Nice is the only city in France that is famed for its street food, a reminder of the days when the county of Nice belonged to the Kingdom of Savoy. Many of the snacks sold at the Cours Saleya market and in the Old Town’s street food stands would have been eaten by workers to calm mid-morning hunger pangs: a tradition known as la merenda.
During this fascinating three-hour tour, you will learn about the history of Nice and its food and taste such unexpected delicacies as pissaladière (caramelized onion tart), socca (chick pea pancake), fougasse (Provençal flatbread) and tourte de blettes (a sweet pie with a surprise ingredient). Of course, you will have an opportunity to taste the local wine!
Tours are limited to a minimum of three and maximum of eight participants. Our fully bilingual guides have in-depth knowledge of the local history and food traditions. Private and custom tours are available on request.