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Food Lover's Guide to Provence

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Food Lover's Guide to Provence
Provençal cuisine highlights the bounty of France’s Mediterranean coast. Dishes are made with local herbs and seafood, and are often from traditional recipes passed down through the generations. Here are a few of the flavors and activities to seek out.

Must-Try Dishes 
The Mediterranean warmth, coastal rainfall, and fertile soils of Provence provide the perfect conditions for fresh produce to flourish. Sun-ripened vegetables, herbs, and home-grown extra-virgin olive oil are the backbone of traditional Provençal cookery. 

With the Mediterranean Sea so close, anchovies, clams, langoustine, mussels, shrimps, squid, and tuna feature on ingredient lists all along the coast. Traditional dishes such as bouillabaisse and ratatouille, built on fresh shellfish and vegetables respectively, are often found in restaurants, while niçoise salad is another popular plate, with tuna steak, lettuce, green beans, and tomatoes layered among crisp salad leaves. Seafood also features heavily in brandade, a fish-and-potato stew made with local salt cod. Rouget (a small, red fish popular in Provence) and loup de mer (sea bass typically grilled with fennel) are fine examples of the fresh fish dishes for which the region is famous. 

Provence also has its own regional delicacies to rival the humble baguette. Fougasse is the traditional bread—a circular flatbread typically filled with nuts or olives—and travelers can also look out for socca (a peppery bread made of chickpea flour), pissaladière (a local pizza-style flatbread), and pan bagna (a bread roll topped with anchovies, olives and tomatoes).
 
Must-Do Experiences 
  • Visit a home in Nice or St. Jeannet to discover new flavors in a cooking class.
  • Learn how to pair wine with traditional Provençal cuisine.
  • Follow a guide on a food tour of Nice and discover the diverse ingredients of Provence among its delis, markets, and specialty food shops.
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Nice Small Group Half-Day Walking Food Tour with Lunch

Nice Small Group Half-Day Walking Food Tour with Lunch

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Venture far off the beaten track and discover hidden culinary hotspots on this small-group food and wine tasting tour through Nice. Travel comfortably on foot as you follow your guide to multiple culinary stops, and enjoy a bite of local specialties like Swiss chard and white truffles. You also hit a few drink stops for a taste of local wines and brews.
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  • 4 hours
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Nice Small-Group Walking Food Tour with Local Specialties & Wine Tasting

Nice Small-Group Walking Food Tour with Local Specialties & Wine Tasting

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Treat your taste buds to the flavors of Provençe on a walking food tour in Nice. Explore the old town, or Vieux Nice, with a gastronomic guide, and enjoy 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.
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  • 3 hours
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Nice Afternoon Walking Food Tour with Dinner

Nice Afternoon Walking Food Tour with Dinner

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On this gourmet, half-day food crawl through Nice, you’ll enjoy a full dinner on the go as you travel between over nine different tasting stops. Soak up the sights and sounds of the picturesque Old Town, discovering in-the-know gastronomy hotspots where only locals go. Highlights include a tasting platter of local Niçoise treats, a creamy gelato, and an Italian-run olive oil boutique.
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  • 4 hours
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Original Old Town Food Tour in Nice

Original Old Town Food Tour in Nice

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Discover the scenic highlights of Nice’s Old Town—and see how locals shop—when you embark on this small-group tour of the neighborhood’s markets. Meet your guide at the conveniently located Place Masséna, and come hungry: you’ll enjoy samples of numerous local dishes and delicacies. As you go, you can also chat with stallholders, enjoy the multi-sensory immersion, and even shop for souvenirs.
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  • 3 hours
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Nice Evening Food & Wine Tastings Walking Guided Tour with a Local

Nice Evening Food & Wine Tastings Walking Guided Tour with a Local

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One of the best moments to visit Nice it's in the evening, when all restaurants and bars begin to be buzzing ! Join us on a tour and get immered into the Old Town, a very different way, drinking and eating local specialties. Take the opportunity to meet the locals, and to share with the shopkeepers and restaurant owners. Your food lover and expert guide will be with you, to explain you the history of the neighborhood and to share about the quality of food you will be able to try during the tour. From the famous Place Masséna to the heart of the Old Town, Nice inspire people everyday due to the local architecture and because of the fantastic regional food ! Unique to Nice and its region, some dishes built a big part of the french culture. Have you ever tried the "salade niçoise", the "ratatouille" ,or even the socca ? So come with us and discover Nice the local way with your local guide !
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Private French Cooking Class at a Local Home in Nice

