View down the Cours Saleya in Nice, France. Every Tuesday through Sunday, vendors selling fresh cut flowers and farm-fresh fruits and vegetables take over this street in the historic center of the city. Sidewalk cafes tucked among the kiosks are ideal for people watching while sipping the first espresso of the day. And this market is not only for tourists! The variety and quality of the produce and flowers bring locals to the square to do their daily shopping. Though the fruit and vegetable sellers pack up by 1:30, the flower kiosks stay open until around 5:30 p.m..
On Monday, however, produce and flower vendors make way for a huge antique and flea market. By chance, I arrived on a Monday. I strolled the length of the broad Cours Saleya and was astounded by the breadth of items available at this market. Everything from furniture to silver spoons to vintage clothing was on display. From June through September, when sun’s heat radiates from the stone streets well after sunset, a craft market pops on the Cours Saleya every evening.