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Tourism information of Eze and the exotic garden of Eze. Guided tour of the medieval village and the exotic garden.
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  • KnitsbyConnie
    498 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Please visit to Eze Village
    Wander from the base to the top along the meandering walking ways. After walking up the hill to the main entrance, start your walk to the top and then down and all around. Stop to see the wonderful view of the sea. Stop and people watching at a cafe. Stopped a shop to buy a small bag.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 3, 2023
  • DuncanTCH
    East Greenbush, New York1,499 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful way to spend a morning
    We had been to Eze over 15 years ago on a cruise and were immediately charmed by it. So when we decided to take a 3 week road trip through the south of France, of course Eze was on our list. And it remains exactly as we remembered it. The old town is a maze of twisting and turning pathways with interesting boutiques and even hotels carved directly into the mountain. Space in Eze is small, so nothing is grand (with the exception of the church) but everything is charming. NOTE: Eze has become an even more popular tourist destination and the crowds can be completely overwhelming (especially for a small village). Arrive as early in the morning as possible...parking is challenging and by noon, there are too many tourists/tour groups to move comfortably through the old village.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 9, 2023
  • Diana R
    Birch Run, Michigan2,892 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My favorite spot in the riviera
    We just returned from the French Riviera and Eze Village was by far our favorite place. Yes it was busy and yes there’s a lot of climbing stairs to see it but it’s so worth all the effort. It’s just so beautiful. We did the little market first and had the best lunch of our trip, a freshly made pan bagnat. I’m still thinking about that sandwich. Lots of cute shops to explore too. We spent the afternoon here and would love to return someday.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 1, 2023
  • Christophe B
    Quebec City, Canada807 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pittoresque walk
    Absolutely beautiful little village up the mountain. It will reward you with incredible views on the sea and the surroundings. While it is very pittoresque, it can get VERY crowded VERY fast. Plus, stops open pretty late in the morning. Still, it's very much worth your time.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 18, 2023
  • Helen D
    Boston, Massachusetts26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sweet and beautiful trip to Old Eze
    Eze is tiny and medieval, on top of a mountain (don’t think the seaside Eze is the same thing!) You can park near the tennis club and walk down 25 mins to the old town and take your time going down every nook and cranny. Jardín Exotique is closed as of Nov, so don’t buy tickets. A sweet and small flash into old history, few stairs. A sweet visit. We had lunch at the main (and only?) intersection, truffle chicken sandwich was delicious and staff was friendly. Took our baguette sandwich to go. Highly recommend!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 7, 2023
  • UKtraveller1
    London, United Kingdom3,141 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice views and scenery
    Made a stop here as part of tour to visit this little village and see the 5* hotel and its surroundings. Got to walk around and see the nice scenery and Ariel views even though it was a cloudy day. This is a forest garden at the top which you have to pay to go in and see we didn’t have the time so missed out on that unfortunately. Just be prepared to walk and climb a lot. A good work out it is.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 2, 2023
  • Foodange
    Manchester, United Kingdom3,910 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Charming Old Town Eze
    We walked up to the top, criss-crossing most of the old town as we went. Really charming place with little evidence of anyone actually living there and quite a few airbnb key boxes on doors. Narrow, steep streets not for the unfit but worth the effort if you like old towns. The expensive restaurants/hotels with great views were closed for the season but at every turn there was an amazing lookout. A few places were open, a mix of tourist tat and original crafts.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 25, 2024
  • BackinBracknell
    Bracknell, United Kingdom1,529 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely but crowded
    Eze village is lovely although that does mean it's packed with tourists and the charm is somewhat offset by the crowds. The narrow, winding cobbled streets lead ever upwards eventually reaching the entrance to the Jardin Exotique at the top, which is a must-see for the amazing views. There are lots of little art and craft shops and galleries along the way and many restaurants so you could easily spend a whole day exploring.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 11, 2024
  • Lou576
    West Midlands, United Kingdom142 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful village, worth a visit, but if travelling by bus, make sure you have a pre- loaded travel card to cover return
    Beautiful village to explore. We were staying in Nice and we took bus 82 up to Eze Village. Bus was packed by the time we got on so be prepared to stand for 30 minutes or so. Make sure you have a pre-loaded travel card as the bus driver will charge more if you don’t. The bus driver coming back was very rude as he spoke loudly and rudely to a couple in front of us. When I also needed to pay for a bus ticket he took cash, but never gave us an actual ticket! I didn’t enjoy this experience travelling to Eze but the village itself is lovely to see. Where comfortable walking shoes! It can get quite hilly in places and there are lots of steps, but its manageable. The gardens are a must see if you are there with great views. Costs 8 Euros per person to enter. Beware of the jam/ nougat selling shop! It looks very enticing until the staff try to start selling you slices of jam but won’t give any indication on the price! Avoid if you can!
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written June 13, 2024
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mingfatsai
Grand Island, NE4,423 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We had lunch at La Chevre d’Or and were smitten with the restaurant and Eze. I suppose everyone who visits here for the first time feels the same. Other than savor the views, I’m not sure there’s a lot more to do here but I would highly suggest staying at Chateau de La Chevre d’Or. The rooms have remarkable views, the pools have remarkable views, the many dining areas have remarkable views. It’s all so remarkable! The hotel and restaurant staff were all so nice. It's such a beautiful place, you could easily mesmerize yourself into permanently gazing out at the incredible scenery below. Quite the special place.
