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  • Location:Nice, France
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Small-Group Nice Food Tour: Provencal Specialties

Treat your taste buds to the flavors of Provençe with a walking food tour in Nice! Explore the old town, or Vieux Nice, with a gastronomic guide, and enjoy up to 20 different samples of regional favorites, including locally produced French wine. Visit the finest markets, delis and specialty food shops in town and learn how locals shop and prepare meals on a daily basis. Taste the Italian influence on Provençal cuisine and learn how to make an authentic Niçoise salad back at home. Tour size is limited to 10 people for a personalized small-group experience. 


  • 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

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Small-Group Nice Food Tour: Provencal Specialties

Small-Group Nice Food Tour: Provencal Specialties

The cuisine of Provençe boasts a unique fusion of flavors, blending the rich complexity of French food with rustic simplicity borrowed from neighboring Italy. With countless eateries and shops, Nice is bursting with this authentic flavor, if you know where to look. Make your way to the heart of old town, known as Vieux Nice, to meet your local foodie guide. Learn about the area’s history and Italian influence as you wander through narrow lanes and past charming sidewalk cafes. 

Along the way, stop in an assortment of local markets and specialty food shops hand-picked for their variety and authenticity. Sample Provençal cuisine such as a pissaladière onion tart, stuffed vegetables called petits farcis and a Niçoise salad sandwich served on fresh-baked pain de campagne. Taste locally produced cheeses, olive oil and wine, plus a sweet almond candy known as calisson. In all, you can expect to savor about 20 different samples. During tastings, chat with your guide and shop proprietors to learn how to incorporate local flavor into your cooking at home.

In between delicious dishes, visit other local highlights including a Baroque church, the colorful Cours Saleya flower market and Castle Hill for fantastic sea and city views. After approximately 3.5 hours of walking, nibbling and sipping, say farewell to your guide near Nice’s Place Rossetti. 

Customer Reviews

David G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The Small -group Nice Food tour was an interesting tour. It is filled with all kind of surprises . Our tour guide Dorothy was particular tentative and add a charming delight to the tour. Having said that we highly recommend the tour.

Lynne B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was really good Claudia was excellent
The tour was interesting and very informative
We even got some tips on places to eat which was very helpful
Would recommend it to everyone

Julie R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour was awesome! Although, I wish I had gone on this tour at the beginning of my trip or known that the sweaters, jackets, belts, leather bags and purses were a must buy. I bought all of these things and wish that I had packed light going to Nice so that I would have enough space to buy more. The next time that I go to Nice, this will be one of my first Group trips or I'll be sure to budget my finances so that I can buy more- the leather goods, sweaters and accessories are beautiful and good quality!

Gary J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great tour and I highly recommend it - Claudia was amazing and really made the tour the best ever !!!

Jonathan h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Lots of fun with taste treats you would not experience without a local guide. Great finish with a bottle of wine and assorted collection of freshly bought delicacies.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our guide Claudia was wonderful and our tasting of Nicoise and Provencal cuisines, olive oils and wines were second to none. We would recommend Claudia and this tour to our friends and we would take the tour again ourselves on our next trip to Nice, France! Joseph and Roxann, Broomfield, Colorado USA


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

My wife and I loved this tour SO much - in fact, this is the second time we've taken it! We took the tour about a year and a half ago, and we decided to take it again on our second trip to Nice. Claudia was a fantastic tour guide and the food we tried was outstanding. Plus, the walking history tour along the way is super informative. We highly recommend this tour if you want to see the best of old-town Nice!

Boris G USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We have learned to look for such a tour on Viator when we travel to a new place. And we try to book it for shortly after our arrival: it is a great introduction to the charm and character of the location. This tour is no exception. It was very high quality, as we have come to expect. Dorothy was a great guide who mixed in history, architecture, food, culture, and modern life of Nice. The food is simply great. The shop owners and purveyors were friendly and skilled. It was very nice to be in a small group. Our group was diverse and very friendly. We went back to several of the shops after the tour to make additional purchases for gifts to others and to ourselves.

George C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

our guide Claudia was fantastic and we had so many delicious snacks along the way!

Henrik T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very fine, funny and informative tour. Our guide, Claudia, were excellent !!

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