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Eze Village

Eze Village

Eze Village ~ The French Riviera 

Eze Village is a medieval village nested on the hilltop facing the Mediterranean Sea on the French Riviera. It’s located nicely between Nice in France and the principality of Monaco. Because of its location overlooking a high cliff 1401+ feet above sea level it’s also called the eagle’s nest.

I hadn’t heard of the village until I went on a tour whilst visiting Nice for a weekend. Eze village is so small that you can explore it within an hour, well at least I did (in heels).

The beauty of Eze Village lies in the many narrow streets, art galleries and the mini tourist shops. The main attraction apart from the impeccable views, an advantage of being so high up. It’s the botanical garden(I paid €4 to enter but can be up to €6 in summer) and the church. The ochre church built 1764 can be seen from miles away, I was truly blown away by this little village. 

The locals have dubbed Èze is the ‘village musée or museum village’ as apparently some of the original residents still reside here. Eze is definitely a tourist attraction of the French Riviera which many might overlook but that would be a mistake. The village offers the best views of the Mediterranean, beautiful and quant shops, beautiful art galleries and much more.

Though I was able to explore the village in an hour, it was still a worth hour I spent during my getaway. If you ever get a chance to visit either French Riviera or Monaco then do schedule an hour or two for Eze.

On the last day of the getaway I was able to schedule in a visit to Fragonard perfume Factory, Eze Village tour and Monte Carlo. If I can do it then trust me so can you.

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  1. January 7, 2017 / 11:12 am

    I know right

  2. December 20, 2016 / 7:57 pm

    It looks like the perfect place for a great view. I love unknown little villages and towns.

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:32 am

      Me too, there is just something about them

  3. Clairejustineo
    December 20, 2016 / 9:50 am

    Oh wow, what a beautiful place to explore. I would love to take a walk around here with my camera 🙂

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:32 am

      You should, so many great views

  4. December 20, 2016 / 9:13 am

    You did so much during your trip but this little village sounds adorable x

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:31 am

      I sure did and very proud. Eze just made this trip even more amazing

  5. December 19, 2016 / 11:20 pm

    I love botanical gardens, they remind me of Madeira which has so many pretty gardens. Eze looks lovely!

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:31 am

      Not been to Madeira before but yes I love botanical gardens too

  6. Adelheid Sudibyo
    December 19, 2016 / 8:22 pm

    Awwieee this is super amazing! I cant stop looking at the view. The French Riviera is definitely one of my bucket list and I will be sure to stop by at Eze.

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:30 am

      Hahaha views were spectacular for sure and a must see

  7. December 19, 2016 / 1:36 pm

    I like visiting botanical gardens. The views are beautiful. France is one of the places that I want to visit.

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:30 am

      I am fortunate to be so close to France and having had the opportunity to visit some of its lovely cities

  8. Leah Shafik
    December 19, 2016 / 11:20 am

    Such a stunning location – I haven’t been to the french riviera at all, in fact never really been south of france. x

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:29 am

      One day I am sure you will visit

  9. December 19, 2016 / 10:54 am

    I love visiting botanical gardens.You must have had a great time.
    Small towns can be very quaint and pretty.Thanks for sharing your travel story

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:29 am

      I enjoyed exploring the botanical gardens and it being on top of the hill made it even more amazing

  10. December 19, 2016 / 10:19 am

    What a wonderfully gorgeous place! The views are stunning, and so is that sea. I would love to vist Eze during the summer as I can imagine how warm and fabulous it would be to wander through those little streets.

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:29 am

      It’s gorgeous and summer was be the idea time to visit but everyone will want to visit then and it will be crowded

  11. Blair Villanueva
    December 19, 2016 / 3:41 am

    Ahh gorgeous, and I guess we will appreciates its beauty more when we visit the place 🙂 Maybe this summer 🙂

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:26 am

      The summer I am told is the best time but I feel it’s even more expensive then

  12. Briana Marie
    December 19, 2016 / 2:20 am

    Sounds like a pretty nice vacation. I’m learning about so many cool places to visit. My bucket list is getting SUPER long. Lol.

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:26 am

      Hahaha it’s good when it keeps growing and you keep ticking places off

  13. December 19, 2016 / 2:04 am

    The whole french riviera is gorgeous. But Eze village is a must see for us. The cliffs and views of the Med are dreamy.

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:25 am

      Oh absolutely I was blown away by the beauty of the village and the views of the Mediterranean Sea

  14. jillconyers
    December 19, 2016 / 1:53 am

    What a beautiful place to visit. It looks like the kind of place my husband and I would love.

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:24 am

      It’s a cozy and quant medieval village and so beautiful

  15. December 19, 2016 / 12:40 am

    What a pretty village! I’d love to visit. Your pictures are really lovely.

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:23 am

      THANKS Amber it sure is

  16. Vanessa H. Wood
    December 19, 2016 / 12:23 am

    OMG, I just added this beautiful place to my bucket list! Your photos are beautiful and this just seems like a perfect vacation hideaways!