Written October 6, 2021
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Teresa H
Texada Island, Canada6,325 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Well worth the walk up to the top of the hill for a very unique setting of a pedestrian only narrow alleys. Unique shops and eateries to visit. A must see when in the area. There are some options of a drive up to at least the church for those that can't walk up.
Written November 20, 2021
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BackinBracknell
Bracknell, UK1,529 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Eze village is lovely although that does mean it's packed with tourists and the charm is somewhat offset by the crowds. The narrow, winding cobbled streets lead ever upwards eventually reaching the entrance to the Jardin Exotique at the top, which is a must-see for the amazing views. There are lots of little art and craft shops and galleries along the way and many restaurants so you could easily spend a whole day exploring.
Written June 11, 2024
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DuncanTCH
East Greenbush, NY1,499 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We had been to Eze over 15 years ago on a cruise and were immediately charmed by it. So when we decided to take a 3 week road trip through the south of France, of course Eze was on our list. And it remains exactly as we remembered it.

The old town is a maze of twisting and turning pathways with interesting boutiques and even hotels carved directly into the mountain. Space in Eze is small, so nothing is grand (with the exception of the church) but everything is charming.

NOTE: Eze has become an even more popular tourist destination and the crowds can be completely overwhelming (especially for a small village). Arrive as early in the morning as possible...parking is challenging and by noon, there are too many tourists/tour groups to move comfortably through the old village.
Written July 9, 2023
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VacLover52
New York City, NY60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
My wife and I were staying in Nice for a month. We visited several local villages along the Cote D’Azure, and this was a favorite. It is exceptionally hilly, and high above the Mediterranean with breathtaking views and wonderful local artisan shops and restaurants. The art work and jewelry are particularly attractive. We had lunch at Chateau Eza which was an incredible experience that would highly recommend. Best way to get there is by bus from Nice. Believe it is the number 82. We took the train and then had to get on a bus anyway to get up to the village so better off just getting on the bus from Nice. Lots of hilly walking at altitude so need to be in good walking condition. But the walkways surrounded by stone walls and the shops in cave-like carve outs are unique and beautifully done. A definite must like visiting St Paul de Vence if in or around Nice anytime of year
Written March 5, 2023
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Lou576
West Midlands, UK142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Beautiful village to explore. We were staying in Nice and we took bus 82 up to Eze Village. Bus was packed by the time we got on so be prepared to stand for 30 minutes or so. Make sure you have a pre-loaded travel card as the bus driver will charge more if you don’t. The bus driver coming back was very rude as he spoke loudly and rudely to a couple in front of us. When I also needed to pay for a bus ticket he took cash, but never gave us an actual ticket! I didn’t enjoy this experience travelling to Eze but the village itself is lovely to see.
Where comfortable walking shoes! It can get quite hilly in places and there are lots of steps, but its manageable.
The gardens are a must see if you are there with great views. Costs 8 Euros per person to enter.
Beware of the jam/ nougat selling shop! It looks very enticing until the staff try to start selling you slices of jam but won’t give any indication on the price! Avoid if you can!
Written June 14, 2024
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Helen D
Boston, MA26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Eze is tiny and medieval, on top of a mountain (don’t think the seaside Eze is the same thing!)
You can park near the tennis club and walk down 25 mins to the old town and take your time going down every nook and cranny. Jardín Exotique is closed as of Nov, so don’t buy tickets. A sweet and small flash into old history, few stairs. A sweet visit.
We had lunch at the main (and only?) intersection, truffle chicken sandwich was delicious and staff was friendly. Took our baguette sandwich to go.
Highly recommend!
Written November 7, 2023
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AMsays
Thornhill, Canada4,586 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We arrived from Villefranche alongside the spectacular coastline of the Côte d’Azur. The medieval village is located on a hilltop of a high cliff, 1,400 feet above sea level. In 1338, the House of Savoy fortified the village - you still see some remnants today. There’s much to see in this small space sparkling with unique shops, sites and a certain joie de vivre. Walking is the best way to see this village, but of course, there are a few hills ....
Written November 30, 2022
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MeeLuv
San Francisco, CA2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
NOTE: This review is for when we visited Eze back in 2000 and again in 2004, very few tourists back then. The #82 bus from Nice and back had only two of us passengers! Views are gorgeous and weather was very sunny, reminds us of southern california coast towns such as Laguna Niguel and Dana Point but with much more historical and interesting architecture. We brought own food and had a good picnic at a good viewing spot. We were young and had lot of fun. Hope to visit again soon!
Written January 26, 2023
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Navid Amidi
California Desert, CA2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
The gate people and workers at Eze literally said to us there are too many toursits . . we don't want them here. Not very welcoming, when you're at the gate :) . . we actually live in Nice, but had friends visiting, and wanted to show them Eze . . and these people decided to show them how the French people seem to have no idea the money to run Eze comes from the visitors. Our friends decided it wasn't worth seeing, and we all left. What a terrible group of people to run this place . . really a shame . .
Written April 19, 2023
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