A Day Trip to the Medieval Village of Eze
Things to Do & See in Eze
Eze is located between Nice and Monaco. It is a 1000+ years old village on a high cliff (1,401 feet above sea level). Looks like we will have some uphill walking/climbing today.
We rent a car and drive from Toulon and it takes about 2 hours. We arrive almost around noon. The tourist information office is excellent providing assistance in many languages, maps and time tables of the buses and trains. Hence, we book a walking tour from the tourist information center. I’d suggest that you arrive early because you cannot drive up with your own car and parking in the tourist parking lot is limited. It takes us quite a while to find the parking space.
Lunch at Le Pinocchio
We have lunch at “Le Pinocchio” at the base of the old village. Afterwards we take a leisurely climb up the winding street to the old village.
Upon entering I feel transported back to the Medieval period while walking up the uneven stone streets through narrow passages. Beautiful old town hanging on a cliff side overlooking the Mediterranean Sea with fabulous views.
1. VIEUX EZE
The village is very well preserved and chic. It’s full of winding medieval cobblestone streets with quaint little shops and cafes. Many of the old residences have been converted into jewelry shops, art galleries, souvenir shops, and boutiques.
Church of the Penitents of the White Brotherhood
The construction of the chapel dates from the year 1306.
2. LE JARDIN EXOTIQUE D’EZE
The garden has an interesting collection of exotic cactus. Quite a climb but worth it for the views. Go there and be wowed!
Panoramic view over the coast!
A breathtaking view!
3. Eglise Notre Dame de l’Assomption
Located at the foot of the Village. The inside is an explosion of Baroque colors and dramatic design.