A visit to Eze

7 June 2021

Eze is a town of the Alpes-Maritimes. This medieval village is perched on a rocky spur overlooking the sea with its 429 meters high. Its origins are very old, probably from the Phoenician era and then was occupied by the Greeks, the Romans, and the barbarians.

During the Middle Ages which gave it its present appearance, the village of Eze was several times disputed between the duchy of Savoy, Napoleonic France and Kingdom of Sardinia. In 1860, the inhabitants of Eze voted for the city’s accession to France.

After the Second World War, mayor André Gianton, with the assistance of Jean Gastaud, decided to create ‘‘the exotic garden of Eze’’ on the ruins of the castle. In this Botanical Garden you can walk among hundreds of species of plants (cactus, aloe, agave…) and enjoy a beautiful view of the coast.

Among the curiosities of Eze:

- Eza Castle, acquired in 1920 by Prince William of Sweden, son of King Gustav V, which will make it a holiday resort for families of Swedish royalty. Today it is a luxury hotel.

- The château de la Chèvre d’Or, a gourmet restaurant and a 5-star hotel with medieval buildings, with terraced gardens and panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea.

- The path of Nietzsche, a path of a little more than 2 kilometers with 400 meters of height difference that connects the seaside (Eze-sur-mer) to the village of Eze. Nietzsche, who was a great walker, loved to come there when he was in the area.

See you soon in Eze !!

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