The little village of Eze had been on my bucket list for many years, so I was thrilled when the opportunity to visit it finally came up. Eze is a charming village situated on the hilltop far above the Mediterranean Sea that has spectacular views on a clear day. Eze is about a 20 – 30 minute bus ride from Nice along a narrow, winding road, also with beautiful views. The ride can be a bit frightening at times since the road is perched right on the cliff; just try not to look down. 🙂
Once we arrived in the village, we stopped at Le Nid d’Aigle for a delicious lunch. Even though we visited in October, the weather was sunny and warm so we ate outside on the terrace,
After lunch we visited Le Jardin Exotique d’Eze. There is a small admission fee, but I highly recommend visiting. Le jardin est tres beau.
I could have sat here forever just looking out at the sea and the rooftops.
The garden is quite large and we spent several hours there.
After visiting the garden we slowly worked our way back down the steep hill and strolled through the village and did a little shopping. As I have mentioned in previous posts, one of my favorite things to do when visiting European villages is to wander around and take photos; Eze is a perfect place for that.
Just as a side note, if you take the bus from Nice as we did, you will be doing a lot of walking to get to the gardens at the top of the hill, and it is quite steep in places as well.
There are a few hotels in Eze, but we stayed in Nice, which is a lovely place as well. Check in next week when I write about our time there.