Gourmet Discovery of Nice


At the eastern end of the French Riviera, near the border with Italy, lies Nissa la Bella—or, "Nice the Beautiful." This Mediterranean coastal gem has earned its nickname due to its abundance of ancient buildings, expansive plazas, long and inviting beaches, and a historical legacy that dates back to the city's founding in the Ancient Greek Massalia region around 350 BCE. It's a densely populated city overflowing with the sights and smells of local open-air markets. It's for this reason that Nice is the perfect place to enjoy a gourmet foodie tour. 

This walking tour follows a local expert who will lead you on a gastronomic odyssey, surprising and delighting the palate with delicious flavors, both familiar and exotic. Much of this adventure is an off-the-beaten-path tour that follows the narrow streets of Nice's colorful old town, Vieille Ville. All the while, your guide will introduce you to purveyors and market vendors who will treat you like a local, offering sweet and savory symbolic treats as they explain the history of Nice and its gastronomy.

Opt to visit the Liberation Market, away from the tourist trail. Or discover the best food shops and enjoy dinner in a Niçois restaurant. Not only will you get a feel for the flavors of Niçois cuisine, but you'll also enjoy the city's unique history, culture, and heritage. Along the way, discover places few tourists see and taste the food you'd be hard-pressed to find anywhere else in France or the world. You'll also discuss the area's special relationship with wine at a local wine shop.

Whether you're a foodie or not, this food walking tour will give you an out-of-the-ordinary culinary experience!

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