Nice is a great place to eat, even if you’re on a budget. Buy some fresh food from the markets or dine out in the many restaurants.

There are plenty of al fresco options in Vieux Nice (the Old Town) and the area’s cuisine is heavy influenced by its neighbour, Italy.

Don’t forget to sample some of these local specialities:

  • Salade Niçois, a salad that usually includes tomatoes, anchovies, tuna, black olives, eggs, potatoes and green beans.
  • Pan pagnat, which is basically a salade niçois baguette.
  • Pissaladière, a pizza-ish dish with onions and anchovies
  • Socca, a savoury pancake made from chickpea flour and olive oil



Make sure you sample some of the best from France’s wine region.

The water is safe to drink in Nice however it is chlorinated, it’s recommended to drink bottled water.