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

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

Janet G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Wonderful. It as not only interesting, but the food tasting was a delicious experience. This tour was very well organized and delivered. I highly recommend it.

Ltpost

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was an awesome Foodies tour. Mariona is absolutely the best. She combines history with a great food experience. You will get to walk with her through the markets and 'Mom and Pop' spots to hear about history and sample the foods of the area. You can visit with the local people and learn so much. We have done many 'Foodie tours' throughout many countries and she by far shines on top. You will not be disappointed at all.

Lynn C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

It was a terrific tour definitely a highlight of my visit to Nice. Marion is so knowledgeable and so personable. I had walked through part of the market the day before on my own, but this was totally different. The first part focused on sweet treats and the second on savory and she wove history of Nice and tips about food throughout. We had a chance to sample so many foods. I give this tour 5 stars and recommend it to anyone visiting that beautiful city.

Michael D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We strolled though the Nice market and the shops in the side street. Our guide was a delightful young woman, very good English, who knew the shop owners and places to do the best tastings. Highly recommended.

Lee Anna M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

She was an absolute joy, professional, knowledgeable, gracious. We went to the best places with excellent food and hospitality.

Steve H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

It was a wonderful tour. We learnt about the history, ate great local food and Marion our guide was lovely! Many thanks
from the Halaszi group.

John C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Loved it! Marigal sorry don't have the correct spelling was a delight and took the time to educate and show us the produce/flower market. Ended up going back to all the places we visited with her. She patiently explained the various cheeses, olive oils, pasties and what not. Samplings were plentiful and we were filled once the tour was finished. Would definitely try the tour again. PS - when we ran into Marigal the next day she was conducting another tour but taking the group to slightly different places which indicated the versatility of the tour.

Wayne D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was absolutely amazing.
Our guide was wonderful. And we would recommend it to anyone

draper.brandon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Excellent tour guide and even better food! Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and created a fun learning and eating experience for the entire group.

Mary M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The small group Nice Food tour was just excellent. Our guide was knowledgeable, fun and well prepared. The groups was small enough so all could hear and participate. The food choices were great and the history of the cheeses, olive oils, chocolates, wine plus others was very informative. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in the foods of Provence.

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