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Éze Things to Do

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  • Jardin Exotic d'Eze in the Village of...

    Sometime after WWII, the Mayor of Eze, Rene Gianton, decided to create an exotic garden perhaps with inspiration coming from Monaco's exotic garden. With the assistance of the founder of Monaco's exotic garden, Mr. Jean Gastuda, the Monsieur Mayor accomplished his goal. The Mayor enlisted a group of men to carry bags filled with soil and carry...

  • Rambling through the Passageways of...

    The Medieval village of Eze, France, has been likened to an Eagle's Nest, because of its position perched on the mountain above the Mediterranean Sea. Although the views and beauty charms visitors today, the village was actually located here for practical purposes---as a deterant to marauders!The beauty of the stone buildings and narrow passageways...

  • Eze bord de Mer - home to U2's Bono

    Bono - real name Paul Hewson - has been fronting the band U2 for a few decades and has earned him one of the top rankings among the millionaires of rock. His beachfront villa Eze les Roses is on four floors and its grounds back on to the railway station Eze bord du Mer. The living area rises five metres up from the beach itself and the patio is set...

  • Jardin Equotique and commanding views

    Eze Village is crowned by its Jardin Exotique. The four Euro admission is an essential part of a visit to Eze Village not because you are interested in cacti but because it has a monopoly of the panorama, which is one of the most spectacular along this stretch of the Riviera, as one of the only perched villages with a direct sea view. From here you...

  • Quaint tourist shops and artist studios

    The warren of tiny streets that make up this quaint perched village are home to a large number of artists ateliers, much as will be found in their twin tourist attraction village St Paul de Vence. These boutiques showcase local artists works, mostly paintings in the modern/abstract style, plus a variety of ceramics and objets d'art, such as a plate...

  • The only thing to do - see the gardens.

    The gardens are laid out on a steeply sloping hillside with wonderful views looking down to the coast and the the Mediterranean below.In February some of the more tender plants were covered with gardener's fleece. Overall the garden was still impressive even if lacking some of the more vibrant colours to be seen later in the year.We drove and...


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Éze Restaurants

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  • Great panorama of the mountains and the...

    Very helpful and friendly service. The view of the restauran is good and worth to have the recommended menu at a scilent summer night. Good menu - choice is very wide, the staff is attentive and quick to respond, but ther's not enough seafood in menu (as for last April).

  • excellent food and even better views!

    First of all, it's stellar in every aspect : the quality of food and service . It offers the most stunning views of the sea below, St. Jean-Cap Ferrat and Villefranche Sur Mer which comes with a pretty penny. This restaurant is for open-terrace dining which is a must during the summer months. The more formal one is indoors for cooler evenings....

  • Great ambience, wonderful food

    We were a party of 14. We had a tuna salad starter and then fillet of beef afterwards. The beef was just wonderful. Then strawberry pavlova, the best I have ever tasted. Good wines and great location overlooking Villefranche sur Mer.

  • Top of the Hill Restaurant

    While walking the mazey streets of Eze, it started to got a little drizzly, and it was lunch time, so we stopped in to this Michelin rated Restaurant nearly at the top of the hill. We had some lovely soup and a small Nicoise Salad each, with a glass of fine wine, it came to about $80 US---we were not displeased--the views even through the low...

  • Dining with a View

    There were several assorted cafes and restaurants on Eze's mountaintop. I thought this particular one, being of intimate size, looked very welcoming.If I had dropped by other than to take a quick photo, perhaps I would have asked for a small glass of white wine. Not too much, though, for I had a good deal of climbing to do. Just enough to relax and...

  • Creperie et Salon de Thé

    Located just at the entrance of the village, le Cactus is a very casual café that serves delicious crêpes and other refreshments. It is located on a tiny square called la Placette with outstanding views of the hills and Mediterranean. Le Cactus offers outdoor seating.


Éze Transportation

  • Bus to Monaco

    Bus 112 goes (coming from Nice) only 6 times a day (7.30 9.30, 11.30 14.30, 16.30 and 19) in weekdays to Monaco (Roqueville), none in sundays and holidays, € 1.Bus 82 goes about every hour to Nice, 30 minutes.

