Marketing in Old Town Nice: Cours Saleya and More

France, Nice Guide (B): Marketing in Old Town Nice: Cours Saleya and More

Cours Saleya is the heart of Old Town Nice and it’s always pulsating with life. Striped awnings cover its centre and shelter the products on offer in the daily market. Crowds of locals and tourists come here to do their shopping or sometimes just to look and snap photos of the colourful displays. The scents of fresh produce and flowers seem to put everyone in a good mood and the atmosphere is friendly.

Cours Saleya hosts four different markets. The most well known is the Marché aux Fleurs, or Flower Market, held Tuesday through Sunday. It’s actually a combination of the flower market and the fruit and vegetable market but the name, Marché aux Fleurs is commonly applied to the whole thing. The fruit and vegetable stands pack up by 1.30 in the afternoon but the flower stalls stay open until about 5.30.

The flower sellers might get this special treatment because of the importance of the flower market in Nice’s history. In 1897 Nice opened the first wholesale cut flower market in the world. The growers in the hills would bring down their cut flowers every morning. After the wholesalers had made their bulk purchases, the market would be opened for individuals to buy their bouquets. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Marketing in Old Town Nice: Cours Saleya and More
Guide Location: France » Nice
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Cours Saleya   Place du Palais de Justice   Place Saint-François   Place Garibaldi   Place du Général de Gaulle  
Author: Margo Lestz
Read it on author's website: https://curiousrambler.com/2014/06/20/marketing-in-old-town-nice-cours-saleya-and-more/

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