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

By The French Way
Recommended by 92% of travelers
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About
Vieux Nice is the picturesque historic center of the famous city on the French Riviera, with winding streets dating back to the 17th century. Sample the region’s rich gastronomic heritage on this fun and delicious walking food tour. With a small group limited to just 15 people, get an insider’s taste of life in Old Nice.
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Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 3h
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Live guide: English, French
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Highlights
  • A small-group guided walking food tour of Vieux Nice
  • Sample a variety of delicious regional delicacies
  • Learn by tasting: Discover the history and culture of the French Riviera
  • Stop at local markets and specialty shops with a foodie insider

  • Professional guide
  • 20 food tastings
  • 1 olive oil tasting
  • 1 wine tasting
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meet your guide in the heart of Old Nice, where your small group—limited to just 10 people—is waiting to explore the legendary food traditions of the picturesque historic center. Your guide points out local eateries and charming sidewalk cafes, as you listen to the history and culture of the French Riviera. But most of all, you learn by tasting: sample a variety of regional delicacies with stops at hand-picked markets and specialty food shops. Dishes vary depending on the season, so you are guaranteed a fresh variety. You might be invited to sample a pissaladiere onion tart, a staple of Provençal cuisine, or local delights, such as a torta de blea, a chard and chestnut pie. You even learn how to make your own authentic salade Niçoise, along with other tips on incorporating local flavors into your cooking. In between tastings, get a firsthand peek at the charms of the Old City with visits to a baroque church, Cours Saleya flower market, and Castle Hill for a seaside panorama.

Start:
  • Place Massena, Pl. Massena, Nice, France
    On place Massena at the level of the Fontaine du Soleil which is a round fountain with a tall naked man in the middle, you can't miss him!
End:
  • Place Rossetti, Pl. Rossetti, 06300 Nice, France
    In the heart of the old town.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5701NICEFOODTOUR

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Must be 18 years of age to drink alcohol
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5701NICEFOODTOUR

