Le Vieux Nice

'Palais des ducs de Savoie', former seat of the Préfecture

Palais des ducs de Savoie, former seat of the Préfecture

On this gorgeous April 2016 Sunday, we got up early and drove to Nice. The idea was to take pictures in the old town and at the Saleya flower, vegetable, and fruit market before too many people showed up. This worked out pretty well: we got to Nice shortly after seven a.m. and began exploring the area around the market. Vendors were still setting up and there were very few customers. All this looking at edible stuff whetted our appetite, so we we had a tasty breakfast in one of the eateries around Saleya.

We then explored the area behind the market before moving on to the sea shore and following it to the harbor. We eventually reached the Place Garibaldi and re-entered the center of the old town from there. It's easy to lose one's bearing in the maze of narrow and meandering streets, but eventually we found our way back to the Place Rossetti and from there to the market and our car. By around ten a.m. Saleya was getting crowded, and so we decided to head home. This part of Nice is very picturesque, but it pays to visit early.

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'Le Cours Saleya' 'Le Cours Saleya'

Le Cours Saleya

Le Cours Saleya


Not too many customers yet 'Chapelle de la Miséricorde'

Not too many customers yet

Chapelle de la Miséricorde


Colorful fruit Beautiful flowers

Colorful fruit

Beautiful flowers


Fruit and vegetables More fruit

Fruit and vegetables

More fruit


At the market Heading for the western end of the 'Cours Saleya'

At the market

Heading for the western end of the Cours Saleya


Empty chairs Setting up for business

Empty chairs

Setting up for business


'Place du Palais de Justice' 'Place du Palais de Justice'

Place du Palais de Justice

Place du Palais de Justice


'Palais de Justice' 'Rue Louis Gassin'

Palais de Justice

Rue Louis Gassin


'Rue de la Préfecture' 'Tour de l'horloge' 'Rue Saint Vincent'

Rue de la Préfecture

Tour de l'horloge

Rue Saint Vincent


'Rue de la Préfecture' 'Place de l'Ancien Sénat'

Rue de la Préfecture

Place de l'Ancien Sénat


'Place Rossetti' Left or right? Decisions, decisions...

Place Rossetti

Left or right? Decisions, decisions...


View from the 'Quai des États-Unis' Enjoying the morning paper

View from the Quai des États-Unis

Enjoying the morning paper


'Quai Rauba Capeu' 'Place Guynemer'

The Quai Rauba Capeu

Place Guynemer


'Quai Lunel' 'Place de l'Île de Beauté'

Quai Lunel

Place de l'Île de Beauté


The harbor 'Rue Cassini'

The harbor

Rue Cassini


'Place Garibaldi' Garibaldi monument and 'Chapelle du Saint-Sépulcre'

Place Garibaldi

Garibaldi monument and Chapelle du Saint-Sépulcre


'Rue François Guisol' 'Rue de la Providence' 'Rue Saint Augustin'

Rue François Guisol

Rue de la Providence

Rue Saint Augustin


'Rue de la Loge' In the old town 'Rue de l'Ancien Sénat'

Rue de la Loge

In the old town

Rue de l'Ancien Sénat


Fish market at the 'Place Saint-François' Tunisian restaurant in the 'Rue Sainte-Claire'

Fish market at the Place Saint-François

Tunisian restaurant in the Rue Sainte-Claire


'Rue Barillerie' 'Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate'

Rue Barillerie

Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate


Balcony Back on the 'Cours Saleya'

Balcony

Back on the Cours Saleya


There are a few more people now

There are a few more people now

The photos on this page were taken on April 10, 2016.
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