Èze Travel Summary

Èze is incredibly well preserved the village and has wonderful narrow snickle-ways, cobblestone lanes, stone walls and some wonderful restaurants & hotels that are priced for Hollywood high-royalty. 
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The Eze Travel Summary is segmented into 2 key travel themes to immerse you into everything Eze:
  1. An introduction and brief history to this wonderful village;
  2. What to See;

Hope you enjoy it!  Carpe Diem!

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1. An introduction and brief history to this wonderful village:

Èze is a beautiful hilltop medieval village perched high above the Mediterranean just down the road from Nice.    Owing to its altitude the view from Èze towards the Mediterranean and the French Riviera is sublime.  You will have to earn some serious cash to stay and eat in them.

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For the best views head towards Jardin botanique d’Èze which is known for its collection of cacti and succulents, as well as its panoramic views.   The oldest building in the village is the Chapelle de la Sainte Croix and dates back to 1306. Members of the lay order of the White Penitents of Èze, in charge of giving assistance to plague victims, would hold their meetings there.

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Èze Village can be reached by train from Nice via train station Èze-sur-Mer or by bus from Nice. Close to the train station is a bus stop for buses bringing tourists to Èze Village.  Don’t attempt to walk up to Èze village from Èze-sur-Mer train station – you will be walking up to it for the better part of a day.

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2 What to See:

Jardin Exotique d’Èze:

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • The garden was created after World War II on a chateau’s ruins by town mayor André Gianton and Jean Gastaud of the Jardin Exotique de Monaco
  • The panoramic views from the gardens are sublime and the best in the village
  • The garden also has an impressive collection of cactus and succulents from the Mediterranean region, Africa, and the Americas

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Fort de la Revère:

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • Sitting just below Èze, this fort is the perfect place to revel in 360-degree views
  • There are picnic tables and a number of trails in the surrounding Parc Naturel Départemental de la Grande Corniche

Dine with a sensational view:

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • La Chevre d’Or is one of the most celebrated restaurants in the region and offers highly refined dining
  • Chateau Eza is also well-known for its cuisine and the splendid views from its terrace

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Artisan Village Shops:

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • On the cobblestone snickle-ways you can find some wonderful Artisan village shops selling perfume, aromatic selection of spices, and watercolours or paintings done by local artists
  • The snickle-ways around Place Francis Blanche are very picturesque and with several cafes and art galleries and the many plants and bougainvillea flowers

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