Private French Cooking Class at a Local Home in Nice

Gain a deeper understanding of French cuisine during this hands-on private cooking lesson in Nice. With a chef guide dedicated to you and your party, you'll be able to ask plenty of questions and move through the recipe at your own pace. Afterward, sit down for a private dinner party of your meal, during which you can sip wine and ask questions.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Food Lovers Tour of Nice Local Markets and Best Shops

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Food Lovers Tour of Nice Local Markets and Best Shops

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Sample the gastronomic delights of the French Riviera on this small-group tasting tour of Nice. Accompanied by your guide, a fellow foodie, visit restaurants, artisan shops, and bakeries around the city and taste an array of regional specialties including wines, cheeses, chocolates, and ice cream.
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  • 4 hours
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Small-group French Cooking Experience in Saint-Jeannet

Small-group French Cooking Experience in Saint-Jeannet

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French cuisine is renowned around the world and this morning cooking experience in Saint-Jeannet offers the ideal introduction for traveling foodies. Step inside an authentic French home kitchen and get hands-on as you create a delicious 3-course meal using fresh organic ingredients. Tour size is limited to eight people, ensuring personalized attention from your instructor.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Organic Wine & Provence Food Tasting Tour

Private Organic Wine & Provence Food Tasting Tour

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Gain an understanding of organic viniculture on this private tour of two Provence vineyards from Nice. Enjoy personal attention from your guide and the ability to travel at your own pace, benefits of traveling in a private group. Taste local marmalade, olive oil, and other agricultural products along with rosé, red, and white wines.
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  • 4 hours
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Taste of Provence

Taste of Provence

Experience life in the French countryside with a tour through Provence’s medieval villages. Explore Grasse, home to the Fragonard perfume factory. Take a tour to learn about France’s storied history of perfume making, and have free time to wander the charming streets lined with cafes and boutiques. Then go deeper into the countryside with a visit to the "Perched villages" carved into rocky cliffs in the 14th-century. Ideal for visitors looking for an immersive experience.
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  • 5 hours
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Mediterranean Cooking Class & Dinner with View of Nice

Mediterranean Cooking Class & Dinner with View of Nice

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There's nothing quite like enjoying the stunning landscape of Nice, with the surrounding hills and sea, while feasting on a dinner prepared by the group lead by host Marie-Christine. Learn to prepare traditional French recipes and then enjoy dinner with a view as you engage in good conversation with new friends. • Learn easy and tasty French recipes • Dinner in a beautiful house with a sea view • Discover fresh and local Mediterranean products from the market • Experience the hospitality of a French family • Suitable for all levels
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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NO DIET CLUB - Unique Local Food in Nice !

NO DIET CLUB - Unique Local Food in Nice !

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Instead of dining at a single restaurant, turn your lunch into a multi-course culinary adventure on a guided food tour of Nice. You’ll taste some of the city’s most iconic flavors at authentic local establishments, while learning what makes Niçois food so special. It’s a great way to discover your favorites, meet locals, and get tips on where to eat, drink, and explore in the city.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Mamaz Social Food Cooking Class

Mamaz Social Food Cooking Class

After graduating from the hotel school in Strasbourg, I worked for high-end caterers in Paris, a gourmet restaurant in Africa, a chocolate shop... Today I share my passion through cooking classes in my pleasant culinary workshop. Different courses during which you learn, taste and above all you will be able to make the dish again, alone, at home. My goal is to give you or give back the desire to cook home around seasonal products lord of a moment of sharing ...
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  • 3 hours
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The Flavors of Nice Food Tasting Tour

The Flavors of Nice Food Tasting Tour

Discover the taste of Nice and the French Riviera with a private food tasting tour. With a private local guide, you will visit 7 different artisan shops and locations and taste over 15 different traditional foods and drinks from Nice and the Mediterranean. 3H30 hours with friendly local guide Visiting 7 locations where you will taste the different Nicoise specialties Over 15 Tastings Great insight of Nicoise and Mediterranean cuisine Small intimate group
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Provence Winemaking tour, and Gourmet TRUFFLE Restaurant

