Local French food stalls at the Port Festival Nice, France

Taste Provence during port of Nice Cote D’Azur festival


Port Festival – Fete du Port is one of the largest annual festivals in Nice, France. This celebration is fun and admission is free.

Socca is made hot and fresh by the seaside
Socca – chickpeas flatbread in the oven

As the name suggests, this event is centered around the sea port of Nice. The harbor is not very extensive. It is mostly full of small boats, which makes it very picturesque.

One of the main draws is an opportunity to taste excellent Provence food. Many local restaurants use this to promote their specialties. So do the wineries, bakeries, cheese makers etc.

Making Socca and tending to the wood-fired oven
Serving Provence specialty socca to the visitors

Visitors can sample various Provence products and order their favorites from the Chef’s Village. People enjoy the local Nicoise cuisine sitting by the seaside.

One of the local Provence dishes is socca – chickpeas flatbread that you eat with various spreads of tomato, olive, or artichoke.

Wood-fired oven makes perfect socca
Pissaladiere- local Provence food, pizza-like flatbread with caramelized onions

Pissaladiere is another Provence dish. It is a pizza-like tart with caramelized onions, olives and anchovies.

All Provence dishes go well with a glass of the famous Rose from Cote d’Azur region. Served chilled Rose pairs with most local Provence delicacies.

Tasting a local Rose wine at Nice Port Festival
Cinnamon muffins and croissants will work well with a cup of French coffee

The parade at the Nice port festival will entertain everyone.  And do not forget about the fireworks that will be displayed later, usually around 10:30.

What: Nice Port Festival             Where: Port of Nice, Cote d’Azur                                                     When: TBD 4 pm – midnight

Nougatine – a sweet treat French candy from Provence
Fresh pasta for sale at the market during Port of Nice Festivities

Nearby: 1. The observation point is near the Collin du Chateau, with amazing views of the Nice bay and beaches.                                                 2. The Nice Lighthouse, within a stroll to take beautiful and romantic pictures.    3. The Old Nice and farmers market Cours Saleya.

Blueberry cake with icing sugar, a typical Provence dessert
Smiling owner of the sandwich food stall
Fresh sandwiches at the Nice Port Festival

Provence Food at Nice Port Festival Photo Gallery

People enjoying Provence food at the outdoor restaurant

   17.10.2023  by FPImages


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