Have you ever visited Eze, France? Renowned for its medieval architecture, this charming medieval town is an ideal location for your next getaway. From exotic gardens to beautiful beaches, Eze is truly a vacationer’s paradise. Read on to find out everything you should do when you visit Eze, France.
How to get there
Located near Monaco, France, Eze is known for its cobbled sidewalks and blossoming bougainvillea. Although it’s not as popular as Cannes or St. Tropez, Eze is still a must-see when visiting France because of its gorgeous perfume shops and art museums. Before you arrive in Eze, one of the most important things to do is to book your hotel and flight. Luckily, we’ve got you covered.
According to TripAdvisor, Cap Estel Hotel has the perfect accommodations for a romantic trip. Amenities include a luxurious pool, an in-house restaurant, and a fancy spa. While you’re at it, don’t forget to check out Cap Estel Hotel’s workout center, day spa, and extensive bar selection. If you’re traveling on a budget, then the Chateau Eza is a more affordable option. Complete with mountain views and a Michelin-starred restaurant, you won’t want to come home from this spot.
After you’ve reserved your hotel stay, you’ll need to know exactly which airstrip to fly into. Thankfully, it appears that there’s only one major Eze airport. Based in Nice, France, the Cote D’Azur Airport is only about nine miles away from Eze. As one of France’s most bustling runways, Cote D’Azur has tons of terminals for Air France, EasyJet, and HOP! flights. Also, the airport successfully flew over 11 million arriving and departing passengers in a single year. That means that you’re in good hands!
Where to eat
Want to know the best part? There’s no shortage of fun food to try when you’re in Eze. Of course, the only hard choice would be deciding where to eat. If you do choose to stay at one of the hotels that we mentioned earlier, then you should know that they both have fantastic, vegetarian-friendly dining areas. In fact, the restaurants at the Cap Estel Hotel and the Chateau Eza are both among the most highly-rated eateries in Eze, France. While Cap Estel’s restaurant is a more expensive choice, you’ll fall in love with its blend of French, Mediterranean, and European cuisine.
It gets better: Chateau Eza’s restaurant actually uses local ingredients to create its culinary masterpieces. Try their dégustation menu if you prefer to sample from a wide array of delicious fare. You should also try amuse bouche for your hors d’œuvre, fish for your entrée, and baked Alaska for your dessert. Bonus points if you pair your meal with a refreshing white wine or a regional rosé.
If you’re not impressed yet, then your jaw is sure to drop when you try the La Chevre d’Or restaurant in Eze. Reserved for special occasions, this special place is sure to make you salivate. Enjoy squash and fennel smoked lobster while enjoying 360° views of the Mediterranean. For those who enjoy healthier meals, TripAdvisor user @01Canadian_Traveller has highly recommended that you try the salad nicoise. Plus, the lemon dessert served at this restaurant is to die for. But don’t take our word for it. Just ask TripAdvisor user @Vizaim, who claimed that the citrusy treat “was THE BEST DESSERT I had !!! The lemon was Perfection.” Sounds like a dream that you won’t want to wake up from!
What to do
Here’s the deal: it’s practically impossible to run out of things to do in Eze. For instance, the Le Jardin Exotique d’Eze is an extraordinary sight to see if you like botanical gardens. What makes this nature park unique is that its surrounded by the ruins of a historic fortress. Not to mention that you can explore Le Jardin Exotique’s exquisite flora while overlooking the Mediterranean.
Another fantastic landmark to visit is Vieux Eze. For those that enjoy guided tours, this is a perfect addition to your itinerary. However, there are a lot of steps and hills in this part of town. That means that you should probably put on a comfy pair of shoes if you do decide to visit Vieux Eze. After taking a look at all of the adorable jewelry shops and art galleries here, you’ll be sure to forget how badly your feet hurt.
Want to break a sweat on your vacation? Then you’ve got to check out the Chemin de Nietzsche. The best part about this ancient hiking trail is that it rewards you with stunning views of the ocean once you reach the end. If you’re an amateur hiker, then it’s suggested that you try walking down Chemin de Nietzsche before you try the uphill climb. Nonetheless, hiking enthusiasts will enjoy the trek to the top from the beach below.
Finally, no trip to Eze is complete without a tour of the French Riviera. Luckily, this day trip is beyond easy to book for you and your friends. Once aboard, you’ll have a blast traveling to Nice, France by boat with a small group. You can even check out the cities of Cannes, Monte Carlo, or Juan-les-Pins along the way. The proof? Trip Advisor user @Jamrican1 shared that this floating tour “guided us through Cannes, Antibes, Eze, Monaco, and Monte Carlo with facts and interesting points of each place we visited.” What more could anyone ask for?