A trip to Europe is never complete for me without cruising the local vintage and food markets because it is more than just a place to wander around – it’s where people gather to observe life, indulge in local cuisine , listen to local music and a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in local culture.
The famous Cours Saleya Brocante is in the heart of Old Town Nice, France and is nestled behind the beaches near the Promenade de Anglaise. It is surrounded by all the colorful streets lined with charming Niçois cuisine, shops, and cafés.
Even though Paris has the largest Brocante markets, I believe the Cours Saleya in Nice is one of the best antique markets in France because of its proximity – Cannes and Antibes is to the west and Monaco is to the East – you get the idea. There are some of the most extravagant and expensive villas and castles in the world occupying this area, so when the aristocrats want to purge, you will see some extraordinaire discoveries. This is a known hot spot for collectors that come from around the world, so be ready to compete for your coveted finds as most items are one of a kind.