12 km from Nice via the lower, middle or high coastal road (corniche).
Discover the sublime village of Eze, one of the wonders of the Côte d'Azur
Spending a day or a weekend in Eze is a must for anyone wishing to discover the wonders of the Côte d'Azur! The village of Eze, in the Alpes Maritimes, is a major tourist attraction in Provence.
The lush vegetation of banana, date, carob, orange and lemon trees bears witness to the very pleasant climate that prevails here most of the year. The beach in the Bay of Eze is easily accessible and shaded by a pine forest that slopes down to the sea.
Eze village : zipcode 06360
Eze's territory is not limited to the seaside: if you go up the Moyenne Corniche (N7), you'll discover Eze village, one of the most picturesque villages on the Côte d'Azur and a must-see (despite the crowds...).
The Château de la Chèvre d'or in Eze village
Perched like an eagle's nest atop an imposing, superb cliff, you can see the village and its pale ochre church in the distance. To reach the entrance to the village, walk along a small stone path skilfully decorated and polished by time, offering you a breathtaking view of the superb gardens of the Château de la Chèvre d'Or.
Eze village: one of the most beautiful villages in France
Once you've passed through the village gates, you'll discover a small Provencal village full of charm, generously planted with flowers and offering superb panoramic views of the sea and the coast. Small stone lanes, vaulted passageways, superbly restored stone houses, shady squares, refreshing old fountains, you'll go from wonder to wonder, like a stage set, the village will almost seem fake because it's so beautiful!
Where to walk and what to do in Eze?
There are plenty of pretty craft shops and art galleries to tempt your curiosity in the old town... (some look like little caves carved out of the rock). The narrow streets of the old medieval village bear witness to the history of Eze, and the two watchtowers at the entrance to the village, the postern and the gunboat are listed historic monuments.
You can also visit the exotic botanical garden in the village, where an impressive collection of cacti, succulents and rare species surround the remains of an old castle 400 m above sea level at the top of the cliff overlooking the Côte d'Azur. Dazzling!
Eze sur mer
From the village, you can walk to Eze by the sea along the Chemin de Nietzche (at the end of the Avenue du Jardin Exotique). It is said that it was here, under the pines and olive trees, that Nietzsche wrote the last part of his work "Thus spake Zarathoustra"... This delightful walk, one of the most beautiful on the Côte d'Azur, will take you 1 hour... and you may need a little longer to get back up!
Along the Grande Corniche, you'll discover a superb woodland park covering some 610 hectares. Here you can visit the Maison de la Nature, the Col d'Eze oppidum and, at nightfall, admire the starry night sky at the Astrorama.
The beach at Eze
Eze overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and offers visitors a superb beach, the Plage de la Baie, as well as a number of small, pleasant coves in which to spend some quality time by the sea.
What to see
Chapel of the White Penitents.
Parish church and its baroque nave.
Cemetry, including grave of the famous comedian Francis Blanche.
Visit to Galimard soap-factory anf to Fragonard perfum factory.
Friedrich-Nietzsche path-way (L'Astrorama).
La Revere fort (col d'Eze).
Cultural and sporting events from April to December.
Bed and breakfast.
Your questions about Eze.
Where to park for the Eze exotic garden ?
Parking near the Eze botanical gardens is not always easy, especially at the height of the season. To avoid hours of searching for a parking space, we advise you to park in the pay car park on Place Figuiera.
How do I get to the village of Eze?
By car, we recommend you take the D6007, known as the Moyenne Corniche road, which leads directly to Eze Village.
By bus, line 82 from Eze station takes you to the foot of the village.
How do I get to Eze?
By car from Nice (12km), take the A8 motorway, then choose between the Grande, Moyenne or Basse Corniche roads. We recommend taking the Moyenne Corniche (D6007) to get straight to Eze Village.
By train, you can easily reach Eze station, which is a 12-minute bus ride from Eze Village.
Where can I rent a car in Eze?
The easiest way is to hire a car in Nice, where you'll get better rates because there's more competition. There are also a few options from Eze station.