One of the things we enjoyed most about staying at the Hotel Suisse was its close location to Old Nice and the Cours Saleya. This long “street” is a market of some kind every day – most days it is a flower market, but we also saw an antique market pop up one day. It was always fun to check it out as we started our ended our day sightseeing.
The market stalls run down the middle, and are flanked by restaurants along the sides. This can be really touristy, but it was great for those lunches and dinners where we wanted something easy and we started a few mornings with breakfast here as well. This is mostly outdoors dining, and it was a fantastic vibe with hustle and bustle day and night.
One of our favourite dinners was at Atmosphere Cafe – a great pizza and caprese salad. We were enticed to this restaurant by a french server who reminded me of Diedre on Coronation Street. Yes, I watch Coronation Street. Religiously. This woman was the exact French replica of English Diedre – a husky-voiced smoker, too-tanned and very friendly. This photo is for my mom… who I inherited my love of Coronation Street! If you squint closely, you can see French Diedre to the left in this picture.