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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

ronjudy.rooks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

An excellent activity which I would strongly recommend even though I was a little off.

Bobbe G United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Amazing tour. Marion our guide was knowledgeable of the history and food of old Nice. We walked the market place, visited an old family run candy shop and shared our purchases over lunch in an olive oil shop after a tasting. This tour did not disappoint. I highly recommend.

Nancy K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This food tour was simply amazing, great food, beautiful markets and our guide Marion was the absolute best. Marion is full of enthusiasm and a complete delight to spend a few hours with. The final stop was at a little shop for olive oil tasting and she put together the most wonderful cheese tray for us all to enjoy with some tasty wine. Merci beaucoup Marion for making this tour a highlight of our week long trip to France.

Jeannine T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Don't miss this tour!!

Nancy K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We loved this tour through Old Nice and its markets and landmarks. Our guide was absolutely delightful, caring, efficient, knowledgeable, friendly, and spoke excellent English. The tour went over the time frame by at least an hour, maybe more. I'm sorry I don't recall her name as I write this, but you will see her smiling face in my pictures. Highly recommended.

melanie.rice

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Marion was amazing- we tried so many things we otherwise would not have tried- a highlight to our trip and a definite must do!

jamesdd61

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Out host Dorothy, was bright and cheerful, sharing lots of history and her knowledge of Nice, throughout the tour. All of our tasting samples were delicious. We really enjoyed being able to sit and have coffe and sample our sweet goods and being able to chat with other tour members half way of the tour. Then being able to do the same at the end with the savoury samples and a glass of wine at the end. A great experience!

Valerie F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our guide was very knowledgable. We were able to visit some of the finest specialities food stores in Nice. We had great pastries for breakfast and ended ur tour with gourmet olive oil and appetizers at a beautiful olive oil store.

bill.williams

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our guide Marion was spectacular! We have been coming to Nice since 1984, and were with friends who did not know Nice. We chose the food tasting tour as a way to get to know old Nice in a different way, through its food. The reviews were all positive. All six of us had a wonderful time. Marion was so enthusiastic and passionate about the foods of Nice, very knowledgable. I just cannot say enough positive comments about the experience. I recommend this to first time visitors and repeat visitors alike. It was FUN!! Definitely ask for Marion!

esoudant

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We had a wonderful time on our food tour of Nice! Our tour guide, Marion, was amazing. She was friendly and full of useful and interesting information. Our whole family found it fun - my 8 year old daughter learned a lot and is still taking about the delicious food we tasted! We highly recommend this tour to all.

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