Eze

Eze is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque villages on the Côte d'Azur. Located approximately halfway between Nice and Monaco, it is perched on top of a huge rock, the summit of which is 430 meters (1,410 feet) above sea level. Almost all streets consist of stairways; this keeps the village free of cars, bicycles, or any other type of vehicle. The very top of the hill features the ruins of a 14th century castle (destroyed in 1706) and beautiful exotic gardens.

You can find out more about Eze by checking out the village's own web site or the entry for Eze on the Provence -- beyond the French Riviera web site.

The photos on this page were taken on February 6, 1999


Eze village scene

Climbing to the "rue du Brec"


Provençal skirt

Street scene with provençal skirt


The bell-boys

The baggage handlers of the hotel "Château Eza".
They carry guests' luggage from the village entrance
to the hotel located near the top of the hill.


"Le Planet"

"Le Planet", one of the very few flat parts of Eze.


Shop display

One of the many quaint shops displaying its goods.
Note the head of the photographer in the sun-flower mirror!


Entrance to the exotic gardens

The entrance to the exotic gardens. The gardens are home to several
hundred species of plants, among them an amazing variety of cacti.


View from the exotic gardens

View from the exotic gardens.
The road in the distance is the "moyenne corniche"


Flowers

Some of the flowers look fake; they are not!



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