We all look forward to trying the local delicacies when on holiday in France and Nice on the French Riviera has plenty for foodies to get their teeth into!

© HLPhoto - Fotolia.comSocca – a pancake made from chickpea flour, usually sold as a snack. Ready to eat seasoned simply with salt and pepper.

Pissaladière – a delicious onion tart served in slices and garnished with black olives and anchovies.

Beignets de fleurs de courgettes – courgette flowers, battered and fried.

Soupe au pistou – vegetable soup topped with a little basil pesto.

Ratatouille – a stew made from roasted vegetables such as courgettes, onions, tomatoes, peppers and aubergines.

Salade Niçoise – a meal in itself! The exact recipe is subject to interpretation but generally includes: black olives, hard boiled eggs, tuna or anchovies, green beans and potatoes on top of lettuce and tomatoes.

Daube Niçoise – a beef stew often enjoyed with pasta.

Poulet à la Niçoise – a chicken dish with peppers.

Mesclun – these young salad leaves are served as a side.

Rosé – the local Côtes de Provence wine makes a tasty apéritif and goes well with salads too.

Staying in self-catered accommodation or planning a picnic? Try the market!

Cours Saleya, Tues – Sun (6am – 1pm)

Place du Général de Gaulle, Tues – Sun (6am – 1.30pm)

Restaurants in Nice

These are concentrated in three main areas: the Cours Saleya, Place Rossetti and the Zone Piétonne.

The Chantecler at Le Negresco hotel on the Promenade des Anglais has a Michelin star.

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