Uncover the Gastronomic Treasures of Nice, Nice
Had a personal tour guide. Very knowledgeable, pleasant, flexible, enjoyable. Didn’t do food tour.
Once again you get wayyy more than your money's worth. The food was divine and guide was so knowledgeable (unfortunately I forgot her name!). The guide... Read more
Above all our expectations. Ali knows about food, wine and everything Nice. It was the absolute best experience and even made some great friends.
- Experience the strong Italian influence on Nice's famed street food
- Learn about the history of Nice and its food while tasting sweet and savory delicacies
- Sample local Niçoise treats, creamy gelato
- Visit an Italian-run olive oil boutique
Know before you go
Small group, 12 people or less
What you'll do
Begin your culinary journey in the bustling Cours Saleya Market, the vibrant heart of Nice's food culture and history. Drawing inspiration from the Italian tradition of "la merenda," you'll start your gastronomic adventure with a sampling of classic local snacks that were typically consumed by workers to stave off mid-morning hunger.
As you wander through the maze of stalls with fresh produce and aromatic spices, your knowledgeable guide will share riveting stories about the evolution of Nice and its unique food culture. You'll be given ample opportunities to taste both sweet and savory delicacies, giving you a comprehensive flavor profile of Nice's street food. Here you'll taste delicious samples and enjoy the lively atmosphere and vibrant colors. It's a must-visit spot for both locals and tourists.
Next, your guide will take you to an Italian-run olive oil boutique situated in the Old Town. Here, you'll gain insights into the production process and understand why it is an integral part of Mediterranean cuisine. This boutique visit will include an olive oil tasting, allowing you to appreciate the nuances in flavor and texture that distinguish high-quality olive oils from their commercial counterparts.
After your brief detour, it's time for the highlight of your tour: a tasting platter featuring an array of local Niçoise treats that truly capture the essence of Nice's food culture. From olives and sun-drenched tomatoes to anchovies and stuffed vegetables, this platter will be a delightful symphony of flavors that will leave you craving more.
No food tour in Nice would be complete without a nod to the city's love for creamy gelato. Follow your guide to a local artisanal gelato shop where you can indulge in a scoop or two of your favorite flavor. The perfect way to cleanse your palate after the savory delights!
Last but not least, your epicurean journey in Nice concludes with a wine tasting. Sip on some local wines as you reflect on your culinary adventure and the vibrant flavors you've encountered along the way. This tasting is not only an opportunity to sample the region's finest wines but also a chance to understand the art and science of wine-making.
With your guide's expertise, the warm company of fellow food enthusiasts, and a smorgasbord of gastronomic experiences, this tour promises to be a deep dive into the food culture of Nice.
- Expert guide
- Tastings of local snacks and Niçoise treats
- Visit an olive oil boutique with a tasting session
- A scoop of artisanal gelato
- Wine tasting