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View on the village from the Grande corniche road.

Èze is a village in Provence, France, between Nice and Monaco.


Eze can be divided in two parts:

  • Èze village, the perched village, at about 350 meters above the sea, offering a fantastic view on the coast.
  • Èze-sur-Mer (also called Èze-bord-de-Mer ; sea side), a seaside resort.

Get in[edit]

The commune is mainly crossed from west to east by 3 roads:

  • The "route du bord de mer" (sea-side road) or "Basse corniche" running along the whole coast of the département, passes through Èze-sur-Mer.
  • Èze village is located on the road called "Moyenne corniche" (M6007), also known as a part of the "Route nationale 7" (the Holiday Route, running from Paris to Italy). As its name says, it runs halfway on the mountain-side.
  • The "Grande corniche" (D 2564; called avenue des diables bleus on the portion over Èze village) runs on top of the ridge between Nice and Menton.

By train[edit]

  • 1 Èze-sur-mer station. This station is in Eze-sur-Mer, and is a stop of the line running along the coast (with stops in Nice, Monaco and Ventimiglia among others). Not all trains stop there. The trains can be packed during commuting hours. See "Get around" for information on hiking up to Èze-village. €6 one way from Nice.

By bus[edit]

Bus number 82 departs from the bus station Vauban in the east of Nice and has a stop in Èze, seven days a week (1 bus/hour, less on Sunday). The station Vauban is on the route of Nice's tramway.

By bike[edit]

There are some good climbs on the portion on the sea-side road between Nice and Monaco: a 100 m high one at Villefranche (on the west, next to Nice) and two others on the east side around Cap d'Ail. So be prepared to some effort or take your time. Not a good route for the heavy vélos bleus (Nice city bikes).

The road to Èze village and the Grand Corniche an be considered as a sporty ride, given their respective altitudes (350 m and 550 m).

Get around[edit]

A long steep footpath, the Chemin de Nietzsche, connects the seaside town (and train station) with the village. The path is rough and rocky, so hiking shoes or boots are recommended. The walk up will take about 1.5 hours. The walk downhill (from Èze to Eze-sur-Mer) takes 45 minutes.

If you want to do the route by car you will have to make a detour. There is a direct road from Èze village to the grande corniche.


A typical street of the village
  • 1 Medieval village. The atmospheric medieval village is famous for its beauty and charm. It is dominated by the ruins of the castle of the 12th century and consists in narrow, winding streets and the baroque church is worth a visit. Its many shops, art galleries, hotels and restaurants attract a large number of tourists and honeymooners. As a result Èze has become dubbed by some a village-musée, a "museum village", as few residents of local origin live here. From Èze there are gorgeous views of the Mediterranean Sea.
  • 2 Jardin Exotique, 20 Rue du Château, +33 4 93 41 10 30, . Jan-Mar,Oct-Dec: 09:00-16:30; Apr-Jun: 09:00-18:30; Jul-Sep: 09:00-19:30. Set on the ruins of the 12th century castle, this garden offers a beautiful panorama on the coast. €7, €4 for students and groups. Jardin botanique d'Èze (Q3162606) on Wikidata Jardin botanique d'Èze on Wikipedia
  • Musée d'Eze.


  • Caves
  • Hiking
  • Make your own perfume at the Galimard or Fragonard perfumeries


  • Parfumeries




Go next[edit]

  • The city-state of Monaco is 5 km east.
  • Nice, the main city of the département, is about 7 km west.
  • La Turbie, another small village to the east on the Grande corniche road, offers very nice views on Monaco and the coast from the point called the «Tête de chien» (dog head).

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