The ancient village of Eze, with its stunning views over St Jean-Cap Ferrat, is where the real appeal of the Côte d’Azur lies. Perched on a rocky peak at an altitude of 427m overlooking the Mediterranean sea, the village is centred around the ruins of a 12th century castle.[wooslider slider_type=”attachments”]
Bono has a pad here and it’s not hard to understand why when you first set eyes on the view over the sparkling Mediterranean. Wander up the narrow medieval streets which circle the base of the castle right up to the well sign-posted Jardin Exotique Panorama at the top. When you finally arrive at the top you’ll find the Jardin and you’ll be bowled over by the panoramic view as well as the Mediterranean cacti, citrus trees and tropical plants from Africa and America.
Activities in Eze
Head back into the hills behind Eze and try the Châteauneuf to Mont Macaron MTB Trail.
The beautiful Cap Ferrat peninsula is just below Eze and the 2 hour hike round it should not be missed. Tour of Cap Ferrat hiking trail
Sailing, diving and sea kayaking are all popular activities in Eze. Club Nautique, Eze Bord du Mer has qualified instructors.
From October to May, you can leave from Mont Bastide and glide down to Eze beach. The Fédération Française de Vol Libre will make sure you’re in safe hands.
4, rue de Suisse, 06000 Nice
Tel: 04 97 03 82 82
Tel: 04 93 41 09 55
Accommodation in Eze
The Chateau de la Chèvre d’Or hotel is situated within the stone walls at the top of the village and is one of the world’s finest hotels. Its terraces overlook the ocean and there are many hidden courtyards, sun decks and Moroccan style gardens. The rooms boast jacuzzis and large terraces with sweeping views of the Mediterranean. From 140 euros per person (room only).
For a less expensive option, try Hotel Hermitage Eze. This small, three-star hotel provides an excellent base from which to explore the coastline or go hiking or mountain biking in the hills. Tucked away in a corner off the Corniche, just over a mile from the main village, it has recently been renovated and has a swimming pool and cocktail bar with views over the coast. Each ensuite room is tastefully decorated in simple, Provençal style and has satellite television and internet. Fresh Mediterranean food, and the hotel will also prepare picnic baskets. From 65 euros per person night (half–board).
If you want to camp, Camping Les Romarins must have one of the world’s finest views. Perched high up in the hills, you’ll be unzipping your tent and watching sunrays skid across the Med. Featured in the Europe edition of Cool Camping, it was described as the campsite with the best sea view in France.
Restaurants in Eze
When dining out in Eze you really are spoilt for choice. Sit out on the balcony of Chateau Eza with its amazing panorama of the Med, or practically dip your toes in the sea at the Anjuna Plage Privee in Eze Bord du Mer. TripAdvisor will give you the lowdown whether you eat in the old town or down at the beach.
Eze Travel Info
Eze Tourist Office
Office de Tourisme
Place du Général de Gaulle
06360 Eze, France