Nice, Marseille + The Côte d'Azur

Restaurants in Nice, Marseille + The Côte d'Azur

In the fishing port of Vallon des Auffes, the idyllic L’Épuisette serves a proper Provençal bouillabaisse that’s oceans away from all others—brash and intense, rich with saffron and garlic and tasting unmistakably of the sea.

The newest venue in the old port is stark white and mirrored, which helps put its thin, gorgeous, and tanned clientele on display. The menu features light Mediterranean cuisine, such as moules marinieres (mussels cooked in white wine) and seared calamari.

Order homemade rosemary and vanilla pink-pepper ice cream to eat during a walk along the fie mile Promenade des Anglais.

Locals gather here for crusty pizza and bottle of Chateau Plonk.

With its large population of North African immigrants, Marseilles has developed as a center of Maghreb cuisine. Located in the Arab Quarter, the cheery Sur le Pouce serves some of the best couscous in town, as well as tasty tagines and sweet, flaky pastries.

L’Oliveraie means “the olive grove,” and the fragrant fruit is found throughout the menu. Enjoy such French classics as braised rabbit, mushroom ravioli, escargots, and tarte Tatin.