Nice Provencal Specialties Small-Group Food Tasting Tour

Food, Wine & Nightlife in France

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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.
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!

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • 20 food tastings
  • 1 olive oil tasting
  • 1 wine tasting

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Led by a local guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
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