Discover Southern Europe | Ten Foodie Things to do in Nice
Saleya Market. Photo: H.Lagarde
9/ Grab a ‘pan bagnat’ on the go Yet another classic Niçoise street food snack, ‘pan bagnats’ are perfect for picnicking and you’ll find them in bakeries throughout the city. Essentially a ‘salade niçoise’ in a bun, it’s served in a roll made of the local wholemeal ‘pain de campagne’ filled with raw vegetables, hard boiled eggs, tuna or anchovies and olive oil. The story goes that it was originally a way of using up slightly stale bread, but you’re unlikely to find your bread stale these days. Try, once more, Chez Thérésa in the Old Town or the stands at the Hall Gourmande.
10/ Taste the difference between pizza and ‘pissaladière’ Something else you’ll see on most menus is this tart which, to all intents and purposes, looks very much like a pizza, but is in fact a savoury tart topped with caramel-
ised onions, olives and anchovies. Grab a slice, pizza-style, on the go from a bakery, or sit down and try it as a starter in any of the traditional Niçoise restaurants around town.
Getting there Easyjet flies to Nice from Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle, with fares starting from €25 per person.
Where to stay The three-star Villa Rivoli (10 Rue de Rivoli), housed in a converted 19thcentury villa, has double rooms from €89. Alternatively, the contemporary, four-star Deck Hotel (2 Rue Maccarani) near the old town has doubles from €95 including breakfast.
Pissaladière. Photo: Merle ja Joonas
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