Nice Flea Market is one of the finest places on earth - sun, sea, great food and a buzzing, vibrant weekly antiques market - what more could you want!?
Every Monday, come rain or shine, from early morning to mid-afternoon, Nice's old town thats dripping in character is filled with around 300 flea market vendors selling their wares. Situated in the Cours Saleya, this is a moderately high-quality market; however, bargain hunters can also hunt for a cracking find, particularly in the adjacent place Pierre Gauthier, where odds and ends are piled on the ground and goods are more of a 'flea market' or house clearance nature.
A large variety of collectables is on offer from silver, glassware, paintings, vintage clothing, posters, travel items, ceramics, local paintings, toys, rustic wooden items, jewellery, etc. Some sellers pile their wares on the floor - some on smarter tables. The more expensive items are often priced and the cheaper items generally are not - expect some brisk haggling as this is a market where people come to buy!
One of the highlights of this market for the general visitor, is its fabulous location. The Cours Saleya itself is surrounded by cafes and restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes. The glistening blue sea beckons you just 50 metres from the market - surely a place where all senses can be titillated!
Parking is easy and a huge underground car park rests right underneath the market itself. My advice - get there before 10am as it tends to fill up after mid morning. The rest of Nice lays a few hundred yards behind the market and a superb day is guaranteed for one and all!