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  • Pl. Massena, Nice, France
    On place Massena at the level of the Fontaine du Soleil which is a round fountain with a tall naked man in the middle, you can't miss him!
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  • Pl. Rossetti, 06300 Nice, France
    In the heart of the old town.
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  • The French Way
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    France
    Joined in August 2012
  • devv2008
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome resort!!!
    I wanted to extend my heartfelt thanks for the exceptional experience at your resort. The ambiance was captivating, the food exquisite, and the service impeccable. It was a pleasure to indulge in such a delightful retreat, and I look forward to returning soon. THANKU Mujoomdar Ji, u r awesome
    Written March 31, 2024
  • Escape12905142525
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stole our money and won’t communicate.
    Would not recommend The French Way and warn against booking with them!! We booked a Cooking Class in Nice with them, two weeks prior to our selected date. They took payment from us via PayPal, and we never heard back from them again. We tried emailing and calling the number listed on their site multiple times but they never returned communication. We were never provided instructions on where or who to meet so it was impossible to join this experience with them! Our incident has been reported and escalated with PayPal and they are still dark on communication. We are now looking forward to getting this resolved and the return of the money they stole from us.
    Written October 17, 2023
  • 953kereng
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent tour
    Great tour, I highly recommend! So many delicious food tastings, and even learnt a bit about the history of Nice. Really lovely morning.
    Written October 3, 2023
  • ZENA H
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Food tour of Nice!
    Brilliant 3hr walking tour with fabulous guide. Delicious food tasting throughout. A must do in Nice!
    Written April 15, 2023
  • pugnut
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Awesome Way To Start Your Visit In Nice!
    We’ve done food tours all over the world and this is a great one! Marion is a lovely and charming host, fluent in English and very knowledgeable with the local history and food. She took us to several small artisan shops that we likely would not have found on our own like a 5th generation chocolatier and a small cheese maker. The pace was good yet not rushed, we sat down for coffee, tea and several tastings from the local farmers market which included fresh fruit. You will be full by the end of this tour so eat a light breakfast!
    Written September 24, 2019
  • IngridaN
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Eat, Eat, Walk and Eat!
    Glorious day for a food tasting walking tour of the old city of Nice. Marion was a terrific guide, explaining the food history of Nice as we sampled extensively. We started with sweets at Auer, then onto the market where we viewed a striking array of flowers, fresh fruit, vegetables and baked goods. Fresh berries tasted so much better when consumed on the tour! Tasted traditional Nice tarts made with onion and anchovy paste, sweet chard pies and socco - traditional working man's breakfast. Visited an amazingly stocked wine merchant - Caves Caprioglio - to purchase our rose to drink with socco at Chez Theresa. Walked the tiny back laneways with Marion telling us stories of the merchants and restaurants and ended up with lunch at a local Providore. Fun morning and I would highly recommend!
    Written June 6, 2019
  • I204HIangelas
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and interesting way to spend the morning
    We were also part of the group of 11 taking the tour last Saturday morning. It was great fun with a lovely bunch of people. We enjoyed tasting the local cuisine and listening to our guide Marion. All recommendations for visits to restaurants and bars were taken up. There were no disappointments. Thanks Marion.
    Written June 5, 2019
  • 707adriaanv
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking food tour
    Way more than we expected. Very good company from Scotland the USA Germany and Chec Rep. Marion was exceptionally good. She knows all the places to visit and recommended good restaurants. Money well spent.
    Written March 26, 2019
  • TennaRotor
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Introduction to Nice
    Spent our first morning in Nice with Marion and a great introduction to the food of Nice along with a history lesson. What a great way to start our visit in Nice. Marion is an excellent guide with a great knowledge of the area and the food that is local to Nice. We visited the market and tasted local cheese, vegetables and cheese stopping along the way for a history lesson which helped to put everything in perspective. We took a break stopping at Les Pochettes for a coffee and a few of the sweets she bought from the market and savory dishes from the bistro. Next up was a stop at one of the baroque cathedrals and on to an olive oil tasting finished off with wine and more of the market purchases. Marion was very helpful with local knowledge on the taxi system as well as some of the sites to see. This was the perfect way to start our visit.
    Written January 18, 2019
  • Renee M
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Gourmet Walking Tour
    We can’t thank Marion enough for her enthusiasm and incredible knowledge of local food and history on her Nice Gourmet Walking Tour. We had such an adventure visiting the local bakery, traditional sweets store, wine store, cheese store, artisanal oil store, flower markets and sooo much more!! This tour is great for opening up your eyes to food heritage and introducing foods you may never have known or considered trying before. We were so full afterwards just as Marion had promised!!
    Written August 30, 2018
  • Jessica K
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The French Way with Marion
    We just loved this tour and out guide Marion was perfect! She was so lovely and so French we had a great time! We explored old Nice, tasted violets, breads, pastries, olives and sun dried tomatoes at the daily open air market. We explored a patisserie that offered a wonderful onion tart that was scrumptious! We ended at a beautiful olive oil shop and sampled many tasty treats including truffle oil and pistachio cream. If you would like to see the city, learn some history and sample flavors native to the region I highly suggest this tour and without a doubt tour with Marion.
    Written August 20, 2018
  • emmat909
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Provence food tour with Marion - Amazing
    I took the Provence specialties food tour with Marion. This was an excellent tour and I totally recommend it to other travellers. The reviews were right! DO this tour! It was the perfect combination of a walking tour, learning about the history and culture of Nice and the Provence region, and a real foodies heaven. We tried over 20 different foods, and in generous sizes too (I was full at the end of the tour - you don’t need to eat breakfast before, although with the array of French pastries available in Nice it is very difficult to wait!!) We tried Octopus salad, morning bread and local cakes, sweets and candies, coffee, sokka (traditional chickpea bread), truffle cheese, sundried tomato’s in Provence pesto, olive oils, candied citrus, and more. We also sampled two different Provence wines. Marion was an excellent guide, knowledgeable, passionate, friendly, and hospitable. It was so lovely to get to know a local. I wish I had had more time in Nice to try other tours with the French Way.
    Written June 27, 2018
  • Marlene C
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The most delicious food tour
    Marion walked us around the Nice market teaching us about the history of the foods available while purchasing items for our breakfast and lunch. We were able to go back to the market the next day and purchase items for our own meal based on info from the previous day. She also recommended a restaurant where we enjoyed an amazing meal. We enjoyed that it was a small group of only 12 guests. My favorite tour of our vacation.
    Written May 29, 2018
  • 0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent tour with lots of places to see and very tasty food from locals
    Marion is very acknowledged about the history and food of the place. The food was delicious and she picked vegetarian option for me. You have 3 stops were you get to seat and eat and there’s food samples at the market too. I’m traveling solo and I felt very welcomed by the group. The tour is a small group so you will not get stranded around. Marion is a friendly and professional guide. I highly recommend this tour if you are visiting Nice.
    Written May 20, 2018
  • Michael T
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Grossly Overrated
    Very disappointed in overall tour. Tour guide personable and nice. Some history provided as expected. Most of tour was following tour guide, Marion, through some food places and the market and watching her purchase food bites for us. All 3 hours standing except for short visit to restaurant for tea/coffee and to eat some of what Marion had purchased in market. "Picnic" at castle hill was standing watching Marion prepare small bites of food. She admitted forgetting: plates, wine, cleaning the tomatoes, purchasing a vegetarian option for us, and mentioning she should have purchased another bottle of wine...although she did tell us we could eat more cheese because of what she forgot to purchase. Paid way too much for so little food....first food tour for us of many that ended with us hungry. Would have saved a lot of money and time if we had just purchased what we wanted in the market or at a restaurant...and read a little about the history of Nice.
    Written October 11, 2017
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Carole Ann Reno
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Our guide Star Tours was amazing. She was so accommodating (she helped me find the group at the start) and explained everything about the experience. As a group we felt she was bringing us along on her Market Shopping as we met and spoke to all the vendors. She shared so much local knowledge that each turn on the memorable walk in the Nice city center was amazing. As a group we shared a very enjoyable ad unique French experience.
Written February 17, 2023
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Angus W
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Guide arrived 30 mins late. When booked small group tour was promised (max 10 people) 15 people waiting for the guides arrival then an attempt to include another two people who were friends of some participants making 17 in total. Murmurings led to an uncomfortable situation where we proceeded on tour in a posse of 15. Due to the size of the group strung out it became impossible to hear what the guide was saying. Lots of standing around followed watching our guide chat to stall holders purchase the offerings do the maths of how few cakes to buy to divide in to 15 pieces. Highlights to expect - both olives, 2 varieties of strawberries. The tour highlight was chatting to the other participants. Top tip go to the market and buy you own.
Written May 18, 2022
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Douglas S
Anguilla32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I booked the tour to see and taste old town Nice. We met Marion our wonderful guide at the fountain along with 7 other couples. The tour was to start at 9:30. Two of the attendees were not at the statue on time and Marion worked to contact them and make sure they could locate the start point. In all my tours I have not seen a guide as patient as Marion. We started off after waiting 15 minutes for the stragglers into the old town area of Nice.

