The tiny village of Eze is one of the jewels of the south of France which is probably why it is chosen as a holiday spot by royalty, the rich and the famous. Perched on a rocky hill above the sea, it could not get any prettier. With narrow cobblestone, pedestrian-only streets, wonderful views of the surrounding hills and the azure water below, it is just as it was centuries ago. One of the most famous inhabitants was Frederic Nietzsche who, in the 1880s, used to walk up and down a hill path to the sea thinking up his philosophy.
At the top of the hill, just above the village, is the exotic garden. Filled with statues of earth goddesses, cacti, winding paths and wonderfully relaxing contemplative spaces and lookout points, this is not to be missed.
Eze is easy to reach from Nice, just 7 miles (11 km) away.
Tours & Tickets
While you’re in the French Riviera, see two more of its lovely towns on this small-group half-day trip from Nice to Eze and Monaco. Take a perfumery tour in ... Read more
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
From Cannes to Monte Carlo, you'll see all the glamorous towns of the French Riviera on this private day trip by minivan. Traveling along the famous coast ... Read more
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
Even if time is tight it's easy to take a quick two-hour tour to Monaco in the morning or afternoon. With your transport taken care of, you can sit back and ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)