Nice's famous Flower Market is one attraction that must not be missed when in the city. It is the perfect place to sip on a steaming cup of coffee and to watch the locals out and about. This popular attraction is at Nice’s oldest market square and is best visited bright and early. The market is a daily attraction that houses vendors selling some of the most beautiful flowers one has ever seen, along with fresh fruits and vegetables, exotic spices, a variety of French pastries, local cuisine and more. The flowers on sale here are fresh and fragrant, and the collection ranges from geraniums to dahlias and other countless varieties. Visitors can also use this opportunity to ask vendors for advice on anything plant related. The markets walkway is also lined with a plethora of great outdoor cafes and souvenir shops. The area around Cours Saleya is also packed to the brim with historic attractions like Opera de Nice, the La Chapelle de la Miséracorde and is just around the corner from Nice’s Old Town. And, on Mondays there is a flea and antiques market from 6am to 6pm, where visitors will be able to find amazing pieces at great bargains.
The market is open from 6:00 am to 5:30 pm daily, except on Mondays and Sunday afternoons On Mondays there is an antique market from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Around 1 to 2 hours
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
Visitors must browse all the stalls and make sure to find the best bargains
Though the Cours Saleya Flower Market does not offer prayer facilities for Muslim visitors, the city of Nice is home to quite a number of mosques and prayer rooms. It is best for Muslim tourists to ask the locals to direct them to the mosque closest to the Cours Saleya Flower Market, when needed.
Muslims visiting the Cours Saleya may not be able to find Halal restaurants. They will however be able to find a wide selection of fresh fruits and vegetables to munch on. There are also several popular restaurants close to Cours Saleya that serve seafood and vegetarian options, which Muslim visitors can dine on after making sure the dishes do not consist of any non-Halal items.