Marion is full of the local history and types of food in the region. Every stop along the way was educational with a small taste of Nice cuisine. The final stop was a wine tasting and cheese and local hot treats.

If you are in Nice I highly recommend spending a half day with Marion. This tour is under priced for the value and service provided.
Written September 29, 2022
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Ann Marie S
Salt Lake City, UT10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful food adventure that would have been nearly impossible for me to discover on my own. The small group was perfect for the tour and made it much more personable. Our guide, Marion, was absolutely delightful. She has been doing this for 10 years and it showed. Each vendor and shop owner seemed to have a genuine relationship with her and they were all happy to welcome the group. The food we experienced and the historical significance it played in the development of this region was a perfect way to see this area of the city. It was also a good way to meet other travelers and make new friends.
There are many stops along the way and no need to eat breakfast before the tour. You will definitely be filled by the time you get done. While the tour isn’t far in total distance, you will be standing quite a bit. Plan accordingly.
This was a day well spent.
Written September 28, 2022
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Sindu S
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Marion is fantastic!!! I couldn’t recommend this tour more! I took my fiancé who doesn’t speak French which was not a problem because Marion’s spoke English perfectly. Her passion for local produce, food and history is very apparent. Which added to the quality of this tour. Marion also spent Individual time with people and really engaged and found things in common. I’ve been on walking tours before! But this was by far the best!!! The food and wine recommendation was so good!
Written April 17, 2022
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Anthony S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
Great tour guide they were very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Not too much walking involved and it was great for the price. I recommend going earlier in your stay so that you can fully utilize all the little tips you get from this great tour. The food and drinks were amazing.
Written November 6, 2022
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Susan Y
Webster, NY2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This food tour with guide Marian was a highlight of our time in Nice. She gave us a good history of the Old City as well as customs/culture of the area. The food samples were generous and included several items we had never had before. Also 4 different wines. Because it was raining, Marian found us a cafe where we could partake of our lunch picnic in comfort. Highly recommend for your first day in Nice, as it was a great way to become oriented to the city.
Written July 6, 2022
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Tracy
Amsterdam, The Netherlands109 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Our tour was a small group food tour and I left with mixed feelings about the experience. While the guide was friendly, I felt like the tour was not very well organized. We spent a lot of time waiting for the food to be set up, and although walking through the market was nice, I think I would have enjoyed it more on my own where I could stop and try or buy whatever I wanted without feeling rushed.

The food presentations were always nice, but the set up took too long and wasn't worth the wait. At one stop, we were outside a shop on the street where the guide cut cheese and bread and poured wine, but the set up took 30 minutes and many of us just stood around waiting. Additionally, we always had crowds of people thinking there were free samples instead of a tour, which was a bit frustrating.

Overall, while the guide was friendly, I felt like the tour was not very well organized and the set up times were too long. I think I would have enjoyed the experience more on my own or with a different tour company.
Written April 2, 2023
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SharonO503
Portland, OR73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a perfect way to learn a bit of history through the foods of Nice. Our guide, Marion, made the tour informative and delicious. It’s clear she has wonderful relationships with the vendors and shop owners, because our group of 8 were welcomed on each stop. Great food to sample, along with beer and fabulous wine. We had so much fun!
Written May 23, 2024
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Steve G
Burwash, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An excellent morning spent walking the old town tasting local specialities. As this was low season, we were the only two people on the tour which made it extra special. Frances our guide is extremely knowledgeable about the local cuisine and on the history and culture of Nice

This is a great tour to do on your first full day in Nice to get your bearings and to appreciate what Nice has to offer

Thank you Frances

Just one tip, don't have breakfast beforehand!
Written February 13, 2020
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