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Where to eat in NICE?

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Nice cuisine is famous for its simplicity and freshness, influenced by Provence and neighboring Italy. While you’re in Nice for the Rugby World Cup, take the opportunity to discover some of the most iconic local dishes in the city’s many restaurants. Here are a few suggestions of places to eat and dishes to try.

Traditional Niçoise cuisine

Niçoise cuisine is based on fresh, local ingredients and a number of signature dishes. If you’d like to sample Niçoise specialties, head to restaurants like La Merenda, Le Safari or Chez Pipo. Try « Salade Niçoise », « Socca » (chickpea galette), « Pissaladières » (onion and anchovy tart), or « Petits Farcis » (stuffed vegetables).

Seafood restaurants

As a coastal city, Nice offers a wide variety of fresh seafood. Restaurants such as Le Boccaccio or Jan are good choices for seafood dishes.

Gourmet restaurants

If you’re looking for a more upscale dining experience, Nice is home to several Michelin-starred restaurants. Le Chantecler, the Negresco restaurant, is one of the most famous. Jan, mentioned above, is also Michelin-starred and offers modern cuisine influenced by the South of France.

International cuisine

Nice also offers a wide variety of international cuisines. You’ll find Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Indian and more. For authentic Italian pizza, try La Pizza Cresci. If you’re in the mood for sushi, Sushi Shop is a good option.

Street Food and Snacks

For a quick, economical meal, fast food options in Nice are plentiful. You can try « socca » in local markets or grab a « pan bagnat » from a bakery.

Sweet Treats

Don’t leave Nice without sampling some of the local delicacies. Try a tarte tropézienne, a gelato at Fenocchio, or a barbajuan, a Monaco specialty, at a local patisserie.


Whether you’re looking for a Michelin-starred gourmet restaurant or a quick, delicious meal on the go, Nice has something to offer every palate and budget. Enjoy Nice’s cuisine and friendly atmosphere during your Rugby World Cup stay.

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