The medieval village of Eze, located about 10 miles from Nice on the road to Monaco, is situated in the craggy hills far above the Mediterranean Sea on the Cote d’Azur. Established in the 12th century BC, Eze has a turbulent history and did not become part of France until 1860. Today it is a popular destination for visitors from all over the world. Although it is a bit touristy, it is well worth a day trip from Nice or Monaco.
We visited several years ago in October, and the weather was perfect, sunny and mid 70s. We wandered through the narrow streets, had a delicious lunch on the terrace at Le Nid d’Aigle and spent much of the afternoon at Le Jardin Exotique d’Eze.
There is a small admission fee to the garden, but it is well worth the price. This award winning garden, built after WWII, has a wide variety of plants, flowers, succulents and spectacular views of the sea and surrounding area.I could have sat here forever just looking out at the sea and rooftops. There are several hotels in Eze, but they are quite expensive, so we stayed in Nice and took a city bus to the village. This option involves a lot of walking up and down steep hills; however, this is a great way to see most of the village. I hope you enjoyed this short blog post. As always, please leave a comment, I would love to hear from you.
Wishing you grand adventures, when it’s safe to do so.