I have a fascination with cemeteries. Wherever I travel I always want to visit the cemetery, preferably the old worn ones. This little walled one is behind the Church Notre-Dame de L'Assomption, on the north side of Eze. It sits just below the fortress.
Oh-oh, this one's off-the-beaten-path as far as Eze is concerned, alright...;-O Mmmmmm, a birdie just advised this is in fact St.-Paul-de-Vence, which is one of the next charming hillside villages over. We did visit both that day in Sept'01. The quaintness just runs together, it does! A fantastic view, now and forever, regardless. (merci beaucoup!)
At Eze is one of the fragonard perfume factories which can be visited on a guided tour where the process of creating perfumes is well explained, at the end of it the visitors being tested how many fragrances can they feel
...as you wander among the stones and trees and paths and wonder about their stories...in this traditional Provencal churchyard in the hills of ST.-PAUL-DE-VENCE. That's right, it's near to Eze but not *in* Eze. You'll generally visit both towns in one swoop through the area though, so no worries...;-P
At the very top of the village of Eze, there is a garden that overlooks the Med. It has amazing views of the sea below, as well as interesting species of plants. They even had cacti! It doesn't take that long to do, so it's well worth checking out.
For a fine panoramic view of Eze Village right down to the sea at Eze Bord de Mer, walk along the bridge approaching Eze direction Nice, through the road tunnel, and keep walking along the main road until you have the full panorama looking back.
If you are headed back to Nice, and have time on your hands, its a great walk back along the Corne d'Or, with stunning views over Cap Ferrat, as far as Col de Villefranche, where you can get a 14 bus the last few kilometres back to Nice.
Everywhere I travel I find that one special house or doorway that makes me think "I would like to come home to this every night". This is my home in Eze.
...one of many clever little villages nestled among the gorgeous Provencal hills, this Eze. You just know you're in another place and time here.
...and around every corner you find another great shop or doorway or wrought iron lamp framed against the intense bluuuue sky. You keep hoping this will last...
Never been there, but I think that a "fete medievale" in Eze must be great! Next one will be on 17th-18th July 2004!
Don't even TRY it! In the words of one young girl I encountered--going DOWN nonetheless--"this is a bloody nightmare!"