A lovely historic destination in the southeastern region of France, the village of Eze is not far from the better known city of Nice. While Eze may be lesser known, it is no less stunning. From its ancient history to its architecture, castles, food and wine and amazing views, Island Trader Vacations invites you to come with us as we take a closer look at this unique city.
Many who book travel to Nice take a day or more to get out and explore other areas along what is known as the Alpes Maritime region and the French Riviera. Considered one of the most picturesque villages in the entire area, Eze encompasses not just the lovely coast but cliffs, gardens and shady squares dating back thousands of years. Its beauty is generally considered the draw however, once visitors arrive, they find themselves surrounded by quaint arts and crafts boutiques, panoramic views, historic monuments, gardens, churches and beautiful pathways.
The area surrounding what would later become Eze has been inhabited for over 2,000 years. Occupied by many people throughout history including the Romans and Moors, Turkish and finally the French, Eze is today a commune of France and has been since 1860. Nicknamed the Eagles Nest, this popular destination for travel sees thousands of visitors from around the world. Thanks to its popularity, the number of sites and activities is quite large and diverse despite its small size. From its art galleries to hotels and restaurants, Eze is the place to be for those looking to relax and enjoy history, food and the culture of the region.
While historic in nature, the town of Eze is far from off the beaten path. As mentioned, Eze is quite popular in terms of visitors in the French Riviera however, all crowds aside, for those looking for great places to visit in the region, Eze is one not to miss. One popular destination is the Fort Revère Botanical Area. Located on the mountain ridge overlooking the Mediterranean, it is a beautiful walk and fill with lovely plants and information about the plants and birds in the region.
Another popular site is the Grande Corniche. Known for its hiking and destinations of interest, the Upper Corniche includes the Grand Corniche, the Rivere Park, the Nature house, a popular nature path and the Gulf of Simboula. You can choose to explore these and other areas on your own or may also choose to enjoy the knowledge of one of the many local guides in the area. Find out more about the history and traditions of the area, see the small places, chapels and churches unique to the area and embrace its history.
Whether you are enjoying a hike between villages, exploring the caves in and around the region, going for a bike ride or enjoying some local cuisine with some exquisite French wine, you are sure to enjoy your time here in this amazing and relaxing French town.