“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.
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.
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.
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:
- Gardens & parks
Èze beach is tucked away from the road close to the train station and the start of the Sentier de Nietzsche hike.
Hiking tour Sentier Nietzsche – Èze
Sentier Nietzsche is a wonderful little hike of just 2 x 2.1 km named after the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Walk it either from Èze-sur-Mer or from Èze Village.
Exotic garden in Èze
Take an adventurous and historic walk in the exotic garden of the village of Èze. The town is located on a mountaintop at 429 meters altitude.