The French Riviera is blessed with numerous medieval villages but Eze is at the top of my list to go back to on my recent trip with The Greek Mister. I fell deeply in love with it the first time I was there and I wanted my husband to experience the same.
Eze is a mere 25-minute drive from Nice, I went there the first time by joining a group tour – constrained in time, I was unable to enjoy it as much as I would’ve liked. Having said that, I enjoyed it better when we visited it on our own with all the time in the world.
Eze is perched on a hilltop, you can see its imposing glory from afar. The location of the village gives it a great vantage point of the lush vegetation surrounding it and the Mediterranean sea.
It is a typical Provencal medieval village with so much charm and character. This stone city can only be explored on foot and the labyrinth of of its narrow streets which gives you a beautiful scenery in every turn is a delight to walk around in.
The name Eze was derived from the ancient Egyptian goddess, Isis – Ancient Phoenicians who colonized this area gave this name. Quite a fitting name as Isis means “woman of the throne”, she is a splendid queen atop of this magnificent hill.
As of 2014, the population of Eze is around 3,000 inhabitants which is quite hard to believe considering the size of it. I can’t help but wonder what life would’ve been like living in this perfect little place? Magical, I guess.
If Disney movies come to mind as you walk through this enchanting village, there’s a reason behind that. The village has attracted many famous people including Disney himself who was believed to do some sketches during his stay here.
It is one of the must-see stops in your village-hopping while in Nice, it’s something that you won’t be able to see anywhere else. It’s a picture-perfect place with a million-dollar view, don’t skip it.
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