Look out for the marzipan stall - you won’t be disappointed.
Le Cours Saleya is a bustling promenade in the Vieille Ville that hosts several markets a week: the marché aux fleurs is the most popular, with fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers beneath candy-striped awnings from Tuesday through Sunday. The vivid displays make for excellent photo opportunities as well as enticing the appetite.
Nice was home to the first wholesale cut flower market in the world, and shipped flowers all over Europe by train for over a century - rumour has it that Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was so inspired by the sight on his visit that he ordered two train wagons of flowers full to be dispatched from Nice all the way to St. Petersburg.
Every Monday a brocante or flea-market is held; on warm June evenings, Saleya also plays host to a marche artisanal nocturne, a craft market.
To fuel you on your walk round the stalls, look out for Chez Théresa, a socca vendor that has held a place here since the 1920s. The socca - a Niçois pancake cooked with chickpea flour - is made a few streets away and comes hot into the market roughly every five minutes in a cart pulled by a scooter.
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