Provence Winemaking tour, and Gourmet TRUFFLE Restaurant

Understand the Provence region through its wine and winemaking traditions on this private tour from Nice. Listen to your dedicated guide as they walk you through the winemaking process for the Cote de Provence AOP, then follow up with lunch at a truffle-focused restaurant. This private tour ensures personalized attention and the ability to travel at your own pace.
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  • 10 hours
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Nice: Shopping & Aperitivo sea view at CAP3000

Nice: Shopping & Aperitivo sea view at CAP3000

Indulge yourself with this moment of shopping and relaxation facing the sea. Enjoy your shopping in the 300 stores of the largest shopping center on the Côte d'Azur. After your shopping stopover on the 1st floor where the terrace facing the Mediterranean of IT VILLAGIO welcomes you for an Aperitvo for 2.
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  • 4 hours
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Full Traditional Meal in the Old Nice

Full Traditional Meal in the Old Nice

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Our Nice food tour is a walking tour around the historical center of Nice. The tourist is guided by a "Foodie", a local "buddy" able to explain every detail of the selected restaurants, their preparations, and the relevant history/curiosities. Do Eat Better tours are a mix of high-quality gastronomy as a way of showing French culture and lifestyle and a walking experience together with a local friend. This is the reason why we accept small groups only: we want to focus on a genuine exchange and give to each tourist the highest attention possible.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Food Tour in Nice

Private Food Tour in Nice

A 3 hours private food tour with some of the best artisans you can find in Nice. By choosing our private adventure you will explore an area of Nice and try several tastings with always the same rule : QUA-LI-TY.  During the tour you will have the opportunity to discover small artisans with a very traditional way to work.  You will stop by 6 to 8 stops of some of Nice most fantastic shops ! While discovering the area you will for example try wines, cheeses, delicacies, cured meat, "socca" and other great traditional french delicacy.  You choose your time... and we will offer you different options : this is you who make the tour ! You tell us what you're dreaming about, and your local and food expert guide will do the rest. Departure time depending your schedule.
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  • 3 hours
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Gourmet truffles & chocolat day private & guide tour

Gourmet truffles & chocolat day private & guide tour

enjoy and discover the Provence area with a qualified driver guide in private excursion , visit the provencal  village of aups , cross the Verdon Lac with beautiful scenery and view , visit the truffle museum and tasting with a specialist , have a lunch special truffle with starter , main course and dessert and then discover a chocolat factory and made your chocolat bar 
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  • 8 hours
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$878.34
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Food Tour Specialities Half-day from Nice Small-Group

Food Tour Specialities Half-day from Nice Small-Group

You’ll be picked up from your Nice hotel in the afternoon for a drive by luxury 8-person minivan along the French Riviera. Admire views of  Nice, one of the gems of the Côte d’Azur featuring a unique cuisine that mixes French and Italian influences. the flavors and scenery of the Côte d’Azur on this food tour. Sample some of the French Riviera’s best olive oil at a mill in Opio, and enjoy Nice’s Mediterranean specialties including a socca dish and onion tart with a glass of rosé at a local eatery. Stop at the fort of Mont Alban for sweeping views of Nice and Villefranche. Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour by luxury minivan, ensuring a more personalized experience.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Provencal cuisine cooking class and meal in Nice

Provencal cuisine cooking class and meal in Nice

The cuisine of Provence is particularly outstanding due to its local fresh fruits, vegetables, olive oil, and artisanal cheeses. Not quite French, not quite Italian, Provençal cuisine is unique! • Learn all about typical Provençal ingredients, then roll up your sleeves and prepare your own 3-course meal, including bread and sweets, that you'll enjoy together after the class • Rosé wine is included • Takes place in the kitchen of a private apartment in downtown Nice • Communal cooking class and dining for 2 to 6 people • Local host Marie is a professional tour guide in Nice
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$73.00
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Market tour and cooking class in Nice

Market tour and cooking class in Nice

Explore a local market, select fresh produce, then head back to Marie's home in Nice to learn how to make traditional dishes from 'Cuisine Niçoise' that you'll enjoy together. • Select the ingredients for the typical 3-course Niçoise lunch that you'll cook and enjoy • Rosé wine is included • Visit the local farmer's market, then head back to the kitchen of a private apartment in downtown Nice for the cooking class and meal • Communal market tour, cooking class, and dining for 2 to 6 people • Marie is a professional tour guide in Nice
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  • 5 hours
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$140.06
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