In the old days of Nice, the region held a grand market to bring together all the people to stock up on their supplies. Townspeople bought their farm produce, arts, pottery, textiles and wooden crafts for sale.
In the current day (!), these traditions are continued at the Fête de la San Bertoumiéu where tourists and locals alike can wander the grand market buying oils, olives, fruit, vegetables, honey, arts, crafts. Stall holders will be selling local food such as socca, pissaladiere and pan bagnat. Traditional games are also played such as Morra (hand game) and Vitou (card game).
It is a great opportunity for tourists to the region to glimpse traditional life in Nice. The free festivities will be held at place du Palais de Justice, and place Pierre Gautier in vieux Nice (old town Nice) from 10am-7pm.
MARKET – Place du Palais de Justice
Nice Buffet at 11a.m
Oil and olives • Socca • Farm produce • Bread, honey and jams • Local associations • Apéritifs of Nice • Pottery, santons and handmade crafts
ENTERTAINMENT – Place Pierre Gautier
• Demonstrations and tournament of Pilou • Mini farm • Pony and horse and cart rides (some cost may apply) • Regional Niçoise music