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Market of La Libé

It's the old market of the "Place de la Libération" named after the allied Victory in World War II and the liberation of the city of Nice in 1944. Since then, the place changed name into "Place Charles de Gaulle" but all the people still name it "la Libération", or best, "la Libé". The market takes place every day of the year, whatever the weather is. You can find all kinds of fruits and vegetables, great quality of fish, spices, flowers and very good Olive oil too... The whole market is very mixed in a very popular mood.

It’s the old market of the “Place de la Libération” named after the allied Victory in World War II and the liberation of the city of Nice in 1944. Since then, the place changed name into “Place Charles de Gaulle” but all the people still name it “la Libération”, or best, “la Libé”. The market takes place every day of the year, whatever the weather is. You can find all kinds of fruits and vegetables, great quality of fish, spices, flowers and very good Olive oil too… The whole market is very mixed in a very popular mood.

The merchants are talking very loud to sell their products (the best ones, for sure! :) , you can smell very different flavors, see very different colors and some merchants make a great work to dispose their products on their tables. The fish merchants are sometimes very good at this exercise.

This market reminds me my childhood, when going to the market on Saturday morning was always exciting. See so many people and the whole mood of the market was fascinating. Often, I got from a merchant a fruit, or chocolate or a biscuit, and I liked it :) That’s why I always go back to this market, buy fresh products, meet some friends and take a coffee or an aperitif. To find the market, just follow the main avenue of Nice (avenue Jean Medecin) direction north (opposite to the sea front) until the end and you’ll find directly the “Libé”. Enjoy it and don’t hesitate to take a little coffee or aperitif at one of the bars around. You can also eat fresh fish in one of the Cafés on the “Libé”.

written by vicuna

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