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Food markets/supermarkets in Nice

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Food markets/supermarkets in Nice

We will be visiting Nice for three days and would like to be able to stock up on beer/wine, breads, cheeses, sausage etc to enjoy on the terrace of our hotel room. The more variety the better and the cheaper the better. We have a rental car and are staying down by the promenade. Thanks in advance.

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How wonderful. Sounds like a great plan. Many years ago I recall seeing a glass case of food in Nice just about out on the sidewalk. Inside were various items and on the bottom shelf were....yes, they were pigeons in the case and right out in front of the case were live pigeons walking around. I am not a friend to pigeons but I felt like telling them to flee. LOL.

Lots of good food, good options for you. Enjoy.

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There's a specialist cheese shop on rue Lepante, You'll also find good cheese and meat at a shop called La Poulette in the old town, on rue de la Prefecture, where there's also a famous wine shop called Caves Caprioglio. Stalls on the Cours Saleya market in the old town also sell cheese, bread, olives etc.

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FoodieX2 "on the terrace of our hotel room"?? From reading this and your other posting about sailing along the coast I'm a bit worried about what weather you're expecting. We will be in Nice around the same time as you and will be very happy if it is around the mid 50Fs during the day. Evenings will be much cooler and it can be wet (OR it can be sunny! now that's helpful!).

All of Nice and closeby is so easily assessible by bus, tram or train you will not need the vehicle - parking is also dreadful. The promenade is a few miles long; do you know at which end of it you will be?

As mentioned the best food buys are from the market and some very good wine shops in the Old Town. There are also some "convenience" type stores all along the roads which run one block behind the promenade.

Eating out is one of the main joys of Nice, and esp in the Old Town, needn't be expensive.

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If your terrace is south facing and not shady if can be quite pleasant to sit out -beach picnics can be really nice in December at lunchtime.

However, it will be cold in the shade , morning and late afternoon and at night

As far as stocking up cheaply is concerned, a lot of folk like to go to one of the large branches of Carrefour either out at Nice Lingostiere or in Nice TNL by Nice acropolis/Palais des expositions. I am not a huge Carrefour fan but lots of folk love it.

For good quality frozen food items , there is likely to be a Picard branch fairly close to wherever you are staying

For immense choice , high quality and mostly high prices to match, a trip to Gallerie Lafayette Gourmet at Cap 3000 is an interesting experience in itself.

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Thank you very much, this is all very helpful. We have the same room with a south-facing terrace that we have stayed in before. (Hotel Solara on rue de France near the Palais de la Mediterannee) That was in January and it was very pleasant in the afternoon sun. We are hoping the weather gods will be kind to us during our entire trip through Provence and the Cote d'Azur. Very dissappointed the cruises aren't running in December. And BuddyLancs, coming from Northern Ontario Canada, 50 degrees is quite pleasant for us in December!

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Yes you healthy Canadians are a problem to we Brits used to super warm winters! Reminds me of my wife and me walking through the centre of Copenhagen - it was freezing, even the Canadians on vacation thought it was cold - the mermaid was wearing a fur coat - the locals were all sitting outside cafes having ice creams and cold drinks !!

Re weather, sounds like you do have it "covered" - it could be almost anything. We spent Christmas in Monaco a couple of years back - one day was non-stop rain - another (Christmas Day) it was so mild that we fell asleep on a bench overlooking the harbour (some lunchtime Champagne did help though!).

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7. Re: Food markets/supermarkets in Nice

Carrefour TNL, a short walk from Place Garribaldi up Republique and a right onto General Louis Delfino.

Poulet Roti.

Because you're worth it.

It certainly is. No-one does it better.

While in there, its the only supermarket with a good selection of inexpensive medal-winning wines.

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My choice would be to browse the daily morning outdoor market in Cours Saleya (every morning except Mondays) for fresh fruit and vegetables, breads, cheeses and charcuterie .

For more basic things - bottled beer and budget wines, I would go to the Casino supermarket on Boulevard Gambetta, just off the Promenade des Anglais.

Bon appétit!

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Besides the market at the Cours Saléya there are a number of good shops in the next-door Vieux Nice; lots of interesting take-away items.

One day we took one tram out to the end (Selkie Nice will know which tram I mean and the last stop) just to sightsee along the way. Once we got out at the end of the line we spotted a René Leclerc store across the street and loaded a bag with all kinds of goodies at good prices.

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10. Re: Food markets/supermarkets in Nice

Catallus - The Leclerc is at Pont Michel [Pasteur quartier] - Its a nice supermarket I like and go to from time to time.