Day trip to Eze Village: Perched on a hillside overlooking the Bay
The beautiful medieval village of Eze is located just west of Monaco and is perched on a hill just 427 meters above the Mediterranean Sea. On the highest point of the village lies an exotic succulent and cactus garden called the Jardin Exotique d’Eze. From the viewpoint in this garden, visitors can see experience one of the most stunning panorama vistas on the French Riviera. Official Website : LINK
This unique garden is built on an ancient ruin of a medieval fortress. From this height, visitors can see the Bay of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, the Esterel mountain range and even the Golf of Saint Tropez. On particularly clear days, the island of Corsica can come into view.
How to get to Eze village ?
To reach the village of Eze, visitors have two options. You can either go by car to the parking area near the base of the village or take bus 112 and bus 82 which goes all the way up to the Col d’Eze. The sportier alternative is to walk up the Nietzsche’s path (near the seaside village of Eze) to the medieval hillside village.
The path starts near the Eze (bord de mer) train station and climbs over 400 meters (1300 feets) for about 5 kilometers. The trail is pretty steep but fairly secure so can be done with children who are up to the challenge.
At the beginning of the hike, the signs indicate an average of 1 hours and 30 minutes to reach the Eze Village. In fact, it will really depend on how athletic the hiker is, the time of the year, and how long the visitor wants to stop to appreciate the landscape, which is stunning the entire path. The heat can quickly becomes unbearable around mid-day so we recommend going in the morning – remember to wear good shoes and to bring fresh water. During the height of summer in July and August, we suggest going up to the village by bus and descending along the Nietzsche hiking path.
Discover the French Riviera from a local point of view