Eze charming old village in French Riviera near Nice

April 28, 2018

Beautiful medieval window with red roses in Eze Village

Eze village
GPS Coordinates
Latitude: 43.7284, Longtitude: 7.3620;
Date photograph taken: 05-12-2012

Eze is a small village in French Riviera that has a status of museum village and is a great day trip destination. Museum village Eze is famous for its Fragonard perfume museum and factory, which is similar to the  museum in Grasse and of course well preserved medieval old town. Old town is free to visit except for the very top where you have to pay to enter the botanical garden and see the most inspiring views. Eze is also part of the Route of Perched villages (villages-perches) the term used by tourist information in Nice, Cote d’Azur to group historic, traditional and most beautiful French villages located on hilltops in French Riviera.

It is easy to reach by bus or by car from nearby Nice. Bus has several advantages – you do not have to drive along winding road, no need to find and pay for parking, you can enjoy amazing views and after you are done exploring the village you can take a hike down to the sea level. This hike is named after German philosopher Frederic Nietzsche who used to take it in the past. This road also has a sing pointing to Eze/Mer – seaside part of Eze Village. This hike offers breathtaking views of the Mediterranean sea, fresh air and almost complete absence of tourists. Once you reach the main road by the sea you can either take a bus or train back to Nice.

Frederic Nietzsche road – hiking trail to Eze-sur-Mer

There are two 5-star hotels in this location: one is Chateau Eza – the reception and entrance is just before you enter the old town. The other one is called Chevre d’Or (Golden Goat) and you can find it while walking along the rue Principal, there will be plenty of signs. Both places offer unforgettable experiences, amazing vistas and superb restaurants.

Chateau Chevre d’Or 5 star hotel

Eze streets are pretty, narrow and quiet, they turn and twist, leading you to explore this village. There are many artists and galleries where you can find just a perfect memory. Small shops sell typical Provence souvenirs like lavender, dried roses, olive oil, olive wood crafts etc.

Rose petals and lavender are excellent choices for holiday gifts from Provence

Once you reach the top of this walk  you will have to pay to enter botanical gardens to enjoy the most spectacular part. Eze village is a must visit destination in French Riviera. It is romantic and magic, its simple beauty will enchant and will make you want to come back.

Medieval streets leading to famous hotels and restaurants
Chateau Eza reception and restaurant

Colorful dresses and hats for sale at Eze
Rose like purses – great present idea
Street vendor selling dried fragrant flowers, soaps etc
Eze village art gallery
Charming old streets

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Date: 28.04.2018 by FPImages

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