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Eze, a gem surrounded by rocks on the Mediterranean coast, is one of the most beautiful villages of the Côte d'Azur. It is located between Nice and Monaco, high above the peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and owes its fame to the variety of landscapes and medieval architecture, which is remarkably well preserved.
The village is known for its magnificent views over the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding area. The view is breathtaking! You can even see Corsica at clear weather. Because the town is located on a high cliff of about 425 metres above sea level, the place is also known as the 'Eagles Nest.'
The picturesque village has a typical church, numerous small alleys, winding streets, steep roads and lots of steps. Visit the quaint shops and art galleries and sit down on the terrace of one of the cafes or restaurants. Hundreds of thousands of tourists visit this village every year.
The amount of wildflowers (including bougainvillea) is overwhelming. Eze is a photogenic village, every time you turn a corner you can enjoy another beautiful view. The variety of landscapes is perfect for taking beautiful photos. It's wonderful to take a leisurely stroll there!
Eze is also famous for its beautiful garden (Le Jardin exotique d'Eze). It has a wonderful collection of 400 different species of cacti, agaves and aloes and succulents. At the same time you have a fantastic view over the Mediterranean area. It is, however, quite a climb to get there because the garden is at the highest point of the village. The garden is also a nice place to have a picnic and is certainly a great addition to your visit to Eze.
If you're fit and have sturdy walking shoes, then the Nietzsche Path is a fun challenge. This path takes you from sea level to the 429 metres high Eze-Village The Nietzsche Path starts opposite the train station Eze (Eze-sur-Mer), the path is signposted. The path was, as the name suggests, discovered by Friedrich Nietzsche. This German philosopher loved adventure. The ascent of the trail takes about a half hour and is pretty heavy. Not because the trail has many rocks, is tortuous or otherwise impassable, but because of the constantly rising nature. However, the feeling you have once you arrived, enjoying a drink on a terrace makes up for everything. And enjoying the view!
The sea view is superb! The view over the bay of Monaco is breathtaking and the white sandy beaches nearby guarantee a true holiday feeling.