Visiting Nice, France and La Cours Saleya Market

A Variety Of French Sausages
A Variety Of French Sausages
Countless Varieties Of Juicy Bright Tomatoes
Countless Varieties Of Juicy Bright Tomatoes
This Cheese Stall was Heavenly
This Cheese Stall was Heavenly

I am just back from a holiday in the South of France after indulging in all the best french foods such pain au chocolat, brioche, creme brulee, eclairs, chocolate mousse, baguettes, brie and camembert cheeses, rabbit terrine, veal roasted with figs, truffle butter risottos, salmon tartare… Need I go on?! I spent the week travelling along the Cote d’Azur visiting Villefranche, Cap Ferrat, Eze, Monaco and Nice. The weather was balmy, the sea was crystal clear, the food delicious and the people were gorgeous! One of the highlight’s of the week for me was visitng the famous Cours Saleya food market in Nice. The market gathers every morning in the old town of Nice until after lunch selling all kinds of wonderful foods. Big juicy fruits of all varieties and seasonal vegetables line many of the stalls, along side stalls bursting with big baskets of beautiful flowers, fish stalls sell the day’s catch fresh from the waters of the Cote d’Azur, cheese stalls sell amazing stinky cheeses, bread stalls sell all manor of baked delights, herb and spice stalls sell spice mixes specific to classic and contemporary dishes, cured meat stalls get you salivating… This would be a tourist’s heaven if you were staying in an apartment in Nice as I can just imagine gathering all kinds of goodies from the market for a feast! As we were leaving the next day we decided to pick up a few bits and pieces we could bring home with us like a delicious fig chutney and violet sugar. One thing I regret not getting was a bag of the dried out peppers they were selling as I’m sure they’d all flavour to all sorts of meals. The is also a lovely cafe on the corner of the Cours Saleya called Le Coin Quotidien which does a great breakfast before you set off into the stalls. If you are going to Nice, even just for one day make sure to stop by this amazing food and flower market and soak up the atmosphere and be sure to take a few jarred treats home with you!

Nice is a great city to visit with a lot to offer, the city is on the coast with a long beach thronging with people on a hot summer’s days, and alive with activity in the water… Jet skiing, paragliding, you name it! The nicest part of Nice is “Vieux Nice”, or “Old Nice” which is a stunning labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets lined with the coolest shops, restaurants and bars in Nice. Wandering these streets is a great way to spend an afternoon. The place has a really vibrant restaurant scene too. I’ve captured a wide range of shots from my trip so I’ve put up all the ones of La Cours Saleya market first, followed by some shots of Vieux Nice. I hope you enjoy the pictures and it inspires you to take a trip there sometime!

Your Are Entering La Cours Saleya
Your Are Entering La Cours Saleya
Browsing The Flower Stalls
Browsing The Flower Stalls
Beautiful Hydrangeas
Beautiful Hydrangeas
Beautiful Root Vegetables
Beautiful Root Vegetables
Many Varieties Of Beautifully Coloured Beans
Many Varieties Of Beautifully Coloured Beans
The Dried Tomatoes and Peppers I Regret Not Buying
The Dried Tomatoes and Peppers I Regret Not Buying
Fresh Juicy Figs
Fresh Juicy Figs
Amazing Salt Blends
Amazing Salt Blends
Who Could Say No To A Few Olives?
Who Could Say No To A Few Olives?
The French Take Their Sausages Seriously!
The French Take Their Sausages Seriously!
A Bustling Flower Stall
A Bustling Flower Stall
Finish Your Trip To The Market With A Breakfast in Le Coin Quotidien
Finish Your Trip To The Market With A Breakfast in Le Coin Quotidien
Freshly Baked Delights in Le Coin Quotidien
Freshly Baked Delights in Le Coin Quotidien
The Streets of Nice are Lined With Beautiful Old Buildings
The Streets of Nice are Lined With Beautiful Old Buildings
Old Artisan Bakeries are Everywhere Here
Old Artisan Bakeries are Everywhere Here
The Best Restaurant in Nice Surely Must Be Bistrot d'Antoine
The Best Restaurant in Nice Surely Must Be Bistrot d’Antoine
Wander Through The Narrow Streets of Vieux Nice
Wander Through The Narrow Streets of Vieux Nice
Nice Is Home To All Kinds Of Unusual Shops
Nice Is Home To All Kinds Of Unusual Shops
French Locals Have Many Stunning Butchers To Choose From
French Locals Have Many Stunning Butchers To Choose From
Local Boucherie
Local Boucherie
I Love These Charming Old Buildings
I Love These Charming Old Buildings
Finish Your Day With A Walk Along The Water
Finish Your Afternoon With A Walk Along The Water
Getting Ready For A Night Out In Nice
Getting Ready For A Night Out In Nice
Explore The Bustling Streets of Restaurants in Nice in The Evening
Explore The Bustling Streets of Restaurants in Nice in The Evening

5 thoughts on “Visiting Nice, France and La Cours Saleya Market”

      1. Oh cool, I was in Monaco last week, it was only a 20 minute train ride from Nice (we were staying 2 trainstops outside Nice in Villefranche, but it’s all on the same train line). The old town of Monaco is lovely and the boats in the port are incredible! I’m doing a blog post on Monaco in a few weeks!

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