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Get up early!
The Nice Flower Market runs almost every morning on the Cours Selaya.
No whining about jet lag! Get up bright and early to truly appreciate and enjoy the market. The best time to arrive is around 6 a.m., as the vendors are just setting up and the tourist hordes are still sipping café au laits in their hotel rooms. If that's too early for you on vacation, at least try to hit it by 8 or 9 a.m. (Note: there is a flea/antiques market on Mondays). Be sure you have plenty of change and small bills on hand, as the vendors sneer at breaking a large bill to sell a piece of produce. (In fact, most will just reject the sale first.) Also, it's a good idea to bring a backpack or some sort of bag to carry your purchases.