Continuing on my Côte d’Azur Adventure, Èze, France takes the cake for being a town with some of the most striking views in all of the French Riveria.
This medieval village, located just between Nice and Monaco, is very similar to St. Paul De Vance in such a way that they are both known as a ”museum villages” boasting several quaint shops, art galleries, hotels and restaurants with narrow, maze-like cobblestone pathways. BUT there is one exception that definitely differentiates the two from each other – Èze’s ”Eagle Nest” view overlooking a sky-high cliff 1,401 ft above sea level onto the French Mediterrean Sea. It is STUN-NING.
And almost as if a pre-requisite for any perched village on the Côte d’Azur, Èze also boasts a world-class hotel - Chateau de la Chevre d’Or, where a series of terraces drop down towards the sea, revealing enchanting courtyards, swimming pools, sun decks and Moroccan-style gardens. I highly recommend dining in it’s two Michelin star restaurant or having lunch on the terrace at “Les Remparts” where views of the Bay of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat engulf you all while you feast on succulent Homard Bleu et Caviar (Blue Lobster and Caviar).
If you are one for old-world, luxe perfumes, you will be happy to learn that Èze actually hosts a factory and sales outlet for the French Parfumerie Fragonard where you may take tours and discover the age-old methods of creating many of their famous french scents.
Yes, beyond any doubt, if you relishing in a personal tour of the South of France, add Èze to your list of destinations. I suggest spending 2-3 days in Èze to properly take in all that makes up its beauty. Unless of course you are Walt Disney, then you can find a way to make one of the hotel rooms a permanent residence. Bisous NYS