A genuine institution in Nice, the liberation market began a few years ago a makeover with the renovation of the neighborhood. The trigger was the arrival of the tramway at the end of 2007, which allowed the market to welcome and conquer new customers.
Hospitable traders, a popular and lively market
Traders often also producers welcome you from Tuesday to Sunday throughout the morning and offer on their shelves very beautiful local products, sometimes bio...
Going up the avenue Malaussena to the Place de la General de Gaulle, a real hub, you can shine on the entire market.
On the Gare du Sud (which houses the new Raoul Mille library and future restaurants, food truck concept, great chefs) discover the fishmongers district which offers a large choice of fish and seafood. Just opposite is the "Cave Champagnoise" where you can enjoy fine wines while nibbling local specialties in the sun.
Some good addresses
On the other side of the square is the covered market, which brings together in one place all market gardeners, butchers, cheese makers, fishmongers, delicatessens, Italian caterers and creoles (homemade products). Just at the corner on the left before entering the hall find Bruno Ti 'fruits who offers fruits and vegetables with exceptional taste and at unbeatable prices. Icing on the cake you can, by asking nicely, taste before buying. Always listening to the customer, the creole caterer also sometimes enjoy some of his specialties. A beautiful way to discover this cuisine all in flavor.
Fancy authenticity, leaving the hall on the right take a few steps up the avenue Borriglione to go to Socca'Tram where you can eat or take away Socca, pissaladière, stuffed ... just next to the bakery Multari establishment proposes a panel of snacks made in the greatest respect of the tradition of the bakery. You can also consume on the spot a small gourmet coffee very nice on the terrace which dominates the market.
If you want to enjoy one of the best Pan Bagnat in Nice, you just have to cross the rails of the tram, go to the Place de la General de Gaulle at Kiosque at Tintin and your taste buds will revel in this legendary sandwich.
All this western part of the square hosts several cafes where niçois like to meet, especially on Sunday morning.
For seafood lovers, there are three must-see addresses, the Gambetta brewery directly on the square, La Gauloise restaurant on Malaussena and the institution Coquillages André on avenue Joseph Garnier where you can consume oysters from the Mediterranean basin with the Bouzigue, that of the basin of Arcachon with the thin of clear or of Brittany with the Belon.
On this same avenue change of atmosphere with the Chinese restaurateur caterer Chez Vann, who offers all the great classics of Asian cuisine. On the spot or take away some succulent spring rolls, spring rolls, samosas, pork beans, lacquered spines, lacquered duck and michao beef shrimps will tantalize your senses.
This description is not exhaustive, in short you will understand to discover all these wonders and those still hidden appointments at the market of the Liberation.