The Liberation market
If you enjoy the easy-going ambiance of local
marketplaces, you’ll just love the Liberation market. In the early hours of the
morning, the market gardeners, fishmongers and others involved in the
production of food in Nice and its surrounding areas set up their stands. Fresh
fruits and vegetables sit alongside olives, honey, cheeses, gloriously-coloured
flowers and freshly-caught Mediterranean fishes. Breathe in the aromas, savour
the tastes – it’s like an ode to Nice and its hinterland. An invitation to enjoy
the finer things in life.
The market extends across the Place du General de Gaulle, as far as Avenue Malaussena, Rue Clément Roassal, Rue Joseph Garnier and Rue Veillon. The ‘Liberation’ stop on Line 1 of the tram will take you directly there.
The market also includes the “Docks de la Riviera”, a classic covered market that’s home to cheesemakers, bakers, butchers, cured meats specialists, bars and delicatessens – all under the same roof and all sure to provide a feast for the senses.
Lastly, don’t miss the recently-opened Halles Gourmandes de la Gare du Sud on Avenue Malaussena. This historic building has been fully renovated and now plays host to a food court featuring around thirty different street-food stalls and restaurants, serving all types of cuisine in a warm, friendly ambiance. This popular venue is open Tuesday to Sunday, from 11am until late evening.