaza transformed into an outdoor dining area where farm-to-table food is the standard. The market is replaced by an antiques market on Mondays and is closed Sunday afternoons and public holidays.
 
Mediterranean Marketplaces
Though outdoor markets take place in just about every town on the French Riviera, France's National Council for the Culinary Arts ranks the Cours Saleya Market as one of the best in the country—this says a lot in a destination so famous for its food!
Location
Address: Cours Saleya, Nice, France
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Nice Highlights Pedicab Tour

Explore Nice’s highlights on this pedicab tour with commentary from a guide. It’s the perfect way to see Nice in a limited time, and it takes the stress out of navigating. You’ll tour the narrow streets in the Old Town, and access places that can’t be reached by public transport. Potential highlights (depending on duration of tour) include the Justice Palace, Garibaldi Square, and the Flower Market. 
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Zip around Nice on your very own scooter or escape the city and cruise along the French Riviera coast with this full-day rental. Make the most of your independent transport to explore the city like a local, stopping by the Cours Saleya flower market or hopping off to explore the city’s museums. Alternatively, set out for a scenic drive along the palm-fringed coastal promenades, passing the serene Bay of Angels or exploring the nearby beaches.
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Small-Group Nice Food Tour: Provencal Specialties

Treat your taste buds to the flavors of Provençe with a walking food tour in Nice! Explore the old town, or Vieux Nice, with a gastronomic guide, and enjoy up to 20 different samples of regional favorites, including locally produced French wine. Visit the finest markets, delis and specialty food shops in town and learn how locals shop and prepare meals on a daily basis. Taste the Italian influence on Provençal cuisine and learn how to make an authentic Niçoise salad back at home. Tour size is limited to 10 people for a personalized small-group experience.
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Roll through the charming sights of the French Riviera on a fun Segway tour of Nice! On your choice of a 1- or 2-hour tour, ride an electric scooter past highlights of the beautiful seaside town, including the Promenade des Anglais, Place Massena and the vibrant Cours Saleya flower market. Take in spectacular views of the Mediterranean from Castle Hill and learn about Nice’s rich heritage from your expert guide. Numbers are limited to eight people for a personalized small-group experience.
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