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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. 

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

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What You Can Expect

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

Lu Wei W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent guide! definitely will do another tour with this company again in the future.

Sherman T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The Nice market was bustling and we visited many different stops. Tastings were plentiful and delicious.
Good recommendations were given for restaurants.

Russell A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very, very good tour. Small group was limited to just 10 which was a perfect size for this experience. Our guide and owner of the tour company was fantastic. Happy to answer any questions and was very passionate about her food and wine. Finished off the tour with picnic in the park overlooking Nice with nice glass or two of Champagne and a lovely Rose. High would highly recommend that you do this tour. Great experience!!!

Jeanette M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The walking tour of Nice was one of my favorite activities while we were there. Dorothy, our guide, was an absolute joy. She gave us historical information about the area as well as introduced us to regional specialties. She pointed us to the better places to get this fare. Another highlight of this tour was the olive oil tasting. It was evident the shopkeeper was passionate about their products and her enthusiasm was contagious. Schedule earlier in your trip than later. Loved it!

Theo M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Tammy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was an excellent tour! Great history of city and food. It was very helpful to navigate the market with an expert. Be sure to bring water if you are traveling in the warmer months.

Julie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Highly Recommend - A must do!!

Thoroughly enjoyed our food tour, Dorothy was very informative and fun to be with
The size of the tour, 10 people made it personal

robbiemccullough

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Marion was AWESOME!!

Funny

Sweet and So knowledgeable.. Plus she knew everyone!!

It was the touring highlight of our trip !

I couldn't recommend her any higher!!

Mirko H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

It was one of the best Food Tours we did. Very good Tour Guide Marion, she did a great job.

Aubrey M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This tour was a favourite of our time in Nice. Our tour guide, Marion, was amazing. She provided useful and interesting information, was most friendly and thoughtful and our whole family found it fun and interesting. My grandsons learned a lot and wished that school could be more like this tour!!!!! We highly recommend this tour to all.

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