FOOD MARKET, COURS SALEYA, NICE
melon - smaller than a cantaloupe, with brilliant orange flesh, smooth pale yellow-green
skin and greenish ribs.
Cours Saleya is the most famous market of Nice. The market is open every day except
on mondays when Cours Saleya has a large flea market.
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main aisle is the most dazzling thanks to its array of colours,
what really interests us is the collection of small producers’
stalls near the Rue de la Préfecture. The fruit and vegetables
are not as uniformly shaped and the variety not as great, but
every ingredient we will find here is firmly rooted in the region
and much of it is organic. Depending on the season you might see:
untreated oranges, including bitter oranges for jam real wild
asparagus strawberries from Carpentras tomatoes ripened on the
vine figs bursting with juice the mix of salad leaves known as
mesclun (no Niçois meal would be complete without it and much
promenade where the market is located dates back to the sixteenth century when
the town was ruled by the House of Savoy and, as vieux Nice was largely constructed
during this period, the Italian influence can be seen everywhere. The
market although appears to be touristy is actually a very good value.
Olive Stand at Cours Saleya|
Perch --Freshwater Fish
the main fish market is located north of the train station, there is a small local
fish market at Saint-François Square...
a small fish stand at the Cours Saleya Market
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MARKETS IN NICE:
Marché a la Brocante et Antiquités. Ave. Malaussena has a very authentic market
most mornings along the Ave. Malaussena (continuation of Ave. Jean Médecin beyond
the train station overpass). Rue Raiberti. The covered market on Rue Flaminius
Raibereti, just off the Place Général de Gaulle at the top of Ave. Malaussena,
has produce in the street-side stalls, and mostly butchers and dairy-product stands
LINE THE SIDES OF THE COURS SALEYA
12 o'clock the market winds down ... head over to Le Safari for the best Pizza
their Pizza Provencal, made with French Ham, Cheese, basil and tomato sauce...
the oven is of course wood burning...