We stopped in one of the galleries (there aren't that many total, really) and my girlfriend bought a small painting, and I got a small nude statue---I have never been able to find out anything else about the sculptor tho---any help would be appreciated. It is signed at the bottom "Ro Sario". I really do like it and would like to know anything else about the artist.
What to pay: $125 for the statue
My girl definitely wanted to stop here on our driving tour of Southern France, and it was pretty fun. There is a tour of the factory where they assist in helping one find a scent or two that you like. The shop at the end has soaps, fragrances, and other French goodies, so bring that credit card! Good prices for fancy French Perfumes! The main shop for Fragonard is in Grasse, which we also saw.
What to buy: handmade soaps and perfumes
What to pay: fair prices compared to big city shops
There are many small gift shops and art galleries, and 2 perfume makers: Parfumerie Fragonard and Parfumerie Galinard. Several of the shops are dug into the cliffside like caves. Excellent for upmarket shopping or just browsing; the shops themselves are as interesting as the goods they sell. The website below gives an idea of the shops in Eze.
What to buy: Perfumes seem to be
If you're searching for quality merchandise, such as distinctive art, jewelry or clothing, Eze's shops at the top offer that.
We noticed several small art shops nestled away in 'cave-like' premises. Not much room to move around in where some of these are concerned, but others offered multiple rooms of original pieces to view that were available for shipping.
A boutique I visited was tiny but filled to the brim with unique jewelry (necklaces, pendants, bracelets, earrings, rings) and stylish clothing. A Japanese tourist was trying on a plum colored embroidered blouse that looked very flattering on her. The shopkeeper patted and tucked it into place, then added a wide leather belt to complete the look.
Jewelry glimmered in windows--a very simple silver ring in one of the stores tempted me, but I passed it by...much to my hubby's surprise, I'm sure.
The small village of Eze has two perfumeries represented: Fragonard and Galimard.
As you climb to the top to the castle ruins, you'll pass the lovely shop of Fragonard. This perfumerie has a factory you can visit, as well, located on the Moyenne Corniche between Monaco and Nice. The hours are 8:30am-6:30pm (closed 12n to 2pm in November-January). A free guided tour is available to visitors. Phone: +33(0) 4 93 41 05 05. Fragonard's main shop is in Grasse, France.
In the village below, you can find the Galimard perfume museum at Avenue de Verdun. Here you'll see antique perfume bottles and a demo on soap production. Galimard's factory shop in Grasse offers free tours and can create personal fragrances. Both are open daily. Phone +33 4 9 934 110 70.
I made a brief visit to Fragonard on the way up to the castle. I had Galimard in my sights a short time before departing Eze, but hubby waved me to the bus just in time.
We enjoyed a free guided visit of
the charming perfume museum in
Eze Village location giving us an
insight into the fascinating world of
They currently have 2 locations:
Grasse and Eze Village
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The etablishments in Grazze and Eze Village are open daily, Sundays and Bank
Holidays are included, and you have the unique possibility to purchase at
manufacturer prices the many products whose creation you witnesses ......
What to buy: We bought perfumes and some soaps ....
Tiny enterance, tiny shop.. but lots of character!
There are many tiny art shops through out Eze, take the time to look around and browse before you make your final decision.
What to buy: I bought a painted garlic press, I love it, even though I must admit I was a bit over charged.
For the memories of Eze that I get when using the press.. it's worth it!
What to pay: Eze is tourist area.. you will over pay either way!
This shop, and one of its factories nearby, is a great place to buy that French perfume. Very reasonable prices and dozens of fragance choices.
Grab a testing strip and try them all!
What to buy: perfume, soap, lotions, candles
In the Place de Gaulle, this lovely shop is filled with crystalware. I had a pleasant experience with the saleswoman, who was extremely helpful (in English and French!) who succeeded in getting me to buy a necklace that I just love!
This store also has branches in Vallauris, St.-Tropez and Baccarat ( yes, that Baccarat!).
What to buy: Crystalware ranging from wine glasses to chess sets to jewelry to objets d'art.
What to pay: very reasonable for hand-crafted items of great beauty
This nice souvenir shop lies at the foot of Eze. It's name translates as "Fire and Passion"! Can't figure that one out!
What to buy: All the typical Provencal souvenirs can be found here, from fabric to bath and beauty products, olive oil, and many postcards. Be sure to check out the many cicada items, the symbol of the Provence region.
At the base of Eze is one of the Fragonard perfume factories which can be visited in a guided tour. There is also a shop where the perfumes can be purchased for a cheaper price then in other places
What to pay: Starting at 15 Euro
Here you can find lot of art gallery... lot of paints are dedicated to Eze itself and great views of this village
What to buy: Paints