Exquisite Eze in the south of France

Written by on February 8, 2017 in Provence-Alpes

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If you want to enjoy a breath-taking view, it’s a good idea to visit the perched village of Eze. You’ll find it in the Alpes-Martime Department (Region: Provence-Alpes-Coted’Azur). It’s not far from the sunny city of Nice and is famous for its stunning views over the Mediterranean Sea, gorgeous gardens and pretty streets. It’s also very close to Monaco, Menton, Villefranche-sur-Mer and a whole host of southern French beauties.

What to see in Eze

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Eze is a hilltop village which is bathed in sunlight. The village is very hilly so you have to climb a lot, but it’s definitely worth it. A lot of trails connect the three levels of the village and one of the most famous trails is that of Nietzsche, who was inspired by it to write the novel “Thus Spoke Zarathustra.”

Eze-sur-Mer is the seaside part of Eze with streets that reveal names of cicades and there’s a lovely pine shaded beach.

What to do in Eze

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  • Eglise Notre Dame de l’Assomption, a neo-classical 18th century building and a classified historic monument.
  • White Penitent’s Chapel with its pretty bell tower.
  • The Planet square  with a wonderful Italian fountain built in 1930.
  • The Riquier Mansion, residence of the Lords of Eze during 12th and 15th century.
  • Exotic Garden with a famous collection of plants of various continents, for example cactuses, aloes and agaves. The garden is a perfect place to soak up the Cote d’Azur atmosphere.

By Darina Nykl who lives in Holland where she works in a hospital and is an author. She blogs about the stories she is writing which are mostly set in Amsterdam, Paris, Provence and the Cote d’Azur, places that inspire her: darinanykl.com

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