Cours Saleya is the largest pedestrian area in Vieux Nice. It runs parallel to Quai des Etats Unis, being delineated at one end by Rue Saint Francois de Paule and, at the other end, by Rue Louis Gassin.

The history of this place goes back to the early 18th century, when the venue, though most likely employed to other purposes than today, was registered under the name of Palco. It successively served as promenade, car park and flower market, but it was not until the 1980s that the authorities decided to turn the place into a pedestrian area.

At present, most tourists recommend Cours Saleya as a must-visit. The place is famed for its colorful and diverse markets, which invite keen shoppers to surrender to the temptation of purchasing a vast array of items, ranging from traditional foodstuffs to flower, antiques and works of art. Cours Saleya is, without a doubt, a hub of the shopping opportunities in Nice, but its specificity lies in the fact it keeps a traditional and local charm, without yielding to the leveling influences of large-scale tourism.

Cours Saleya
Cours Saleya, Nice, France
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