Since more than a century ago, the Marché aux Fleurs in Nice, France, has sold flowers to the general public. The Old Port is not far from the market.
It is still one of the most important markets in France today, offering locally grown flowers and delicious fruits and vegetables.
Accept the abundance of plants in this area and value the first-hand botanical discoveries in addition to the sensual aromatic delight:
The flower market on Place Louis Lépine, located between the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Sainte-Chapelle church, has drawn enthusiastic gardeners and interested tourists since it opened its doors in 1830.
Most of the market, which has covered open-air areas, comprises pavilions from the 1900s. It is a charming and unique place to promenade; its collection includes seasonal flowers, uncommon flowers, orchids, plants, and shrubs.
Bring forth your inner Frenchman:
Visitors wander the aisles while enjoying the locally renowned home-cooked delicacies and taking pictures of the vibrantly colored exhibits.
People from the neighborhood visit the market to obtain advice on growing plants.
Find out about the recognition this site has received globally:
It is well known that Nicholas II, the Russian Tsar, was smitten with flower markets and chose to open one in Saint Petersburg.
According to reports, the flowers for the market were bought in Nice and then transported by train to Saint Petersburg two days later.
Satisfy your palate with mouthwatering treats:
Just as enticing as the flower stands are the vendors that serve meals.
The perfume of delectable home-cooked food and the sight of fresh fruit and vegetables attract customers to the stalls.
A fresh local rosé wine glass will go well with some regional specialties, including the chickpea flatbread.
You can sit at one of the neighborhood tables protected from the sun by the vivid colors of the awnings.
Although it closes earlier than the flower market, at 1.30 in the afternoon, the market's food section is open until just after lunch.
Consider purchasing souvenirs from the area to remember your visit:
There is an antique market held on Mondays. You can purchase a variety of handicrafts and gifts at the night market during the summer, from June to September.
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