Eze is a beautiful hilltop medieval village in the Cote d’Azur, between Monaco and Nice. The village is famous for its spectacular views, impressive architecture, and stunning geographical location. Overhanging the sea, the old village of Eze has retained all its natural charm over the years. With the ruins of its medieval château and its little, narrow alleys, the small town attracts craftspeople and artists. Nicely settled into the former dairy barns and sheepfolds on the ground floors of old buildings, they contribute to the pleasant atmosphere of the “perched village”. Renowned for its peace and quiet, Eze has had numerous famed inhabitants. Of particular note was Nietzsche. It was here that the philosopher wrote “Thus Spake Zarathustra”. This piece of history is perpetuated by the chemin de Nietzsche (the Nietzsche Pathway).
Eze has many activities to do which won’t cost you a penny. Just walking around Eze’s narrow streets is like being transported back to the Middle Ages. You can admire all the architecture and how the village has been built as a fortified stronghold during the medieval period. There is also the Chapelle de la Sainte Croix, where the structures are several hundred years old, and the oldest building in Eze is the beautiful Chapel itself.
Eze is also home to many quaint boutique hotels, shops and galleries which are all housed in the medieval style buildings and make for a very traditional and cultured experience.
Eze is also home to many exotic gardens and lots of greenery. If you love botany, then Le Jardin exotique d’Eze is well worth the visit as it is home to lots of exotic cacti and other plant species.
At an average temperature of 21.8 °C, August is the hottest month of the year. At 5.8 °C on average, January is the coldest month of the year. On average there are 104 hours of sunshine per month.
Eze is only a short 30 minute drive from Nice Airport.