Èze in France

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Èze in France

Èze in France is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful medieval towns on the Riviera and a magnificent example of what the French call village perché – a city built high on a forward cliff with fabulous views.

Gate Porterne in Èze
When the gate Porterne are passed, Èze welcomes you – ©cityxee.com

The bucket List” city

Located between Nice and Monaco, you will find one of the great gems of the Riviera, the medieval town of Èze.

Many may remember the scene from the movie “The Bucket List” with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, where they visit Èze in France and have dinner at the famous (and expensive) Chateau Chèvre d’Or.

Èze is located at 3 cornices

Èze spans 3 cornices (plateaus). The medieval town is located on the middle cornice, Èze-sur-Mer is on the lower corniche and the nature area Natura 2000, with Fort de la Revère, on the upper corniche.

Èze Village seen from the 3rd corniche
Èze Village seen from the 3rd corniche with the church “Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomtion” in the foreground – © AdopePhoto

No matter where you arrive in Èze, there is only one entrance to the old medieval town – and it is through the gate “The Gates” – a double fortified gate from the 14th century.

The way to heaven

The great experience is to quietly stroll through the incredibly charming winding streets up to the top and enjoy the interesting sights you meet.

Colorful art sets its mark on the old and narrow streets – ©cityxee.com

When you arrive at the top, you will find the entrance of Le Jardin Exotique – The Exotic Garden. It only costs a few euros for the entrance and it’s worth all the money. From here you get an unforgettable view of all sides.

The exotic garden “Jardin Exotique” is beautifully situated on top of the Eze
The exotic garden “Jardin Exotique” is beautifully situated on top of the Eze – © cityxee.com

On the map below you can see the most popular sights (marked with red numbers) that you will encounter on the way up to the sky.

See the overview of the sights at the end of this article.

By Tommy Sverre – 2022

Facts about Èze
Inhabitants : approx. 2.500
Altitude: 427 m
Airport: 14 km
Beach: 4 km
Nice: 9 km

Cities close by:
Cap d’Ail 4 km
Beaullieu-sur-Mer 4 km
Peillon 6 km
Monaco 9 km

CityXee recommends these tours on the French Riviera:

Experiences in Èze in France
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  • Beaches
  • Gardens & parks
  • Hiking

Èze Beach

Èze beach is tucked away from the road close to the train station and the ...
Chemin de Nietzsche èze Hiking

Hiking tour Sentier Nietzsche – Èze

Sentier Nietzsche is a wonderful little hike of just 2 x 2.1 km named after ...
Gardens & parks

Exotic garden in Èze

Take an adventurous and historic walk in the exotic garden of the village of Èze. ...
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