Eze -
view from La Grande Corniche

 

 


Eze-le-Village


Eze-le-village nestled in the mountains above the sea ~ In the distance Cap Ferrat and the Cape of Nice cradle the Bay of Villefranche.

Eze is a dramatic perched village suspended above the Mediterranean Sea, a cluster of ancient buildings clinging to the mountain 1,400 feet above the sea, along the Moyenne Corniche. At its peak are the ruins of a 14th-century castle. Around the castle, is the Jardin Exotique, home to 400 different plants, offering views as far as Corsica on a clear day.

The village offers perfume outlets, upscale boutiques, steep cobbled lanes, and magnificent views from the top. The flower-decked, car-free streets lead to an 18th-century church. Its bust of Christ is made from olive wood that survivied the terrible fires that rages close by in 1986. Though well-visited by tourists, the stone architecture and striking hilltop setting over the Mediterranean make Eze a must-do.


View from the Jardins Exotiques atop Eze

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