European markets – the Cours Saleya market in Nice

Hi Frugalistas!

The Cours Saleya market in Nice is an institution for both locals and tourists alike.  A beautiful flower market, along with the usual Provencal delights, it is a feast for the senses.  Enjoy!

Glace fruits make an amazing display

Glace fruits make an amazing display

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A vast array of fresh vegetables

All the ingredients for ratatouille at one stall

All the ingredients for ratatouille at one stall

Lilac blooms were in the streets and in the market

Lilac blooms were in the streets and in the market

Salad anyone?

Salad anyone?

It's not a French market without lemons!

It’s not a French market without lemons!

Or oranges!  I love the leaves still on the fruit

Or oranges! I love the leaves still on the fruit

Bunches of local, seasonal asparagus

Bunches of local, seasonal asparagus

Part of the beautifully arranged flower market section

Part of the beautifully arranged flower market section

A first for me - wheat sheaves for sale

A first for me – wheat sheaves for sale

Loose herbs and spices

Loose herbs and spices

The Cours Saleya market is in the Nice old town.  It is at its best on a Saturday morning, when both the flower and other produce markets are operating.  If you miss it, there is another (far less touristy) market on a Sunday morning in the streets around the Nice Sud train station (where the Chemin de Fer de Provence trains depart).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9 Comments on “European markets – the Cours Saleya market in Nice”

  1. Carolyn @ Holidays to Europe 30/04/2013 at 5:32 pm #

    Thanks for sharing the gorgeous pics, Jo. There’s nothing like a French market, that’s for sure. I’ve got a few on my wishlist for my upcoming trip but unfortunately Nice will have to wait for another visit. Hope you were able to enjoy the delicious produce you photographed!

  2. Aubrey 17/05/2013 at 9:58 am #

    Visiting a local market is my absolute favorite thing to do when travelling to a new place. This one looks fantastic. Love the shot of the leafy lemons especially.

    • frugalfirstclasstravel 17/05/2013 at 6:43 pm #

      Yes, those particular lemons looked so great I just had to have a photo. The citrus fruits in European markets always look so much nicer than what’s on offer in the supermarket at home!

  3. Elaine Schoch 16/06/2014 at 2:07 pm #

    Heading there this summer – even more excited now!!!

  4. siddharthajoshi 16/06/2014 at 7:06 pm #

    It all looks so beautiful and delicious 🙂

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