The exotic garden on top of Èze
The Exotic garden in Èze was built immediately after World War II, when the local population cleaned up the ruins of the fortress, which had its heyday in the 12th century. Rubble was carried away and replaced with topsoil, which was carried forward on the backs of the local men in the sloping and hard-to-reach terrain.
In the park, both a botanical story is told, but also the story of how the cliff top has always been a refuge for the people of the area when attacked by the enemy.
It is not without reason that the exotic garden is in the top 10 in the list of the most popular experiences on the entire Côte d’Azur. Everywhere you can enjoy spectacular views of the French Riviera, which stretches to the Estérel Mountains and Saint-Tropez.
The garden in Èze should not be confused with the exotic garden in Monaco, which is also worth a visit and which is expected to reopen in the summer of 2022 after being closed throughout 2021 due to extensive redevelopment work.
The admission price varies over the season from 4 to 6 euros.
There is a group and children’s discount and it is allowed to bring a dog on a leash.
The garden is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.
By Mikael Mortensen – 2021