  • Bus services to Eze and Nice

    The principal access to Eze Village, which sits on top of its own hill hundreds of feet above sea level, is the not terribly frequent bus route 82 from Nice bus station or the even less frequent 112 from Nice Bus Station to Beausoliel above Monaco. When cruiseboats are in Villefranche, they will be running dozens of excusion coaches to Eze, and...

  • From Nice to Eze

    Option 1From Nice take bus No 100 (from Gare Routiere) and you will be stopped at Gare SNCF Eze. Then you take bus 83 to the top of the villageOption 2If manage to catch the No 82 in Nice it will take you all the way up to the village without needing to change bus.


Éze Shopping

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  • Art Galleries galore

    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...

  • Floral Bouquet of the Senses

    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...

  • Shopping in Eze

    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...


Éze Local Customs

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    A very local zoo

    by Muscovite Updated May 26, 2011

    You will see two donkeys at the foot of the chateau hill. The plate says they are called Nani and Nina, and they are local.

    Honestly, I would not guess they are donkeys, too, without this prompt. Nor did I get quite clear what exactly they are doing there. Unlikely they are any means of transportation these days.

    I do hope Nani and Nina get a walk now and then; it must be pretty tiresome to stand in that stall all day long with all those fussy tourists staring :)

    THe native breed
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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Budget Travel

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Éze Warnings and Dangers

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    by codrutz Written Apr 21, 2008

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    Near the parking station in Eze there is only one toilet booth that functions with small coins - I don't remember well but I needed something like a couple of 10 cent coins - so if you don't have it you're in trouble. Asking the tourist info they tell us that is the one :)

    Nevertheless when you go up to the fortress city you will find there just at the entrance a proper - hmm, better make that usable toilet, also with a fee but payable to a person that can give you change back.

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Éze Tourist Traps

  • Les Siamois - Eze Sur Mer

    by dantosca Updated Jun 6, 2009

    This tourist trap is a vacation rental that I contracted with for the end of August and first week of September through Vacapedia.

    In addition to paying a deposit, I also paid extra for trip insurance. When health concerns forced me to cancel the trip, I could get no one at Vacapedia or Interchalet, the managing firm for Les Siamois, to respond despite more than 7 attempts to contact them over a period of several weeks.

    Not only have they made off with my quite substantial deposit, they charged me for a trip insurance policy which seems to have no value either.

    Stay AWAY from Vacapedia, InterChalet and Les Siamois!!! They are a highly unprofessional and unethical organization.

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Éze What to Pack

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    Be smart, bring film

    by saraest Written Jun 1, 2004

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    Photo Equipment: Don't do what I did: forget to buy film before you go, have only three pictures left on the film in your camera, and be forced to buy film to outrageous prices in the little souvenir shop at the foot of the village. You will want to take pictures, but you won't want to pay 11 euros for a 400-24 film.

    Eze Village, just inside the gates.

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Éze Off The Beaten Path

  • Eze Village panoramic view

    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,...

  • La fete medieval!!

    Never been there, but I think that a "fete medievale" in Eze must be great! Next one will be on 17th-18th July 2004!

  • Chemin Nietzsche

    Don't even TRY it! In the words of one young girl I encountered--going DOWN nonetheless--"this is a bloody nightmare!"


Éze Favorites

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  • The House of Rapunzel?

    Can't you just imagine Rapunzel* singing from this window as her long, long hair trailed to the ground or picture the King's son waiting ever so patiently to climb up her tresses and ascend to her chamber? Well, as I said earlier, it takes little imagination to picture Eze in the early centuries. This structure surely could belong in a fairy tale!...

  • Climbing to the Past

    This picture gives you further proof that this definitely was a village built on the heights. Where do these steps lead...hmmm? Someplace interesting, I'm sure!The district where Eze is located has mild year round temperatures, making it ideal for growing bananas, oranges, lemons, dates and carob. I would think the villagers of ancient Eze had no...

  • Eze: the castle and the town

    The Phoenicians and the Romans both had a presence in Eze's past. A 12th century castle once sat atop a cliff overlooking the small town below. All that remains of the castle are its ruins, for it was demolished in the early 1700's.As mentioned earlier, shops, restaurants and cafes are sprinkled about the narrow streets and pathways surrounding the...


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