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:23 am

      I am glad to hear that as this is such a gem and should be explored

  17. Yvette Mystakas
    December 19, 2016 / 12:02 am

    Beautiful – the french riviera is one place i really want to go to! your pictures are gorgeous!

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:23 am

      Thanks Yvette, wishing that one day you get a chance to visit

  18. Valerie CottageMakingMommy
    December 18, 2016 / 10:06 pm

    I am so beyond jealous. I would love to see the French Riviera. The pictures are incredible.

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:22 am

      Awww thanks love hope you manage to visit one day

  19. Baby Isabella
    December 18, 2016 / 10:00 pm

    What amazing views! We’d love to visit the French Riviera, maybe one day x

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:22 am

      Hope you and your folks do Bella as it’s gorgeous

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:21 am

      You so should it’s gorgeous

  20. December 18, 2016 / 7:24 pm

    I have always wanted to go to Nice, this looks like a very nice village. Need to go one day 😀

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:21 am

      I too had always wanted to go so was happy to be able to go

  21. December 18, 2016 / 6:58 pm

    I can’t believe you toured the town in heels! Your photos look gorgeous and I would love to visit a midevil town like that. Maybe someday…

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:21 am

      I know, not sure what I was thinking but glad I tested the durability of the heels lol

  22. Sarah Koves
    December 18, 2016 / 3:57 pm

    Dear hubby and I will travel to the French Rivera one day; probably after our kids are grown. It looks beautiful.

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:20 am

      It’s gorgeous and I know you guys will love it

  23. Francesca Nelson
    December 18, 2016 / 11:52 am

    Oh wow what a great trip and so excited you managed to find time for the perfume factory!!!

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:20 am

      I know right, it was incredible to squeeze in a visit to the perfume factory

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:13 am

      It sure is/was

  24. December 17, 2016 / 10:07 pm

    Aww those views! I love the little cobbled alleyways! xx

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:12 am

      The views were breathtaking and my pictures doesn’t do it justice

  25. Beautyqueenuk
    December 17, 2016 / 9:42 pm

    What a really cute place, ive never heard of Eze Village before x

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:10 am

      It’s such a cute and quant medieval village

  26. Melanie Edjourian
    December 17, 2016 / 8:31 pm

    What a beautiful location. I’ve never been there before. Wow an hour was all you needed to see the village? That was quick.

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:10 am

      It seemed longer because of all the climbing up and down but then felt short once you’ve reached the top and still and places to explore

  27. *Beth Twinderelmo*
    December 17, 2016 / 3:03 pm

    I visited the south of France as a young kid so can’t really remember it well. Would love to go back

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:09 am

      Definitely should, seeing it for the first time! I want to go back

  28. December 17, 2016 / 2:21 pm

    I’ve been to Nice before but haven’t visit this place before – it looks beautiful! x

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:09 am

      I found it by accident and loved it

  29. Jazmin Williams
    December 17, 2016 / 1:31 pm

    This looks like a fantastic place to visit, so picturesque!

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:09 am

      It sure is

  30. December 17, 2016 / 9:11 am

    Looks like such a pretty place. You always cram so much into your trips away x

    • December 17, 2016 / 10:22 am

      I try to cram in as much as I can into my trips to make it fuller lol and yes Eze is a really beautiful Village

  31. December 17, 2016 / 9:07 am

    What an awesome place to visit. I would love to go there one day and see it for myself.

    • December 17, 2016 / 10:21 am

      You should, it’s so much fun for sure

  32. December 17, 2016 / 8:25 am

    What a stunning looking place with so much history! I would love to visit there one day.

    • December 17, 2016 / 10:21 am

      It truly has amazing and a bit sad history but like more places there was always a light at the end of the tunnel

  33. mummyslittlemonkey
    December 16, 2016 / 10:51 pm

    LOVE the French Riviera – I managed to get to Fragonard Perfumeries when I was in Grasse earlier this year – it’s fascinating, isn’t it? x

    • December 17, 2016 / 10:20 am

      It’s amazing for sure, I am yet to visit Grasse but can not wait.

  34. December 16, 2016 / 9:54 pm

    This looks like such a cool place to check out – I sometimes love having a quick stop-off and just spending a quick hour or two seeing places!

    • December 17, 2016 / 10:20 am

      I am exactly the same, its nice when I can slot in some mini tours in my travels

  35. December 16, 2016 / 9:21 pm

    What gorgeous buildings and views! It’s really too bad you only had an hour to spend there.

    • December 17, 2016 / 10:19 am

      I think the hour was enough but I could have done with another to visit all the shops and art galleries

  36. December 16, 2016 / 9:02 pm

    the photos look amazing what a wonderful place to visit.

    • December 17, 2016 / 10:19 am

      It sure is a beauty Nayna

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