Between the famous Cours Saleya Brocante and the vast Antique District around the Nice Port, you won’t go home empty handed!
The Antique District in the Port boasts over 100 antique stores: it’s the 3rd largest cluster of antique dealers in France! Antique hunters have been drawn to this area for over 50 years, where you can wander the endless backstreets and discover a plethora of amazing little antique shops of all prices and quality. There are so many shops that you practically need a guide, so luckily you can find a handy street-by-street listing at Promenade des 100 Antiquaires, with links to the individual shops. Most stores are closed Sunday and Monday, and many close at lunchtime.
Don’t miss The Puces de Nice, located on the Port on Quai Lunel, an open-air collection of 30 covered stalls filled with attic treasures.
The third Saturday of each month, the Antiquaires of the Port haul their best bargains out to the square, taking over beautiful Place Garibaldi to hold an all-day open-air Brocante.
The famous weekly Cours Saleya Brocante in Old Nice is a Monday magnet: Antique fans come from flooding in from Italy, and antique dealers come from all over the coast.
There are similar but smaller Brocantes in:
- Cannes on Saturdays and Mondays
- Antibes on Thursdays and Saturdays
- Villefranche on Sundays
- Vence on Wednesdays
- …and in various other villages: click here for a list.
While the Port Antique District and the various brocantes present an easy way to cover a lot of ground, there are antique shops all over Nice: If you put Nice + Antiques into Google Maps, it looks like Nice has the measles! Happy hunting!
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