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Information on the cities of Côte d'Azur Éze - Tourism Alpes Maritimes Côte d'Azur
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DESCRIPTION


Overhanging the sea, the old village of Eze has retained all its charm over the years. With the ruins of its medieval château and its little, narrow alleys, the small town attracts craftspeople and artists. Nicely settled into the former dairy barns and sheepfolds on the ground floors of old buildings, they contribute to the pleasant atmosphere of the “perched village.”
Renowned for its peace and quiet, Eze has had numerous famed inhabitants. Of particular note was Nietzsche. It was here that the philosopher wrote “Thus Spake Zarathustra”. This piece of history is perpetuated by the chemin de Nietzsche (the Nietzsche Pathway).


HISTORY


The village of Eze was first occupied in prehistorical times. However, the first people known to settle here were the Celto-Ligurians. Then came the Phoenicians. The Saracens took over from the Romans. Finally, Eze became part of France, or at least for a certain period, as it did not definitively become part of French territory until 1860. Over the centuries, the village had large fortifications built to ward off invaders. Today, little remains of these installations. On the orders of Louis the XIV, the ramparts and castle were partially demolished. Only one fortified double gate from that era, la Poterne, serving as the entrance to the village, survives.


ENTERTAINMENT


Local arts and crafts are integral to village life. You can explore the little workshops when walking through the alleys. In addition, Eze also has several places of worship, such as la Chapelle Sainte-Croix (chapel) also known under the name of Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs built for the “Confrérie du Rosaire” (Brotherhood of the Rosary) in 1713 and the Eglise Notre-Dame de l’Assomption (church)). The ruins of the "château" and the ramparts are testament to the strategic importance of the town with La Poterne, the fortified double gate, the Porte des Maures and the Demeure des Riquier
Every year, a medieval festival "Eze d’Antan" (the Eze of Old) re-enacts the lost years of the village of Eze. Other events punctuating life in Eze are the Astrorama in particular, where one can peacefully gaze at the stars.


WALKS


As far as countryside is concerned, the Parc de la Revere and the Grande Corniche enable you to have a beautiful sea view. For walkers seeking inspiration, the Chemin de Nietzsche is a must and contributes to the reputation of the village. Eze has other green areas, such as the exotic gardens and Eze gardens where sculptors’ works are set out on display.


SPORTS


For sporty people, Eze give you the opportunity of taking part in water sports, tennis, golf, and a multitude of other activities, such as hiking...


LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS


village of Eze is located between Nice and Monaco. In the immediate vicinity are the towns of La Turbie, Villefranche-sur-Mer, St Jean Cap-Ferrat, Beaulieu, Cap d’Ail and so on...
By air :
Nice Côte d’Azur International is the closest airport. At Monaco a heliport links the Principality and Nice Airport.
By road :
When you are coming from Nice on the A8 motorway, take exit 57 – La Turbie. Then take the D45 up to the village of Eze. When coming from the other direction, come off at Monaco and head for the village of Eze via the “Moyenne Corniche” (middle coastal road). You can also come in from the seaside route by taking the “Basse Corniche” (lower coastal road), the RN98, or take the “Moyenne Corniche,” the RN7, or the “Grande Corniche” (upper coastal road), the D2564.
By train :
Eze-Bord-de-Mer railway station is served by the regional TER network.


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Escapade

 
Excursion to Eze
Whether it’s your first time to Eze or your tenth, you know you’ll always have a good time here. This excursion takes us to the lanes of Eze, a high-altitude village close to Côte d’Azur’s Astrorama. An eagle’s ...
 

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Driving experience
« DRIVING EXPERIENCE » in Eze Celebrate your maiden drive in a Ferrari! LIVEN UP: Tel: +33 (0)6 11 52 31 51 www.drivingexperience.livenup.fr The ...
Tourist Office

Tourist Office :
Place du Général de Gaulle
06360 Eze
Tel : 04 93 41 26 00
Fax : 04 93 41 04 80

City hall of Éze

Maire de Éze (canton de Villefranche-sur-mer) : Monsieur CHERKI Stéphane.
City population : 2526 inhabitants.
Contact information :
6 avenue du Jardin exotique, 06360 èZE
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