Eze village is a medieval tiny spot on the top of the rocky hill in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.
The village is located at the height of 427 meters above the sea level.
This is a beautiful resort in the South of France, between Nice and Monaco. To some people it reminds an eagles’ nest, on the top of the rocks. Lovely place with picturesque landscapes attract thousands of tourists, which is a main source of income here.
The shores and the beaches are hidden in the forests of pine trees and all the villas still preserve the charm of the “Belle Époque” style.
The old part of the city is located on the top of the hill. The only entrance to Eze village is through the Gates built in XIV century.
You will be inspired by this tiny village when walking in the narrow streets and among the old stone houses.
In spite of being a small village Eze offers number of tourists’ attractions.
The Church was built in XVII century, the contrast of styles makes the church special. There is an Egyptian Cross kept in the church.
The oldest building of Eze village relates to 1306. This is the St Cross Church (Chapelle de la Sainte Croix).
There is an exotic garden, founded in 1949 by J. Gastou. The garden is located on the height of 429 meters from the sea level. It has remnants of the fortress, reassembled in 1706 according to the order of Ludovik XIV.
Awesome views are opening from the park of exotic plants, beautifully located on the top of the hill.
Hundreds of cactuses brought from the Southern part of America grow here.
There is a narrow road connecting Eze with the sea.
Eze village was the inspiration place for Nietzsche, where he wrote the main part of “Also Sprach Zarathustra”. It is stated that in the mornings Nietzsche was climbing a hill for a new portion of inspiration for his novel.
An important role in the history of Eze belongs to the Chapelle des Penitents Blancs, where people of Eze voted for joining to France in 1860.
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