As well as being famous for beautiful food, sandy beaches and blue skies, the sunny city of Nice, is also the perfect place for a bit of retail therapy. Sea air and the smell of fresh, French produce makes this fairytale city just as delightful in the autumn and winter as it is in the summer months.
Take a look at Bruce International’s guide to shopping in Nice and remember, if you’re visiting in January or July, look out for signs reading ‘solde’ – as this is French for ‘sale’!
Nice’s Old Town, Le Vieux Nice, offers shoppers an eclectic variety of boutiques from more commercial, touristy stores to quirky souvenir shops, many visitors find the Old Town far more enchanting than the modern city centre. So whether you are looking to buy typically French produce, unique souvenirs or just wander around before a croissant and a coffee, the Old Town is definitely worth a visit.
The lively and bustling Cours Saleya is the biggest pedestrianised area of Le Vieux Nice. On Mondays, lovers of antiques and second-hand knick-knacks head to Marché à la Brocante to find a variety of trinkets and treasures. The rest of the week, Cours Saleya is home to Marché aux Fleurs, colourful flower, fruit and vegetable markets where you can also find authentic French cheeses, olives, herbs and spices.
If you’re looking for more reasonable price tags and mid-range fashion lines, head to Nice’s largest department store, Galéries Lafayette. As well as a string of designer labels, at Galéries Lafayette, you can find a variety of other labels, gifts, homeware, cosmetics and delicious food.
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