5 star rating: Highly Recommended 62 Reviews

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  • Location: Nice, France
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Eat your way around Vieux Nice – Nice’s old town – on a 3.5-hour food walking tour! Led by a local guide passionate about the region’s rich gastronomic heritage, your tour includes up to 20 samples of deliciously different dishes from Nice. Sip wine from the nearby Provence hills, and try the famous pissaladière onion tart, the chickpea based socca or the succulent petits farcis stuffed vegetables. Learn about the Italian influence on the city’s cuisine, and visit top Nice attractions like the Cours Saleya Flower Market and Castel Hill.

This small-group tour is limited to just ten people, ensuring you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • 3.5-hour food walking tour in Nice with an expert local guide
  • Stroll around Vieux Nice, visiting food shops and delicatessens
  • Learn the secret to making a truly authentic Niçoise salad
  • Visit the Cours Saleya Flower Market and Castel Hill
  • Sample up to 20 different regional specialties, Provençal wine and olive oil
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Nice Food Tour: Provencal Specialties

Small-Group Nice Food Tour: Provencal Specialties

Nice’s close proximity to the Italian border influences the city in countless ways. Mirroring the mix of Italian and French architecture around town, the city’s cuisine also proudly boasts a cosmopolitan twist. Combining French culinary flair with the Italian’s love for simplicity, Nice’s tantalizing fusion cuisine has created a hotbed of exciting restaurants, cafes and food shops -- just waiting to be found!

With all this available, knowing where to start or what to try can be a challenge, but on this food walking tour, you’ll have an expert guide to give you the perfect introduction to the city’s cuisine.

After meeting your guide in the heart of Vieux Nice (Old Nice), set off on a gentle stroll around its labyrinth of tiny, twisting streets. Ambling through this Italian-built area of town, your guide will talk about Vieux Nice’s fascinating history, pointing out interesting architecture and popular sidewalk cafes.

As you walk, you’ll be welcomed into the area’s many colorful food shops like a real local. Try regional specialties like torta de blea, a chard and chestnut pie that’s served savory or sweet, or pan-bagnat, a Niçoise salad sandwich (of sorts) made with freshly baked pain de campagne (a type of French bread). Learn local recipe secrets while chatting with shop owners, and find out whether the city’s legendary Niçoise salad should be made with tuna or anchovies!

Sample up to 20 different regional dishes, including orange blossom brioche, calisson (an almond candy) and two types of local cheese. In addition to the local olive oil varieties and and Provençal wine, you’ll feel like you’ve truly tasted the best of Nice while seeing its most gorgeous sights. Take in exceptional views from Castel Hill, visit a Baroque church and explore the famous Cours Saleya Flower Market.

As your tour ends, you’ll walk away with an understanding of the role that gastronomy has played in defining the city’s culture, plus some great insider tips for the best places to eat!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Claudia was a wonderful, entertaining, and informative guide. The small group Nice food tour was fun for our entire family. The morning passed quickly and this tour is one of our family's favorite memories of our France vacation. Great guide and excellent food!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a great tour! We tried a variety of different foods and walked quite a bit around Old Town. Dorothy, our tour guide, was extremely knowledgeable and friendly and explained a lot about what we were tasting and how it pertained to the Nice culture! Would definitely recommend doing this on the first or second day of your trip in Nice!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent tour. Very informative, enjoyable and very interactive. Highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Olivia and Kimberly (guides) were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was an excellent experience. Marion was sweet, personable, knowledgable and fun. We enjoyed learning about the history, culture and influences that created the food of Nice. A Yummy morning well spent. Thank you Marion.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a great walking tour of old town Nice. Claudia was a wonderful, passionate guide and was very knowledgeable about food, wines and the area. We sampled many of the local foods and finished off with a nice glass of Rose. This was definitely a 5 out of 5.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Far exceeded our expectations!! Our tour guide Marion did a beautiful job! She started out with the history of Nice then walked us through this amazing produce and flower market where we had more tastings than originally described in the tour. She also gave us great restaurant recommendations!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Must do in Nice. The tour guide was great, delicious samples, a lot of history of the city and the region. Everyone should start visit to Nice with this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great guide. V knowledgeable. 5 stars!!!

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