A Taste of Nice

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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Active, Scenic, Cuisine
Shore Excursion Duration3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromPlace Massena, near the Fountain du Soleil. An approximately 10-15 minute taxi ride from the pier, approximately $20 EUR (not included in the price of the tour) will be required. (Full details will be provided with your electronic ticket upon confirmation).
Food/Beverage ProvidedTastings including cheeses flavored with olives or dried tomatoes, goat cheese served with local olive oil, prosciutto and other special charcuterie dishes. With Tourte de blette (dessert).
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and casual, comfortable weather-appropriate clothing. We also suggest a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen in the summer.
RestrictionsGuests should have good mobility as you must be able to walk for a time. Guests should consider this before placing a booking for this tour. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

A Taste of Nice

Join in on this wonderful small group tour of no more than 10 people at a time and along with your local, English-speaking guide delve into all things regarding French food as you discover Nice and her historic city center. Are you a true foodie? Prepare to experience a gastronomical celebration as you discover the traditional dishes of this area of France. This marvelous walking food tour will allow you to visit four to five different places including local restaurants, eateries, etc. where at each of the stops you will taste a typical dish. Your walking tour will take place within the historic center of Nice, starting from the Promenade des Anglais and through some of the most characteristic streets of the city.

This social, culinary experience draws people from all over the world sharing food stories and enjoying a relaxing and joyful atmosphere. Nice is famous for its sunny weather, the Promenade des Anglais, the beauty of its center, and its great history. What people often don't know is that Nice is above all a city with an incredible gastronomic culture! And there's no better way to get to know this city and its traditions than to taste its dishes, meet the warm, local population and learn about its habits and traditions. You will not only taste your way through the city, but you will also learn of the town history and culture.

Have the chance to try some of the best-prepared food in Nice, strictly selected by locals, while walking in one of the most beautiful areas of the Old Town. Begin with an olive oil degustation, taste different kinds of olive oil from artisanal production, learning about the method of production and the difference between young and strong as you discover all products made with olives from Nice.

Socca is a special and savory pancake made with chickpea flour. Crispy outside and soft inside, the Socca is an essential of Nice street food. Pissaladière, a tasty onion tart made with a kind of pizza paste, traditionally cooked in a wood oven and topped with olives and anchovies is a classic dish that can be tasted as street food, for a snack, or paired with a glass of Provence wine for aperitif.

Sip some typical Provence wine with tapenade. Traditionally tapenade is olive-based with capers, anchovy, and olive oil. Very popular in the South of France, it is commonly enjoyed as a bread spread paired with a glass of Rosé. Provence, the very first wine region in France, will deliver its history in a wine glass from the area. Next up is cheeses and charcuterie. Try the specialties of Nice including cheeses flavored with olives or dried tomatoes, goat cheese served with local olive oil, a mix of Italian and French prosciutto and saucissons, and other special charcuterie dishes of the area. Tourte de blette is a very specific dish of Nice and may be found to be salty but more than all sweet for dessert! Based on swiss chard and pine nuts, this pie is very much appreciated by the locals. It's a surprisingly delicious way to eat your vegetables.

Last, but not least, is the famous French Riviera sweets. Lavender or anise biscuits, violet sweets, and other desserts made with the tasty Lemon from Menton, fresh homemade ice creams along with other very typical sweet tastes.

Please Note: Expect one serving per minimum at each stop. Water, wine, or beer/soft drinks (in fixed amounts) will be served. We ask all guests to please indicate if you suffer from any food allergy or intolerance. The venues used for this tour are often subject to change according to the openings and availability. Food tastings can vary based on the season and ingredient availability.