An escape from the daily routine is a time to give your taste buds a treat too. A quick getaway in the South of France is ideal for this. The French Riviera Confidential Group’s five hotels are a stone’s throw from some of the many markets that brighten up the day for locals and visitors alike…

Let’s start with Cours Saleya market, probably one of the most famous in the French Riviera. A stroll around this part of Nice’s Old Town will soon start to make your mouth water, since this is where regional specialties are put on display by the people of “Nissa la Bella”, as this beautiful city is sometimes called. Steeped in tradition and authenticity, this spot is characterized by the gaily coloured awnings set up here every day except Mondays. The flower market (yes, flowers too!) is one of the Old Town’s greatest traditions. The market is surrounded by a variety of restaurants where you can sample Nice’s delicious specialties: socca (chickpea pancake), petits farcis (stuffed vegetables), pissaladière (French pizza)… and Cours Saleya market is a stone’s throw from our Best Western Alba Hotel.

Make your stay even tastier with a visit to the Provençal market in Antibes. Held in a courtyard in the heart of the old town, this market sells many Provençal specialties typical of the region. You’ll be caught up in a swirl of colours amongst fruits, vegetables and spice stalls. The air here is full of the wonderful smells of Provence. One of the best places for a stroll in the authentic atmosphere unique to the south of France.

Forville market, in Cannes, is another rare treat! Flower-sellers, local fishermen and market gardeners come to this popular spot in the heart of Cannes. A visit to this traditional market is a memorable experience for food-lovers because of the plethora of local specialties to be discovered here, each more delicious than the last. It takes place in the centre of Cannes every morning except on Mondays, when a major flea market is held. There are around 80 stallholders, with only one thing on their minds: introducing you to their specialties! While you’re in Cannes, you can also visit Gambetta Provençal market, and another market held in the Cap de la Croisette district. All this, no more than a few minutes away from our three hotels in Cannes!

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