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09 November 2023  |  Tourism

Eze, a hidden traesure on the Cote d'Azur

The Côte d'Azur is known for its beautiful sunny beaches, its breathtaking landscapes and its climate. At the heart of this region is the medieval village of Eze, a pretty village perched on a hill, which offers superlative charm and splendid panoramic views.

Its cobbled streets and fuchsia bougainvillea offer a pleasant atmosphere to the village, far from the hectic life that reigns in Cannes or Saint-Tropez.

The unmissable places in Eze

The exotic garden of Eze

The Exotic Garden of Eze is located on the site of an ancient medieval fortress 429 meters above the Mediterranean. The panorama is one of the most exceptional on the Riviera. Today, the exotic garden of Eze is home to several dozen species of succulent plants and xerophytes from all continents in its southern part. The exotic garden of Eze received the special regional flowering prize and the remarkable garden label.

Old Eze, an old fortified town typical of hilltop villages, strategic position to resist invaders in times of war. A fortified gate dating from the 14th century leads to the village.

The small winding and narrow medieval streets, full of flowers, lined with artists' studios, art galleries and restaurants. You can enjoy a bird's eye view of the surrounding terraces, gardens and mountains.

Set back from the village, the Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption Church, classified as a Historic Monument, is in neoclassical style, built in the 18th century on the foundations of a 12th century church. It stands out for the color of its facade: ocher. Contrast with the baroque style interior and its trompe-l'oeil effect with its real false windows.


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The Ephrussi Rothschild villa with its extraordinary gardens, on Cap Ferret, is one of the most beautiful palaces on the Côte d'Azur. It was built at the beginning of the 20th century, and the wealthy Baroness Béatrice Ephrussi de Rotschild spent her life traveling and bringing back works of art from her travels that she installed in the residence. On a plot of seven hectares, the villa overlooks nine gardens including the French garden which, like the deck of an ocean liner, allows you to admire the sea on both sides.

The other gardens have Spanish, Florentine, Japanese, exotic, English, or Provencal inspirations. A real journey across continents.

Mont-Bastide, from the village you can take the opportunity to go on a hike which will offer a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean.

Chemin de Nietzsche, is a path which connects the village of Eze to the top of its hill at approximately 400 m altitude to Eze-sur-mer.


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The coves and beaches of Eze

The bay beach, the coves of Cap d'Estel, Saint-Laurent beach... You can enjoy the beautiful beaches and coves available to you, some wild, others more developed with restaurants and showers allowing you to enjoy delicious cuisine with your feet in the water with a view of the open sea. .

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Amélie Roca

I am a Community Manager for Pure France as well as the host of Pure France TV, presenting high quality rental homes all over France.

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